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HCS Christmas Social

12th December 2021

St Wilfrid's Parish Hall, Duchy Road.

In mid December about 50 Society members gathered at St Wilfrid’s Parish Hall, on Duchy Road, for our annual Christmas social event. As the Hall is associated with Harrogate’s only Grade 1 Listed historic building the venue was appropriate. The high ceiling of the 1930’s hall (with its unusual Lamella roof), and open doors, allowed members to feel comfortable in these strange times. Members also had the opportunity to purchase books on local history, many written by Society members and spent over £750, in some cases on books that long out of print and in others on books just published (such as member Dr Paul Jennings' book "Working Class Lives in Edwardian Harrogate"). Dr Jennings also gave a short and entertaining talk on past Christmases (and very cold winters) in the town.

St Wilfrid’s Hall featured in the second episode of the latest series of All Creatures Great and Small, as the venue for the Daffodil Ball.