GENERAL MEETINGS are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except August & December) at 10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) at BECKENHAM METHODIST CHURCH, Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5JE. A talk by a visiting speaker is given, followed by an opportunity for members to socialise (coffee/tea and biscuit). Potential members are encouraged to attend a General Meeting 'taster' before deciding to join.
Members entrance fee: £1.50 per meeting; Visitors entrance fee: £2.50 per meeting.
General Meeting talks are shown in our annual Programme and quarterly Newsletters. Examples of talks in 2019:
12 September: London Air Ambulance; 10 October: Anything Picking and Poison Pie (plants & fungi); 14 November: The Shetland Bus.
NEWCOMERS MEETINGS: We hold a Newcomers Meeting twice a year to introduce new members to each other, to the Committee and to the Interest Group Leaders.
SOCIALS: We hold two Socials a year: a Summer Social in August and a Christmas Social in December; both are 'ticket-only' events open to members only.
HISTORY MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) at BECKENHAM METHODIST CHURCH (Wesley Room), Bromley Road, Beckenham. Speakers are invited to talk on topics of historical interest and visits are sometimes arranged. Annual subscription: £15.00. Visitors entrance fee: £3.00 per meeting.
LOCAL HISTORY MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) at BECKENHAM METHODIST CHURCH (Wesley Room), Bromley Road, Beckenham. Speakers are invited to talk on all aspects of Beckenham and surrounding areas. Visits are sometimes arranged. Annual subscription: £15.00. Visitors entrance fee: £3.00 per meeting.
Visits are arranged to places of interest, museums, art galleries, etc within easy reach of Beckenham, using public transport or by private coach.
Visits to local restaurants in Beckenham and surrounding area twice monthly on Thursdays and Sundays.
Visits to local pubs in Beckenham and surrounding area once a month.
Group visits are arranged to West End and local theatres.
WALKING FOR FITNESS
Twice-weekly walks through Beckenham Place Park. There are also London Walks groups and a local Brisk Walking Group.
See GROUPS for more information on activities. Details of activities are given in our Newsletters.