Benfleet

Monthly Meetings

Benfleet U3A meets on the last Tuesday of the month, except in December. The meeting starts at 14:00 and normally lasts for 2 hours. We meet at Richmond Hall, High Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5HA. Please note that Richmond Hall is no longer accessible, by car, via the High Road.

Whilst there is a car park for Richmond Hall, accessible via Richmond Avenue, it is also used for the local shops and so can be very busy before the monthly meeting. There is an alternative car park, for the WRVS Hall, a short walk away that is also accessible via Richmond Avenue.

Directions to Alternative Car Park:

  • From High Road, turn into Richmond Avenue
  • Drive past Richmond Hall car park entrance
  • Bear right and drive past the "Goldenley Care Centre"
  • Turn Left into "Community Hall & WRVS Day Centre" car park.

Once parked please make your way back to Richmond Hall via Richmond Avenue.

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Historic Monthly Meeting details can be found by clicking on the Monthly Meeting History link.

If you have any "Speaker" suggestions or, as Speaker Secretary of another U3A, you wish to know more about some of our speakers, then please contact our Speaker Secretary via the Speaker Secretary email contact link.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 30th Subject: 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.
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Tue Nov 27th Subject Fool's Gold - Acoustic Music
Speaker: Steve and Carol Robson
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Tue Dec 25th CHRISTMAS DAY - NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
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Tue Jan 29th Subject: The £10 POM
Speaker: Mag Morgan
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Tue Feb 26th Subject: The Life of a Bee Keeper
Speaker: Graham Bendall
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Tue Mar 26th Subject: The North Bank of the Thames
Speaker: Jennifer and Ed Simpson
From Shoebury to Stratford in History
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Tue Apr 30th Subject: Pounds, Shillings and Pence in Victorian London
Speaker: David Williams
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Tue May 28th Subject: The Tower of London - Living with Ghosts
Speaker: Brian Darcy
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Tue Jun 25th Subject: For better or Worse - Marriage in Past Times
Speaker: Toni Neopard and Kate Bord
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Tue Jul 30th Subject: Toastmaster
Speaker: Glen Mayes
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Tue Aug 27th Subject: Tales of the Smithy
Speaker: Roger Dorking
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Tue Sep 24th Subject: Stories and Songs of Marie Lloyd
Speaker: Irene Bowkett
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Tue Oct 29th Subject: Tutankhamun's Egypt
Speaker: Janet Brewer
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Tue Nov 26th Subject: Christmas Musicals
Speaker: Ray Spiller
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Tue Dec 31st NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
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