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Monthly Talk: Wednesday 18 August 2021
Start Time: 10.30am
Venue: Public Hall, Beccles
Talk - Ian McLachlan GÌ Brides

July Monthly Meeting Chairman's Report

Although held in the Public Hall, the meeting has been recorded and will be made available soon.

For those who missed the meeting, here are the main points:

There were 83 attendees which was higher than we expected but all went well. Masks were worn when people were on the move and then removed by many people when they were seated.

Announcements included:

  • Reminders about the trip to Southwold and Thorington on 21st August and to Thursford in November. Irene has 11 or 12 expressions of interest and we need 25 before the end of August to secure our booking. for more information go to the Outings page
  • A couple of new groups were suggested - Drone Flying and Beading and Jewellery making. If you are interested please contact Graham at Chair or Pippa via Groups Support 1
  • Drawing and Painting is meeting again fortnightly on a Thursday at North Cove Village Hall. Numbers are down so former members and new members are welcome.
  • The audience was reminded that Beccles U3A will help groups that need financial support whilst re-establishing their membership
  • Retirement gifts of garden vouchers were available for presentation to Carole Moore and Irene Squirrell. Irene was present to receive hers with warm applause from the audience. Unfortunately Carole couldn’t attend so her gift will be delivered to her.
  • Robert Tilney was very entertaining with a host of anecdotes about life as an expert on Antiques Roadshow.

August Meetings & Talks

At present I am assuming that the next monthly meeting will also be held in the Public Hall, however if there is a change, I will make sure it is posted promptly.

Guidelines for attendance

  • Arrive from 10am for a 10.30am start. Wear a face mask in the entrance area and check in at the desk and show your membership card.
  • If you would like a tea or coffee move down the corridor to the counter where you will be served. Continue to wear your mask.
  • If you do not wish for a drink move into the Hall where you will be seated. There is no requirement for social distancing but we will try to keep some distance between groups of people. Once sitting down you do not need to wear a mask.
  • The display stands will not be erected in the entrance area to maximise the space available.
  • The toilets will be available.
  • Hand sanitiser is located throughout the building but you may wish to bring your own.


Latest News

Evening talks - our programme of evening talks has now ended however they can still all be accessed via the Meetings page

Accessibility - Updated Accessibility Guidelines is now available on the Accessibility page


Outings News

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - The Players Theatre, Lowestoft - Sunday 3 October 2021 @ 2.30pm - If you would like tickets for a great afternoon's entertainment email Graham at Chair

Thursday 16th November 2021 - Thursford Spectacular - We have 25 tickets available for this fabulous Christmas extravaganza. The cost will be approximately £60 per person. Please let Irene know on Events if you are interested.


Group News

Boule on Beccles Quay French Conversation - how lovely to see one of our most popular groups enjoying a game of Boule on Beccles Quay.

Zoom Group This informal group has been set up so members can have a gossip and a chat via Zoom. To participate, please contact Mu Gurbitt, our Programme Secretary

Virtual meetings via Zoom - The following groups meet regularly via Zoom: Beccles Medieval History; Creative Writing; Digital Photography; Family History; French; iPad; Italian 1 and 2; Jazz Appreciation; Science in the News; Yoga


Website news

Note to Group convenors - I have moved all the administrative information and forms to a sub-page entitled Group Convenors Info.

Covid 19 Vaccinations - for information on how to book your vaccination, please go to C19 Contacts