"The Real James Herriot": Vet, Author & Yorkshire - Luncheon

04/20/2024 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM ET


History Society Event


  • $70.00


1114 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
United States of America


"The Real James Herriot" - Talk/Luncheon at LeMont


Britsburgh Board Member Debbie Popp Gilbert explores the life of Yorkshire veterinarian and bestselling author, James Alfred ("Alf") Wight OBE FRCVS. You may know him better by his pen name, James Herriot of "All Creatures Great and Small"


Come celebrate St. Georges's Day (April 23rd) and share Debbie's love affair with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales as she talks about Alf Wight, the beloved real veterinarian behind the multimedia franchise, All Creatures Great and Small.


Better known as the author James Herriot, Wight lived in Thirsk, where Debbie and her husband Vaughn have visited more than two dozen times. Watching the current PBS TV series All Creatures Great and Small satisfies them until they can return to the people, places and pets in his stories.


Debbie retired as managing editor of a community newspaper after 36 years in journalism. Her days are filled with volunteering at church, presenting vintage fashion shows for her local historical society and restoring the society's 1790 log house in Elizabeth Township.


Debbie currently serves on Britsburgh's Board and its Executive Planning Team. Along with her husband, Vaughn, she often leads friends on tours to Great Britain, as well as organizes regional trips for senior citizens.


In addition to Debbie's fascinating talk, we'll enjoy a fabulous luncheon at the renowned LeMont restaurant atop Mt. Washington.  VALET PARKING is available ($9.00, payable to valet). 


Note: Tables are a maximum of 8 people. If you have a group who wish to be seated together, either complete one registration or email events@britsburgh.com with the names of your guests. Thank you! 


BRITSBURGH MEMBERS LOGIN FOR $55.00 REGISTRATION. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page


For more information, contact Britsburgh Vice President for Events Kim Szczypinski at kimberly2859@msn.com


Tickets: Members $55; Non-members $70




Salad Du Jour

Entree: (Choice of one)  1) Chicken Marsala (Pan-seared breast with sauteed mushrooms in Marsala sauce); 2) Salmon (with honey soy sauce; 3) Linguini Alfredo (vegetarian)

Dessert:  Creme Brulee

Coffee, Tea and Cold Drinks


OPTIONAL:  For fun, where your flat cap, 1940s attire or hats to the Herriot luncheon.


















Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our  programs in the Arts, Beer, History, Literature,Tea and other areas.of interest.   If you are not already a member, we would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.
















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