All that is going on in our U3A can be found in the sections below. This information depends on the members keeping the webmaster informed of the activities of their groups and any changes to those arrangements. So please contact Don Wragg by using the Contact page and help keep this page up to date and useful.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Feb 25th||Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
James Taylor speaking about forgotten art of picture card 1840 to 1950's
|Tue Mar 24th||Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
Arthur Brooks speaking about History of Music Hall Part 2
|Tue Apr 28th||Annual General Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
|Tue May 26th||Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
Saffron Summerfield speaking about Milton Keynes to Mississippi - Guitar Music
|Tue Jun 23rd||Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
Keith Sargeant talking about Life of a Fireman Part 2
|Tue Jul 28th||Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm|
Joani St Clare - Pilates Demonstartion
|Tue Mar 31st||Quiz Night - It will be held in Champions Manor for a 7.30pm start|
Each table to have a maximum of 6 people with a cost of £2.50 par person.
|Sun May 24th||Date provisionally set the Cream Tea at the Scout Hut.|
Details to follow.
|Sun Aug 2nd||Date provisionally set for the summer Hog Roast at the Scout Hut|
Price will be £8per person with full details to follow
|Sat Nov 28th||Dance - Village Hall|
Details to follow but please place in your diaries
|Wed Dec 16th||Christmas Party - Village Hall|
|Bird Watching & Wildlife Group|
|Wed Feb 19th||The Bird Watching Group makes visits to reserves on each third Wednesday of the month.|
This usually takes place between the rush hours and we often call somewhere near to lunch after the walk.
The group receives an email a week before the visit to give details of the venue.
Contact is Colin Martin.
|Thu Feb 27th||The Family History Group meets in the upstairs back room of the Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10 till 12.|
We usually have a feature for the first part of the meeting, such as a presentation or talk by a member. Then a break for refreshment.
As we are able to access Wi-Fi, we then help each other with our research.
If you are not a member of the group but would like to find out about family history and how you get started, please come along and join us.
Notes for last year are on a sub page under ‘A brief look at the Family History Group’s activities in 2019’. Please go to the Family History Group page for this.
Contact is Colin Martin
|Mon Mar 16th||Beth Chatto Gardens|
Organiser is Lesley Dearing,info to be circulated nearer the date.
|Thu Apr 2nd||Plant swap meeting. Ken & Teri Walker 2pm|
|Wed Apr 15th||Worley Place Gardens|
We have been here before but worth going back.
|Thu May 21st||Chippings Colchester.CO11 2UZ |
A new garden for the group, organised by Sue Jacobs. Cost £4. Tea and cake will be extra.
This is a provisional date as it could be arranged for May 22nd. Details to follow.
|Wed Jun 3rd||Creaksea Manor. |
£7 for a guided tour. Organised by, Sylvie LaBeau.
More information to follow.
|Mon Jul 20th||Hyde Hall RHS picnic in the garden and possible talk by one of the groundsmen.|
To be organised by Lesley Dearing
|Fri Aug 21st||plant Swap meeting. |
David Shea House possible BBQ 3PM
|Tue Sep 8th||Valentines Park|
A new one for the group. Ray Burns to organise.
|Wed Feb 19th||Visit to the Belvedere to see the Mick Foster Quartet.|
Mick is a local lad from Southend who plays Baritone Saxophone. We have seen him several times and he has always been excellent.
|Wed Apr 1st||This evening we’re going to the Belvedere to see Dave Browning’s Jazz Cats.|
Dave is a pianist we have all seen several times and his band play the kind of 30s Dixieland jazz associated with Eddie Condon and Wild Bill Davidson. It should prove to be an exhilarating evening’s music.
|Wed Apr 8th||The Belvedere club is hosting Georgina Jackson’s Big Band this evening. She is an outstanding vocalist and has appeared at the club with other people’s bands in the past but tonight she will be there with her own. It’s an evening to look forward to.|
|Tue Mar 17th||Mayor's Office, Chelmsford Organiser: Linda Denton|
|Tue Apr 21st||RNIB HQ, London Organiser: Aileen Langley|
|Tue May 19th||Eltham Palace Organisers: Lorraine Hayward & Wendy Rogers|
|Tue Jun 16th||Chatham Dock Yard Organisers: Marion Taylor & Margaret Harrison|
|Tue Jul 21st||Mersea Barrows & Radio Caroline Organiser: Aileen Langley|
|Tue Aug 18th||Kelvedon Hatch Bunker Organiser: Sylvie Barnett|
|Tue Sep 15th||Waltham Abbey & The Royal Gunpowder Mills |
Organisers: Joyce Sach & David Shea
|Tue Oct 20th||Stansted Airport Organiser: Denise Fromling|
|Tue Nov 17th||Geffrye Museum Organisers: Lynda & Ray Burns|
|Tue Dec 15th||Planning Meeting at the Village Hall|
|Maldon & Dist Cluster Group|
|Wed May 13th||Cyber Crime Presentation by Barry Linton, Thorpe Bay U3A and David Anthony of Essex Police|
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon
If members are interested can you please contact the following person
Shirley Macro either by e-mail email@example.com or telephone number 01621 854856.
Please give your name, a contact number or email, and their home U3A.
This is in order that a record of who is coming from where. I will prepare a register for the day.
|Wed Feb 26th||Peter Keens - Walk from Rodney pub in Little Baddow.|
|Wed Mar 25th||Fred Wendleken - TBA|
|Mon Apr 6th||Andy Hudson - Youngs End via Great Notley Country Park|
|Wed Apr 29th||Ken & Terri Walker - TBA|
|Mon May 11th|
Ford Street * River Colne - Rosemary & Dave Green
|Wed May 27th||Gt Stambridge - Cathy Howes & Jean Nifton|
|Mon Jun 8th||TBA|
|Wed Jun 24th||TBA - June & Julie|
|Mon Jul 13th||TBA - Ian & Carole Robinson|
|Wed Jul 29th||Stowmaries Airfield - Don Wragg|
|Mon Aug 10th||TBA - Richard Bradshaw|
|Wed Aug 26th||TBA - Jane & Dave Peachey|
|Mon Sep 14th||Langham - Pat & Alan Birch|
|Wed Sep 30th||East Mersea - Kath & John Gable|
|Mon Oct 12th||TBA|
|Wed Oct 28th||TBA - Geoff Thompson|
|Wed Nov 25th||TBA|
|Wine Appreciation Group2|
|Fri Mar 13th||Hosted by - John & Anne Rowland|
|Fri May 1st||Hosted by - Marion Taylor|
|Fri Jun 12th||Hosted by - Alan & Janice Pearson|
|Fri Jul 10th||Hosted by - Cathy & Paul Howes|
|Fri Aug 14th||Hosted by - Gill & Don Wragg|
|Fri Sep 11th||Hosting TBA|
|Fri Oct 9th||Hosted by - Sharon Victory|
|Fri Nov 13th||Hosted by - John & Vera Acklaw|
|Fri Dec 11th||Hosted by - Sue Jacobs - Christmas Special|