Meetings and Outings




General meetings are normally on the second Thursday of the month and commence at 2.00pm sharp, and take place in Christ Church, 164 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0AW. See the Monthly Meeting Location link for a map.

Many of you will know that we have started meeting face to face at the hall and it has been so nice to meet members again and welcome some new members.
However, we do understand that some of our members still feel a little uneasy about meeting, so where possible we are hoping to be able to "zoom" the speakers talks for those that don't wish to or unable to attend in person

Rest assured we are following all Government guidelines for meeting in the hall with plenty of space for social distancing for those that want to, hand sanitisers will be in place and you can wear masks if you wish.

Our meetings will start from 1.30/1.45 with the speaker starting at 2pm. Tea and coffee will be available.

Sue Cunnington
Speaker Organiser

Dates for your Diary
September 2022
Thu Sep 8thMeetingDo join us for our monthly all members meeting at Christchurch on Thursday 8th September 2022 from 2pm, doors open from 1.30pm.

This month our speaker will be
Armed with an extensive range of memorabilia Steve takes you on a whistle-stop journey through the reign of three monarchs. Hold on to your crown and sceptre as he isn’t hanging around!

Steve started his career as a formally trained jeweller gaining The Retail Jewellers Diploma and subsequently went on to run & own his own jewellery business Elizabeth Grace for over 25 years.
He is an experienced Fine Art valuer and auctioneer having run a number of provincial sales rooms across Essex for nearly 20 years. He is also a member of a well renowned Titanic Historical Society, affectionately known as a 'Titanorak' and have been used by a number of TV production companies as a 'go-to' expert. 
Since then he has had the pleasure of speaking at over 300 engagements. His aim with all his talks is to entertain, inform but not lecture the audience. 
Thu Sep 15thOutingRomney Marsh and Hythe

This is a City and Village Tour. We meet our Blue Badge Guide at Ashford where you can purchase coffee. We then have a guided tour of Romney Marsh visiting one of the medieval churches. We stop for a fish and chip lunch at the Pilot Inn. In the afternoon we drive to Historic Hythe with its charming High Street and individual shops..

Price including gratuities and Fish and Chip lunch - £50pp. Pick ups Pick ups- Eves Corner Danbury 8.00, Asda 8.15, Writtle 8.30.
Wed Sep 21stOther21st September: This is u3a Day and it is all about learning, staying active and having fun. We are pursuing several ideas, one of which is to get involved in community litter-picking to help keep Chelmsford’s environment clean and tidy. Another idea is to arrange a group outing via local busses (using our bus passes) and yet another is to arrange some kind of sporting event or outdoor team games. These activities would be spread across the week of 19th – 23rd September. So watch out for further communications on the topic.
October 2022
Thu Oct 13thMeetingTying the Knot - The Folklore of English Marriage by Mark Lewis
This is the oldest institution in human history and weddings the world over have produced some of the most diverse and colourful customs. This talk explores the nuptial beliefs, customs and superstitions of England and Wales, including elopement to Gretna Green, Fleet Marriages and rural Smock Weddings
November 2022
Wed Nov 2ndWorkshop2.00 p.m. There will be a Cyber Crime seminar in the Sanctuary at Christ Church, New London Road. This will be a ticketed event (£5 per member) and we will be sending out invitations a little nearer the time.
December 2022
Thu Dec 8thSocialThursday 8th December 2.00 p.m. This is our Christmas meeting at Christ church and this year it will have a Charles Dickens theme. Feel free to come in Victorian dress!

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