Group hope for boost in membership after move

ONE of Scarborough’s oldest clubs has been given a vital lifeline by the town’s university.

Scarborough Field Naturalists Society has moved into the University of Hull campus, in Filey Road, to continue holding meetings and lectures.

The society, which was founded in 1889, is hoping the move will provide a boost to membership numbers.

However, it later moved to the Friends Meeting House, in Woodlands Drive, where it remained for many years.

Mick Carroll, society president, said: “We could not have wished for a better venue and we’re looking forward to a long and productive association between the two organisations.”

Lecturer Dr Sue Hull added: “It seems to be the perfect solution and I’m sure members will be very happy.”

The society will meet on Tuesday, February 14, to listen to a talk from Nigel Puckrin about The Yorkshire Red Kite Project.

In March, Todd German will give an introduction to rehabilitating seals at Scarborough Sea Life Centre and on April 17. Dr Nicky Milner will give a talk about excavations at the now world-famous Star Carr site.

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