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Here is a selection of the different types of activities we can accommodate at the Darby and Joan Hall:

  • Amateur Theatrical Performances
  • Ballroom, Folk, Sequence and other forms of  dancing
  • Beekeepers Association
  • Birthday and Anniversary Parties
  • Bridge and Whist Groups
  • Camera Club
  • China Painters
  • Concerts and Musical Performances
  • Darby & Joan Luncheon Club
  • Discussion Groups and Meetings
  • Embroidery
  • Exhibitions, Displays and Bazaars
  • Health Classes
  • Keep Fit Classes (some strenuous: others of a more gentle nature)
  • U3A
  • Yoga



is a registered charity that assists people with physical disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. Over the past 27 years the charity has provided more than 680 trained dogs to help disabled people.

More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner. The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency. The charity aims to train dogs to meet the needs of people with even the most complex disabilities, including members of HM Armed Forces. Canine Partners is working closely with the Forces charity Help for Heroes, which has funded several partnerships of injured ex-servicemen and women.

These life transforming dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence and self-esteem. A canine partner also brings companionship, a sense of security and increases social interaction.

Here at the Darby & Joan hall we hold monthly classes for the training of our puppies and, under the tuition of our local trainer, these puppies will become Canine Partners of the future, assisting people with physical disabilities.

Canine Partners receives no government funding and relies solely on public donations. For further information please visit caninepartners.org.uk or contact Leeanne Spenceley.

Tel: 07825294918

Email: leeannes@caninepartners.org.uk


We meet every Friday (except during August) in the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, for lunch, and entertainment in the afternoon. The two course meal is freshly cooked on the premises by our two excellent cooks. We have vacancies for new members who are always welcome. There is a small annual membership fee which lasts for the whole year and the meal is paid for weekly. The club is run by volunteers who are all members of RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) and anyone wishing to join the volunteers is very welcome.

For more information telephone Jennifer Hodge at the Club on a Friday 01482 845819, or call in.

At any other time telephone 01482 849077.


We meet on the second Thursday each month in the Small Hall starting at 7.30. We have a range of speakers and events throughout the year and visitors are assured of a warm welcome.

Jean Ellis 01482 45415
Sue Topping 01482 840952


The U3A is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. In Cottingham we have many group activities ranging from art, history and singing to garden visits, ten pin bowling and coffee club. We have a members’ meeting with a speaker and tea on the second Thursday of every month.

See our website: https://u3asites.org.uk/cottingham/welcome

Forthcoming speakers to the Large Hall in 2020 are:

January 9th                     Rhythmn and Rhyme by Mike Smith

February 13th                 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust by Tony Martin

March 12th                     The Story of Butlins by Stephen Wells

April 9th                          Tracking the Brontes by Eddie Lawley

May 14th                          Dove House Hospice by Charlie Sommerville

June 11th                         Comedy Nostalgia by Terry Richards

July 9th                            The Wheels on the Bus by Angela Mason

August 13th                     Tom and Misha by Kathleen Barnett

September 10th              No Speaker – Birthday Meeting

October 8th                     A Flash in the Pan by Dulcie Lewis

November 12th               Bridlington Lifeboat by Fred Walkington

December 10th                TBA


The Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild was formed in 1958 and meets at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday in the month in the Small Hall at the rear of the Darby and Joan Hall in Finkle Street.  Please note that there is no meeting held in August and the December meeting is on the second Wednesday.

During the year we have a sponsored walk for our chosen charity and days out to places of interest, luncheons, theatre etc.

New members and visitors are always welcome.  For more information please ring Eileen on 845426.

Our speakers for the remainder of the Guild year are:





15th January Charity Speaker
19th February Pat Collard Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
18th March AGM
15th April Christine Watson Burton Constable Hall

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call me.

Thank you.

Eileen Scarborough



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Cottingham Little Theatre is a very friendly drama group based in Cottingham. We’ve been around for nearly a century (we started out in 1920) and in that time we’ve put on hundreds of shows – comedies, thrillers, dramas and even the odd musical!

We’ve got a very loyal following in Cottingham and the surrounding area – although some of our audience come from much further afield – and we are proud of our reputation for delivering professional performances and an excellent night out.

Val Thompson: 01482 844567 / 07880608545


The meeting scheduled for 11th April 2020 has had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Let us hope that normal service can be resumed as soon as possible.


Darby and Joan Hall,

Finkle St.


Doors Open 2:15pm

Visitors £3                        Members £2

Includes Tea/Coffee  Biscuits.

Visit our website

www.eyesembroidery.co.uk  for further details

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Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm; Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St. Cottingham. Enjoy a free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come alone or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. All dances are walked through before being set to music. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free. More information from:

Keith Alexander 01482 509751 or Jan Gray 01482 840637



meets on 2nd Monday in each month. If you have worked in NHS or Social Care, join us by contacting Olga 01482 470971.


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Jenny Pugh is a gifted clairvoyant medium who has communicated with the spirit world from an early age. Using her remarkable talents, Jenny can pass on their beautiful messages of love and guidance, providing evidence of their survival.

She invites you to join her, for a relaxed and exciting evening of clairvoyance where will be love, laughter, and maybe even a few happy tears. Her psychic talents will spellbind you, and the survival evidence she provides will bring you comfort, knowing that your loved ones are still with you. The evening will have an intermission with light refreshments included.

Take your seat, relax, sit back and listen…as Jenny’s next message could be especially for you!

Tickets available from www.jennypughpsychic.com or on the door (if still available). For further information, contact Jenny at jenny@jennypughpsychic.com or @JenPughPsychic on Facebook and Twitter.

Dates booked in the Small Hall are:

Saturdays: 19.00 – 21.00

22nd February

21st March

25th April



We meet every fourth Wednesday in the Small Hall. Our events this year are:

Everyone welcome. For more information please contact our Secretary, Dorothy Cooper 01482 847707

Our forthcoming speakers and activities in the Small Hall in 2020 are:

February 26th                Facts and Fantasies by Mr Trevise

March 25th                     Quiz

April 22nd                       Seaside by Marilyn Walker

May 27th                          Six Personalities by Paul Scholfield

June 24th                        Quiz

July 22nd                        Retirement Adventures by Phillip Walker

September 23rd             Who Wants To be A Millionaire – Pat Collard

October 28th                  Quiz

November 25th              Bits and Pieces by Derek Clarke


We meet every Wednesday afternoon 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. We are a very friendly group who enjoy a game of Whist with a break for tea and biscuits.

For more details contact Pat Bolton 07531762593


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The club encourages the production & appreciation of audio-visual sequences (AVs). AV is the presentation of a series of images or video clips with an accompanying soundtrack. AVs are easily produced using software to combine still images, video, text and sound and can be played on any PC, TV, DVD or sent to YouTube.

We meet approximately every second Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Turn a collection of digital photos into something you will be proud to show. For more details and examples of our work see http://www.ypicc.uk or contact Andrew Chadwick 01482 445824. New members always welcome – just turn up.


This group is small only 12 people. The style of yoga is gentle and slow. We cover postures, stretching, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Some yoga philosophy is also included.

Contact Val Blackshaw 01482 875688

Email: valblackshaw@gmail.com





Organisation Contact Phone
121 Coaching Claire Lyon 07771873457


Beverley Beekeepers Association Lynne Meilhan 01482 65269/07801950473


British Wheel of Yoga Pauline Coyle 01482 342574


Canine Partners Leeanne Spenceley 07825294918


China Painters Sue Murphy 01482 872577


Cottingham & Hull Folk Dance Club Jan Gray 01482 840637



Cottingham Bridge Club Diana Taylor 01482 845873


Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild Eileen Scarborough 01482 845426



Cottingham Green WI Sue Topping 01482 840952


Cottingham Ladies Circle Carol Lewis 01482 844919


Cottingham Little Theatre Val Thompson 01482844567/78806085458



Cottingham U3A Pat Collard 01482 667590/07846317662


Cottingham U3A Needlework Paula Bell 01482 805262


Dance Dynamic Jill Roberts 01482 07867788935


Darby & Joan Friday Luncheon Club Jennifer Hodge 01482 849077 [H]/ 01482 845819 [C]
East Yorkshire Embroidery Society Val Wright 01482 843976


East Yorkshire Metal Detecting Society Stan Raymond 01482 658962


Healthy Lifestyles Laura Hutchinaon 01482 392527/07887653489


Humberside Bonsai Society Paul Blaza 01482 05784/07828644087


Karate Hull Ashley Harrison 07515114694


Movement to Music Kathy Vickers 01482 844098/07778833394


NHS Retirement Fellowship Doreen Chadwick 07868734519



Psychic Night Jenny Pugh jenny@jennypughpsychic.com
Quilters Guild Hilary Spilsbury 01482 886203


Revive Church Lucy Emanuel 07718593130/420620


Sewing Pod Louise Walker 01482 844523/07913605465


Slimming World Theresa Foster 01482 823032


Tai Chi Tom Foulstone 01482 841567/07494849857


Trew School of Dance & Fitness Janet Trew 01482 666794


Wednesday Social Club Dorothy Cooper 01482 847707
Whist Pat Bolton 07531762593
Wilberforce Sequence Dancers Harold Wilberforce 01482 843939
YOGA Val Blackshaw 01482 875688


YPI Camera Club Andrew Chadwick 01482 445824/07962445824


Zumba Gold Fitness Lisa Godman 01482 848111/07852121609