Thursday, 1 July 2010

Leeds United On The Road 2011 (03/03/11)

This season's On The Road evening will take place on Thursday 3rd March 2011. Due to the Spa Complex being fully booked on suitable Fridays in the Spring we have had to move the event to a Thursday but on a positive note it means that Eddie Gray will be part of the panel.

Eddie Gray: 577 Games (68 Goals) For LUFC, Manager on two occasions & Assistant Manager under D'OL
This season's comedian also has a Leeds United Connection.

Nephew of Johnny Giles & Son of Scumbag Nobby, John Stiles made 81 appearances for Leeds scoring 3 goals between 1984-88 and went onto play for Rochdale & Doncaster Rovers before becoming a stand up comedian. John prides himself on the fact that his act is very original and funny with a great emphasis on voices and impressions which sets him apart from the rest.

Tickets are priced at £17 which includes a 2 course meal and are available by calling Dave Exley on 07745101992

Fancy making a weekend of it? Scarborough has plenty of affordable accomodation

Paul Joesph from runs you through what Scarborough has to offer:

Scarborough Guide
Places of Interest

Scarborough Guide

Places of Interest

The seaside town of Scarborough may be off the radar of most international tourists, but those who live in Yorkshire and its surroundings will be aware of its numerous attractions.

Arguably the town’s jewel in the crown is Scarborough Castle, which dates back over 2,500 years, and sits within an imposing headland between two bays. The castle, which boasts dramatic sheer drops to the sea, has endured a battle-hardened past, having come under siege from medieval kings and Civil War armies, as well as German bombardment during the Second World War. Visitors can climb to
the battlement viewing platforms for impressive coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

Another of Scarborough’s favourite attractions is its beaches, the most popular being South Sands, which is a large sandy bay that draws families thanks to its child-friendly facilities. There is also a working inner harbour with a small fishing fleet and outer harbour for pleasure boats and yachts. Visitors can enjoy boat trips around the bay or along the coast, whilst a well-positioned cliff lift provides easy access to the town centre.[Soft Break]
For entertainment, Scarborough’s most popular venue is the historic Spa complex, which despite its misleading name, is typically used for live shows and the highly regarded Spa Orchestra (Britain’s only remaining seaside orchestra) during the summer season, as well as being a business and conference arena.

Theatre-goers will enjoy the presence of four impressive theatre halls in the town. One of the most famous is the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Music lovers, meanwhile, can visit Peasholm Park, which offers open air concerts and an array of family activities.

Other popular Scarborough attractions include the award winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough Art Gallery and the modernised Rotunda Museum. The town also hosts several busy festivals throughout the year, including Seafest, Jazz, Bike week, Scarborough Fayre and the Scarborough Cricket Festival.

Where to Stay

Scarborough’s visitors are well catered for with an excellent choice of accommodation options, ranging from budget B&Bs to high-end hotels. The vast majority of Scarborough hotels are located within easy reach of the town centre as well as the beachfront, meaning that wherever you stay you will be conveniently located.

The 4-star Jadellas Hotel would be an excellent choice, having received very good reviews on This Scarborough hotel boasts an attractive garden and is just a short walk from the town centre and the seafront, as well as the picturesque Peasholm Park.

Those looking for a mid-range choice may want to consider the 3-star Ashcroft Hotel. This family run guest house would be ideal for those travelling by car, as it offers on-site parking for guests.
Visitors to Scarborough who are on a budget will benefit from the affordable prices at the 2-star Ryndle Court Hotel, which offers basic but clean amenities. This hotel also offers excellent views towards the Castle and headland which separates the North and South Bays.

For a small town, Scarborough has an impressive number of public houses, bars and clubs. Throughout the year these venues are kept busy by the town’s student population, whilst during peak season the visiting crowds add further to the watering holes’ coiffeurs.

Whilst large chain bar have arrived on the landscape in recent years, Scarborough is still home to several traditional English pubs such as the Lord Nelson, the Commercial Scholars.

A popular haunt with a younger crowd is The Cask, which is distinctive for its wall-to-wall (and roof) antiques. Boasting two floors and lots of bar space, the Cask is situated close to the town centre, past the famous Valley Bridge.

1 comment:

  1. Scarborough attractions are its beaches, the most popular South Sands, a large bay of fine sand that attracts families with its easy to use the facilities. There is also a port with a small internal working fishing fleet and an external port for pleasure boats and yachts.

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