A talk of boating in the 1950s on the River Foss and the last Castle Mills Lockkeeper

14th May 2019

Boyhood memories of Robin Clough from the 1950s  all about boating on the River Foss and stories of the last Castle Mills Lockkeeper.


Meet at the lockside. Followed by lunch at the Mason’s Arms.

The talk will be limited to 15 people and it is hoped they will all stay to socialise, eat and/or have a drink in the small room (on the left looking from the front) and may be joined by others to a limit of 20 people. [If the weather is bad the talk will be in the small Room  at The Masons Arms].

The Masons Arms re-opened mid 2016 after the December 2015 flooding and a £150k refurbishment.  Being adjacent to the River Foss and Castle Mills Lock, it has been a venue used by the RFS for many years.  The owners are still involved but Jill and Terry are running it as the Managers and they continue the good relationship with the RFS.  Food portions still tend to be on the large size!

St George’s Field Car Park, YO10 4AB, is recommended if coming by car as parking is VERY limited at The Masons Arms.

If you are interested please let Peter Hopwood know by the end of March so that he can confirm with the speaker via peter147haxby@gmail.com (preferred) or on 01904 768071