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Please note that due to the CORONAVIRUS events scheduled before the END OF MAY 2020 are SUSPENDED.

This period many be extended or reduced in accordance with recommendations circulated by the Government.

If you have any queries please contact the relevant groups co-ordinator.

Please check back here from time to time.

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You will find details of future events here with the option to view in date order or by category (group)

Many groups by their nature follow a similar pattern at each meeting e.g. Table Tennis, Scrabble, etc., and unless they have a specific topic being covered at a meeting details will not be included in this events section. Please look at the group pages for the normal activities of the group

It is easy to see all the scheduled events booked by clicking on the "display events by category" option which will shows events in GROUP order. To return to the date order version just click in the same place which will show 'Display events in date order"


Dates for your Diary
April 2020
Tue Apr 7thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Canewdon / Ashingdon

Arranged by Roger
Tue Apr 14thHistoryLondon Foundling Museum. British Museum
Park and Ride
Fri Apr 17thBirds Trees and NatureBlakes Wood, Little Baddow. Bluebell time. 9.00 WMCC Car share cost £2
Mon Apr 20thScience and TechnologyVisit. Amazon distribution centre tour. Contact Peter Holmes for details
Tue Apr 21stArt AppreciationJim Skelly speaking on Whistler. 2.00 Jubilee Room WMCC
Wed Apr 22ndLondon TheatresA trip by coach to see the matinee performance of 'Come From Away' . This is a new award winning musical based on a true story. Our group priced tickets are £35 each . For more details or to book your ticket contact Brenda Broom 01621 841520 . There will be spaces on the coach for anyone wanting a day in London doing their own thing
Tue Apr 28thFlower Arranging GroupAn arrangement in an unusual container.
May 2020
Fri May 1stBirds Trees and NatureChigborough Lake. Geese and goslings. Meet at 9.00. Lunch at Rubinos optional
Tue May 5thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Chipping Ongar / Greensted

This and the Westminster Abbey dates have been switch as previously indicated that they might
Wed May 6thMeetingAGM. WMCC 2 pm
Mon May 11thBirds Trees and NatureU3As study day.

Cost 10:00 plus car share if used.Car share cost £2

Car share meet WMCC 09:15
Mon May 11thScience and Technology9.30 Jubilee Room WMCC. Talk by Alan Pamphilon on 'Marconi and Chelmsford
1898 - 1922'.
Fri May 15thBirds Trees and NatureNightingales in full song at Fingeringhoe Wick

OPTIONAL lunch at Pelham Rose.

Meet WMCC 08:30 for car share,Car share cost £5.
Mon May 18thGardeningCombined visit to Chartwell in Kent with the History Group.
Travel by Coach
Organiser Christine Hall
Fri May 22ndSocialFriday 22nd of May. Chelmer River Cruise 1.30 to 3.30 from Papermill Lock, Little Baddow on board the Victoria. 2 hour river cruise and afternoon tea on board. £20 per person
Tue May 26thFlower Arranging GroupAn inverted crescent on a tall vase or container.
Sun May 31stLocal TheatresDaphne's Flight.
Maldon Town Hall. £19.80
Organiser Sheila Rowsell
June 2020
Tue Jun 2ndPlaces of WorshipVisit to Westminster Abbey

Tony Trowles, Maldonian and former Organ Scholar at St Mary’s Maldon is the Head of the Abbey Collection and Librarian.

Tony has arranged for us to visit the Abbey, the new Galleries in the triforium and the Library.

Entry to the Abbey is £14 (usually £19) + £5 for the Galleries.

Donations to the guide and the Library are at your discretion.

We will travel together by train. The Abbey will hold tickets for us to ensure entry. Please register interest with Dawn as soon as possible
Wed Jun 3rdMeeting'90 years of social history through the eyes of an Austin Seven' speaker Andy Bennett. WMCC 2 pm
Fri Jun 5thBirds Trees and NatureHylands Park. WMCC 9.00 car share. Car share cost £4.
Mon Jun 8thScience and TechnologyVisit organised by Peter Holmes to Bawdsey Radar Museum
Tue Jun 9thHistoryCoach Hever Castle
Coach visit
Tue Jun 9thGardeningCombined visit with the History Group to Hever Castle
Travel by Coach
Organiser Dennis Eraut
Tue Jun 16thArt AppreciationVisit to Burnham for Art Trail Walk around the galleries
Tue Jun 23rdFlower Arranging GroupAn arrangement incorporating a wine bottle.
July 2020
Wed Jul 1stMeeting' Days of Dolly Blue and Izal' Speaker Brian Carling. WMCC 2 pm.
Tue Jul 7thPlaces of WorshipVisit East Mersea St Edmund the King & Martyr/Peldon

Arranged by Di
Mon Jul 13thScience and TechnologyTalk by Roger Beckett on 'End of Britain as a maritime power' 9.30 Jublee Room WMCC.
Tue Jul 14thHistoryJuly.14th Car Share Coggeshall
Wed Jul 15thLocal Theatres'South Pacific', Civic Theatre.
Car Share.
Organiser Sheila Rowsell
Fri Jul 17thBirds Trees and NatureChalford Gorges Nature park 9.00 car share WMCC £5. Possible pub lunch.
Sun Jul 19thLocal TheatresThe Buddy Holly Story, Cliffs Pavilion.
£27.60 plus coach, total £37.60.
Organiser Sheila Rowsell
Tue Jul 28thFlower Arranging GroupNo meeting.
Tue Jul 28thArt AppreciationStephy Eraut on Sorolla the Spanish Impressionist
& John Hayes TBA. Both 2.00 pm Jubilee Room WMCC
August 2020
Tue Aug 4thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Little Burstead / Buttsbury

Arranged by Sylvia
Tue Aug 11thHistoryCar Share Copped Hall and Waltham Abbey
Mon Aug 17thGardeningVisit to an NGS garden in Hawkwell.
Details to follow.
Fri Aug 21stBirds Trees and NatureHyde Hall RHS. Entry fee for non members £10 online or £10.90 at gate. 9.00 car share from WMCC.£3
Tue Aug 25thFlower Arranging GroupNo meeting.
Tue Aug 25thArt AppreciationVisits to Hayletts Gallery & the Maeldune Centre
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stPlaces of WorshipVisit to Waltham Abbey and the Gunpowder Mills

Arranged by Jim
Tue Sep 8thHistoryLondon Brunel Tour
Park and Ride
Mon Sep 14thScience and TechnologyTalk by Dr Jon Howorth on 'ABC of nuclear power'. 9.30 Jubilee Room WMCC.
Fri Sep 18thBirds Trees and NatureAbbot Hall Farm Essex Wildlife Trust. 9.00 car share from WMCC £4.
Mon Sep 21stGardeningVisit to Philippa’s Burrough’s garden at Ulting Wick.
Details to follow.
Tue Sep 22ndFlower Arranging GroupAn asymmetrical arrangement in a low dish.
Tue Sep 29thArt AppreciationAlan Chapman speaking on the World of Stamps. 2.00pm Jubilee Room WMCC
October 2020
Tue Oct 6thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Chelmsford Cathedral / Jewish Synagogue , Chelmsford

Arranged by Dawn & Jim
Mon Oct 12thScience and TechnologyVisit organised by Peter Holmes to London Gateway container port
Tue Oct 13thHistoryOctober.13th Talk 2.00 WMCC Prince Albert
Margaret Mills talk
Fri Oct 16thBirds Trees and NatureReturn to Marks Hall to see autumn colurs. 9.00 car share from WMCC £4.
Tue Oct 27thFlower Arranging GroupThe theme this month is the Mexican "Day of the Dead".
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdPlaces of WorshipLondon Walks and Southwark Cathedral

Arranged by Jim
Fri Nov 6thBirds Trees and NaturePromenade Park. Meet at cafe by sand pits 9.00.
Mon Nov 9thScience and TechnologyTalk by Dniel Leggett on 'Flooding and the Blackwater'. 9.30 Jubilee Rooom WMCC.
Tue Nov 10thHistoryNovember.10th Talk 2.0 WMCC Railways of Maldon
Nathaniel Dodd
Tue Nov 24thFlower Arranging GroupA crescent shaped arrangement in a low dish.
Tue Nov 24thArt AppreciationDennis Eraut speakng on Early & Medieval Indian Sculpture. 2pm Jubilee Room WMCC
Sat Nov 28thSocial GroupThe Social Evening will held at WMCC. More details to follow.
Social coordinator Kath Little
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stPlaces of WorshipVisit to Christmas Tree Festival Kelvedon

Arranged by Dawn and maybe Di
Tue Dec 8thHistoryTalk 2 pm WMCC. One day in the Life of the Battle of Britain
Neil Wiffen
Tue Dec 22ndFlower Arranging GroupNo Meeting.