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Dates for your Diary
October 2018
Tue Oct 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Wildlife of the Suffolk Heritage Coast
Speaker: Alex Bass
My talks looks at the wildlife and habitats of the Suffolk Coastal and Heaths including areas such as RSPB Minsmere, Snape Maltings, Dunwich Heath and the Suffolk Broads. Birds, butterflies, plants and some orchids are included in the slides.
November 2018
Fri Nov 23rdOutingsOuting: Visit to St. Paul's area
Status: Available for booking
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £12 per person. COACH ONLY Does NOT include entry to St. Pauls.
Last Payment Date: 23 October 2018
Pickup: 10:00 Tarpots Coach stop

This is another one of our popular coach only trips this time the coach will drop us off near to St Pauls Cathedral in London.

This is an opportunity to either visit St Pauls Cathedral (at your own expense), cross over the wobbly bridge to visit Borough Market, visit the shopping precinct near St Pauls.

There are several restaurants, Pubs & shops in the area to visit.

You will be allowed 5 hrs Free time.
Tue Nov 27thMonthly MeetingsSubject Fool's Gold - Acoustic Music
Speaker: Steve and Carol Robson
December 2018
Mon Dec 10thOutingsOuting: Thames Cruise and London Lights
Status: FULL - Please see Booking status below
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser email contact.

Cost: £50 per person including coach, Thames cruise with 3 course meal and entertainment on board the Bateaux cruiser, plus London Lights Tour, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: 30 October 2018
Pickup: 11:00 Tarpots Coach stop

Start the season in style with this Christmas lunch cruise on the River Thames in the Glass top Bateaux Cruiser.

Arrive at Westminster Pier where you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before you embark on your 3 hour cruise.
Here you will be served a traditional three course festive lunch, followed by tea and coffee. There will also be a licensed pay bar for you to use.

Appreciate the fantastic entertainment, festive live music and dancing for everyone to enjoy. Get dressed up in your best Christmas glad rags on hopefully a special day to remember.

Booking Status:
2 coaches with 104 members are fully booked. We have a reserve list operating BUT there are also places available on the boat IF you are able to travel independently to Westminster Pier. Please contact Maria at Outings Organiser if interested in this option.

THIS IS ANOTHER MEMBERS SUGGESTION. As are most of our trips each year. so thank you for the suggestion.

This is the itinerary for the day.

11.00....Board the coach at designated pick up points
12.45....Board your boat at Westminster pier to begin your festive 3 hour cruise
13.00....Enjoy your three course Christmas lunch with live entertainment.
16.00....Depart the boat and return back to coach
16.15....We will have a short tour of the London lights before returning home.
20.00....Return to Benfleet
January 2019
Fri Jan 18thSpecial OccasionsActivity: New Year Lunch
Location: The Arlington, 905 London Road, Leigh.
Contact: Jill Parr via Special Occasions.

Time: 12.30 for 1.00pm; Carriages at 4.00pm.
Cost: £27 per person includes tip; excludes drinks.

Please visit Special Occasions to view full details, menu and to book.
Tue Jan 29thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The £10 POM
Speaker: Mag Morgan
February 2019
Tue Feb 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Life of a Bee Keeper
Speaker: Graham Bendall
March 2019
Tue Mar 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The North Bank of the Thames
Speaker: Jennifer and Ed Simpson
From Shoebury to Stratford in History
April 2019
Fri Apr 26thSpecial OccasionsActivity: Celebrate the 60s with THE BEAUCREES
Location: Richmond Hall.
Contact: Mavis Regan via Business Secretary.

Time: 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Cost: £12-50p per person includes Fish and Chips; Bring your own drinks.

Please visit Special Occasions to view full details and to book.

Tue Apr 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Pounds, Shillings and Pence in Victorian London
Speaker: David Williams
May 2019
Tue May 28thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Tower of London - Living with Ghosts
Speaker: Brian Darcy
June 2019
Tue Jun 25thMonthly MeetingsSubject: For better or Worse - Marriage in Past Times
Speaker: Toni Neopard and Kate Bord
July 2019
Tue Jul 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Toastmaster
Speaker: Glen Mayes
August 2019
Tue Aug 27thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Tales of the Smithy
Speaker: Roger Dorking
September 2019
Tue Sep 24thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Stories and Songs of Marie Lloyd
Speaker: Irene Bowkett
October 2019
Tue Oct 29thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Tutankhamun's Egypt
Speaker: Janet Brewer
November 2019
Tue Nov 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Christmas Musicals
Speaker: Ray Spiller
December 2019
Tue Dec 31stMonthly MeetingsNO MEETING IN DECEMBER