Elves wanted!

Round Table are looking for collectors to help again on this year’s charity santa sleigh pull. Please could 41 Club members check the link below and add their names as elves to any evenings with which they can assist. Given Round Table’s support for our charity evenings, it would be good to try and help them out in return.




November Meeting – Date Change

 Reflections on Passchendaele.
A talk by our very own David Henderson on the subject of this momentous battle that took place one hundred years ago this year. David will bring a fresh and informative view to the subject. The meeting will be held at the Rugby Club.
“Passchendaele is synonymous for mud and blood and futility. But why was it fought? And why was it fought in the location of Ypres? And what did it achieve beyond its reputation for human carnage? We will attempt to explore these themes as we examine – from all sides – the context of the penultimate year of the Great War.”
Note the date change from Thursday 9th November to Thursday 30th November. This is to avoid a clash of dates with the Chairman’s Charity Evening.
To avoid confusion all apologies so far given for 9th November are void and any member wishing to give apologies for 30th November meeting must do so again.

December Meeting – Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner will be served at the Bryherstones on   Thursday 14 December.
meet at 7.30 to eat at 8.00pm

Home made pate or leek and sweet potato soup

Main Course
Traditional Christmas Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings ( Radford Farm 5 week hung rib of beef ) with horseradish sauce or mustards and lashings of tasty gravy

Traditional Christmas Pudding with either rum sauce or brandy butter OR homemade Lime Cheesecake

£27.50 per head to include  either a pint of lovely hand pulled Timothy Taylor’s  LANDLORD beer, a lager or a glass of red or white wine of the house (highly commended) The house red is a stunning Cape Heights 14% Merlot.

This meeting will be for members, partners and guests and you must opt-in. Please use the link below or the new Opt-in form on the Club website, please give numbers, and meal preferences in the comments section of the form. Payment in advance or on the night.

Tell Tom I am attending

Charity Evening

  • We have our annual charity dinner in a few week’s time:
    • FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER at the Rugby Club
    • 30 for 8pm
    • 3 course meal plus entertainment
    • It is a 41 Club night so members are paid for – partners and other guests are £30 a head
    • In aid of a local charity – Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group – chosen by Mark Laws
    • Dress is smart/ casual

This will be our third 41 Club Charity Night in recent years. The most important aspect of our club is – in my opinion at least – the fellowship and sustained friendship. However, it is also good to hold an annual event to support worthwhile causes such as the Disabled Swimming Club. In previous years we have raised money for Children’s Wish (for terminally ill children to do something special) and Basics Plus (who employ people with special needs helping both them and the community).

Please therefore support the event if you possibly can. Previous events have been well supported and last year we raised over £1,700.

As this counts as a 41 Club night members need to apologise in the usual way if they are unable to attend please.



Some members have kindly asked if they can make a donation. Any cheques should be made out to ‘Scarborough 41 Club’ and forwarded to Steve please.

Many thanks

Simon Lockley – Membership Officer

October Meeting – Indian Banquet

Thursday 12 October (apologies by Friday 6 October)
The evening starts by meeting in THE SCARBOROUGH FLYER on St Nicholas Street from 6.30pm. This newly refurbished pub sells fine cask ales at very reasonable prices. And it’s only 3 minute walk from

EASTERN PARADISE, opposite the Market




I am arranging that we are treated to the SPECIAL BANQUET  which few people seem to know about but which is superb. One of the dishes is Bangladeshi curried fish which is divine. Part of the evening will consist on sitting down to an ice cold pint of COBRA lager.

Tom (Social Secretary and Camera critic)

September Meeting – The Play’s the thing


THEATRE TRIP – Thursday 14th September (with partners)
The evening starts by an early visit to award-winning LAZENBYS on York Place and then we go to SJT for an early showing of ALAN AYCKBOURN’S new comedy A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN

LAZENBYS will look after us from 5.30pm BUT you will need to make your booking DIRECTLY with the restaurant by ‘phoning Simon on 01723 373836 Tell the restaurant that you are one of the 41 Club and this will enable us to be seated at the same tables. On the night you will need to make payment DIRECTLY yourselves for whatever course(s) you have chosen, likewise wine etc. 

After LAZENBYS we make our way to enjoy the 7pm performance (note this) of AYCKBOURN’S critically acclaimed new production which is being premiered here in Scarborough. PLEASE NOTE that you need to make your own booking of tickets DIRECTLY with the SJT. When doing so mention that you are 41 Club and you will be allocated to the seats for which we have reservations. The ticket office number is 01723 370541

Let’s try to have a good turnout for our first meeting of the 2017/8 year

A welcome for the the President of New Zealand RT

Mark Smith is an excellent past RT88 Tabler who emigrated to NZ 6 years ago. He worked as a Podiatrist in Scarborough and fully engaged in International tabling while he was living in the U.K.  When he moved to Christchurch he re-energised Table on the South Island and is now President  of New Zealand Roundtable and he stopped off in Scarborough as part of his Euro tour of table. I met up with him and his wife Anna in a local hostelry we exchanged stories and shared concerns about the transition from Table to 41 clubs across the world.

PS. And Mike Shingler says he was a very good elf!

New Zealand Round Table Chairman hails from Scarborough

Dominic Grunwell was telling me that and ex-Scarborough Tabler, Mark Smith (if I have the name aright) is now National President of RT New Zealand and he is in Scarborough this week.

I think he was a chiropodist here.

Does anybody know about him – David

From a little research on the Round Table New Zealand website I think he is the guy on the right of this picture. Please use the link to access http://www.roundtable.co.nz/christchurh-round-table-1-welcomes-new-member/



Archery Meeting

The next sports event will be a joint meeting with FARTS at Scarborough Archers, Osgodby Lane Scarborough on Thursday 27th July.

Start 6.30  followed by the opportunity to have a meal at the Poachers Barn for those who want to eat, unfortunately they no longer do the BOGOF offer, now it’s just a free drink with the meal.

Anyone interested please let Darren Kellet know no later than Friday 21st July indicating whether you want to eat. Also let me know if you are left handed as apparently you need a special bow.

July BBQ Final Arrangements

Hi fellow BBQ enthusiasts

The weather is reasonable ( ie no rain ) for Saturday and we are now over 30 attendees, which is great.

For those of you who haven’t been to the beautiful house and gardens of the Edwards family known as Fishermans Cottage, East Ayton, it is best to approach on foot from A170 up the road to Forge Valley and is the first house on the left. There will be some blue and white balloons flying at the entrance.

Anybody sensibly thinking of coming by taxi should use the East Ayton garage as the stop off and pickup point.

Because this is an ‘opt in ‘ event payment of £15 per head is payable on the night in cash to Simon Ward who tells me that he has been trained in the dark arts of extracting money from Yorkshire folk. Rather him than me !

Look forward to seeing you all on the night.