Monthly Meetings

Our General meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at St James Hall (Except August and December). The hall is accessible for wheelchair users.

The doors open at 9.30 am to enable people to catch up with friends, check availability of groups and sign up for outings. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served. Each group takes it in turns to provide the tea and coffee - click Tea to see the rota. The minutes of the most recent committee meeting will be available on the notice board, usually situated to the left of the screen, and the talk begins around 10:20am.

The programme of talks for the next few months is described in the table below.


Some outings that have been arranged are listed below, and for some events more information can be obtained by clicking on the name of the destination.

Outings are also advertised at the Monthly Meetings. To reserve a place on an outing please sign up with Doug Anderson or Jenny Morris.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jun 21st Andrew Negus - Travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway
Fri Jul 19th Ian Bevan - Inns of Court
Fri Sep 20th Chris Dewey - The History of Arundel
Wed May 29th Royal Albert Hall Friendship Matinee. Abbaphonic

This year’s afternoon Friendship Matinee features the music of Abba, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Abba Greatest hits will be performed by West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw. Tickets cost £5.00. Those attending will need to make their own travel arrangements. The Royal Albert Hall is easily accessible by rail (Waterloo) and then Tube.
Thu Jun 27th Knole House nr Sevenoaks

Knole is a National Trust property, set in a medieval deer park, that has recently been the subject of a major conservation project. It was originally built as an archbishop’s palace, has been lived in by royalty and has been occupied by the Sackville family for many years. Apart from visiting the grand courtyards, the orangery and the parkland there is access to the showrooms, the subject of the conservation project. In these can be seen 17th century tapestries and furniture as well as art by Reynolds, Gainsborough and van Dyck.

The coach will pick up in Emsworth from opposite the Kings Arms and from Beach Road. The price for National Trust members will be £16.00 (Entrance fee £0 and coach £16), the price for those who are not National Trust members will be £28.75 (Entrance fee £12.75 and coach £16). A café is on site where refreshments can be purchased.