Dunmow

Events 2019

Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm on the Last Wednesday of each month at the E T Foakes Memorial Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow. They will include a Speaker and news of 'What's On', the opportunity to meet our Group facilitators and to view suggestions for new interest Groups

Note - Event dates for Groups are provisional. Always make contact with the Group Leader to confirm an event is taking place as adverised.

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Dates for your Diary
February 2020
Fri Feb 28thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
March 2020
Mon Mar 2ndWalkingShort walk of 4 miles in Hatfield Forest meet Dourdan 10am or Green Man Takeley Street at 10:20 led by Jenny
Tue Mar 3rdWine AppreciationWAG2 monthly meeting - DEBBIE
Tue Mar 3rdLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Wed Mar 4thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Thu Mar 5thGardenVisit to Beth Chatto gardens, Details on garden page.
Fri Mar 6thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Mon Mar 9thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Laurie Page – Talk: Palaeography (old handwriting) – brief talk with hands-on experience of deciphering old wills. (£5 fee)
Tue Mar 10thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Mar 10thOutingsThe Making of Harry Potter — Warner Bros. Studio tour, Leavesden. One place remaining.
Tue Mar 10thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Wed Mar 11thScienceVisit to Suffolk Energy from Waste Centre 10 a.m.
Fri Mar 13thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Sat Mar 14thLatest News60s Rock Music Concert to the Beaucrees in HRS Tickets from Mike Best 01371 872290
Mon Mar 16thWalkingCherry Land Garden Centre, Braintree CM77 8AE meet 10am at Dourdan or garden centre at 10:20 led by John
Tue Mar 17thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Mar 17thPhotography2 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Harlow
Thu Mar 19thGardenVisit to Perrywood Garden Centre. Details on Garden group page.
Thu Mar 19thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- 'The Storm'
Fri Mar 20thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Mar 24thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Mar 24thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Wed Mar 25thMeetingEmily Yarrow — Cabaret Singer.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Wed Mar 25thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Fri Mar 27thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Mon Mar 30thWalkingPanfield area 5 miles finishing at Bell Inn led by Mike
Tue Mar 31stWine AppreciationWAG1 Sparkling Wines at Patrick's
Tue Mar 31stLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed Apr 1stOutings9 to 5 the Musical. SOLD OUT - names being taken for the waiting list
Thu Apr 2ndGardenVisit to Capel Manor
Mon Apr 6thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Tracing your London ancestors.
Tue Apr 7thWine AppreciationWAG2 monthly meeting - HAZEL
Tue Apr 7thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Apr 14thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Thu Apr 16thGardenPlant Swap
Thu Apr 16thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Fri Apr 17thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Tue Apr 21stLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Apr 21stPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Reflections, and if time permits we'll need cameras and a model for 'Portrait' ( if nobody volunteers, I challenge anyone to take a good portrait of me - Peter T)
Wed Apr 22ndOutingsUPSTART CROW (names being taken for the waiting list)
The hilarious adaptation of Ben Elton's comedy, 'UPSTART CROW' comes to the Gielgud Theatre.
See the website for details.
Wed Apr 22ndOutingsA day out in London's West End. £20
Taking names for the waiting list. See the Outings page for full details
Sat Apr 25thScienceVisit to P&A Wood motors. 10.a.m.
Tue Apr 28thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Wed Apr 29thMeetingSpeaker: Anthony Poulton-Smith — What's in a Name? The Origins of English Place Names.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Wed Apr 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Thu Apr 30thGardenVisit to Myddleton House.
May 2020
Mon May 4thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Finding out about illegitimacy/bastardy & adoption records.
Tue May 5thWine AppreciationWAG2 monthly meeting - SONIA
Fri May 15thGardenVisit to National Flower Show at Hylands Park
Fri May 15thOutingsA day out in South Kensington - £20 per person Full details online.
Tue May 19thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Patterns
Thu May 21stCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Fri May 22ndCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed May 27thMeetingSpeaker: Sophie Biebuych — Hearing Dogs.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Thu May 28thGardenVisit to Field Cottage, Stebbing
Thu May 28thOutingsNew Hall vineyard tour and wine tasting. Taking names for the waiting list.
Fri May 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Newspapers & directories. (£5 fee)
Tue Jun 2ndWine AppreciationWAG2 monthly meeting - GLENDA & PETER
Thu Jun 11thGardenVisit to Dene Court
Tue Jun 16thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Southend Pier
Thu Jun 18thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Sat Jun 20thScienceVisit to Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge Open Day. 12.30 p.m.
Wed Jun 24thMeetingSpeaker: Linda Scoles — The Yanks Are Coming: An American’s View of a Suffolk Village.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Thu Jun 25thGardenVisit to Kelvedon Hall
Fri Jun 26thOutingsBlenheim Palace Flower Show (A tour of the Palace and grounds and entry to the flower show) details to follow.
July 2020
Tue Jul 7thWine AppreciationWAG2 monthly meeting - VICKY
Tue Jul 7thOutingsOnly Fools and Horses: the Musical
Tickets on sale from April 2020
Thu Jul 16thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Tue Jul 21stPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Wild Life
Mon Jul 27thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
DNA – what can you find out & should you share it.
Wed Jul 29thMeetingSpeaker: Keith Baldwin — All the Queen’s Horses and All the Queen’s Men: the men (and women) who guard Her Majesty.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
August 2020
Tue Aug 18thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Treasure Trail
There'll be cryptic clues to direct you round Dunmow, to sites where you will need to take 'inspired' photographs. They'll be issued soon.
This will need to be done before the meeting, so we can see the results.
Thu Aug 20thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Mon Aug 24thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Overcoming brick walls.
Wed Aug 26thMeetingNo August meeting — see you in September.
September 2020
Tue Sep 15thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Abandonned Buildings
Thu Sep 17thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Mon Sep 21stFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Robert Parker – Talk: Early parish records – the Parish Chest. (£5 fee)
Wed Sep 30thMeetingSpeaker: Dr James Taylor — Forgotten Art of the Comic Picture Postcard, 1840s to 1950.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
October 2020
Thu Oct 15thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Sat Oct 17thLatest NewsQuiz Night for U3A and Friends in Foakes Hall
Mon Oct 19thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Finding your ancestors’ military service records.
Tue Oct 20thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Churches
November 2020
Wed Nov 4thMeetingNOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
Speaker: Tony Harris is Winston Churchill.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Mon Nov 16thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Sarah Doig – Talk: A job for life, the history of apprenticeship & guilds. (£5 fee)
Tue Nov 17thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Architecture
Thu Nov 19thCreative WritingMonthly meeting 2.00pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp, Church End.
Writing Topic:- tba
Wed Nov 25thMeetingSpeaker: Jean Fullerton — District Nursing Before the NHS. Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
December 2020
Tue Dec 15thPhotography2pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Night
Wed Dec 30thMeetingNo December meeting.
Have a wonderful Christmas — see you in January!
February 2029
Wed Feb 21stNature WalksGuided walk round the gardens of Easton Lodge at 2.30pm