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2024 Northern Get-Together

June 8th 2024


The Northern Get-Together and Dinner is traditionally held on the 2nd full weekend of June. It is open to non-member guests and overseas visitors are especially welcome. You can read the whole FOC history of the Harrogate Dinner Here

Our 2024 event will, as usual, be at the delightful Cedar Court Hotel, in the pretty town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our organiser this year is Paul, G4AFU.


When: Saturday 8th June, 2024

Where: Cedar Court hotel Harrogate, Park Parade, Harrogate. HG1 5AH, United Kingdom


The Cedar Court Hotel has always been an excellent venue for our event. Harrogate is a delightful floral town nestling in the Yorkshire Dales that is at its colourful best in June. As in previous years, the hotel has put a great menu together for our dinner, held in their magnificent “Harrogate Suite”. Read full Hotel info and directions Here.


Suggested Programme:

Friday 7th June:

Check-in at the Cedar Court for two nights.

Meet at the bar from 6,45pm. An informal FOC dinner is arranged at "Zizzi" - Harrogate for 7,30pm.  

We'll be emailing everyone registered for our main event sometime around June 1st to collect attendance numbers. The bill for this restaurant will be settled by those attending on the day.


Saturday 8th June:

Arrange your own afternoon tours. You can view a Harrogate Tour guide Here.

The hotel also has a very comfortable lounge with a bar, which is a popular area for chatting and catching up with friends during the day.

Return to the Cedar Court for a presentation between 4,00pm and 6,00pm in the “Harrogate Town Suite.

We are pleased to welcome Mike, G4BLH who will give a talk on "TW Electronics” being the company once owned by our SK member Tom Withers, G3HGE. Mike will bring some of Tom's gear (Magpad, TW Olympic bug, VHF radio's et al.) to showcase G3HGE's commercial products. It should take 1 hour with time for questions afterwards.

Once the meeting has concluded we will adjourn and reconvene at 7,00pm for Dinner which will also be in the “Harrogate Town Suite”


Dinner Menu:

A choice of starter, main and dessert is offered in the booking system, with options to suit all tastes. A vegetarian option is available for each course. 

You can preview the whole menu Here

Tea and coffee will be served after dinner.

You can select your choice when you register for the event on this website, however, if you have any special dietary requirements then please contact secretary@g4foc.org after registering.



Dinner Booking and Price:

The cost of the evening dinner is £42.00 per head.  Please be aware that the cost of the dinner ticket does not include any accommodation or other private bills incurred at the hotel bar, etc.

The dress code for the dinner is smart casual. There are no formal requirements for this event.

The easiest way to register and pay for the dinner and select your menu choices is to click the button below.  

Don't worry, it's really quick and easy!


 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY ON THIS WEB SITE


If for whatever reason you can’t or don’t wish to book on the website then please contact secretary@g4foc.org 


Hotel Rooms:

Please book your own room:

The Hotel is holding a limited number of rooms for both the 7th and 8th of June until 27th April 2024. 

We have been advised that these rates will be: £105.00 inclusive of VAT, and per night for a double room and £110.00 inclusive of VAT,  for a twin room.

To request these rates you will need to call "reservations" on 01423 858585 [+44 1423 858585] and ask for the rate that applies to our event. This can also be done by email: reservations.harrogate@cedarcourthotels.co.uk 

In the event that all the rooms being held for us are taken make sure to ask for any availability they might have from their normal allocation which of course may be at a different rate.


Parking:

Parking at the hotel is free for hotel guests, but requires your number plate to be entered into a Computer at the hotel reception. If you forget, you may well receive a parking fine, so please pay attention to this. There are signs in the carpark with more information.


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