First Class CW Operators' Club


Harrogate Dinner 

a.k.a FOC Northern Get-Together

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

This is an event that John, G3WGV very kindly organised for us, having done so in many previous years, with just a gap in 2018 for our 80th anniversary celebration. Covid-19 sadly caused both the 2020 and 2021 events to be cancelled but we fully resumed in 2022.

2023 Northern Get-Together 

Our 2023 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 10th June, 2023

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 9th 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 10th 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 FOC meeting between 4,00 pm and 6,00 pm in the “Oak Suite. Some speakers and presentations are being planned together with a Committee Q&A session. This should be a great opportunity to exchange views on all matters FOC.

Once the meeting has concluded we will adjourn and reconvene at 7,00pm for – Dinner 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 after registering.

Dinner Booking and Price:

The cost of the evening dinner is £39.50 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!


If for whatever reason you can’t or don’t wish to book on the website then please contact 

Hotel Rooms:

Please book your own room:

The Hotel is holding a limited number of rooms for both the 9th and 10th of June until about 4 weeks before our event. 

We have been advised that these rates will be: £99.00 inclusive of VAT, breakfast and per night for solo occupancy and £109.00 inclusive of VAT, breakfast for double occupancy.

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: 

In the unlikely 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 at the hotel is free, 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.

Here are some pictures from the 2022 event.


           MØPCB, G4IIY

     G4IIY, G3PDH, G3MCK

   G3PJT, G4ILW  

      GØHFL and Steph 

    Elizabeth and G4BSW   


  G4FAD, G3MCK   

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