Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 2pm in the Plantation Hall, Heybridge. We start with news and updates, usually followed by a talk by an external speaker for about an hour. Refreshments are then available and there is an opportunity to talk to other members, sign up for a visit or find out more about an interest group.
In 2018, we enjoyed entertaining talks on a variety of topics, including The History of Surnames, The Life of a Parliamentary Reporter, and the Challenges of being a female Press Photographer. At our Strawberry Tea in July, we sang along with a musical entertainer and in December, our own Ukulele Group helped us to celebrate Christmas.
Please see the Diary below for details of future talks
VISITS AND EVENTS
The Events Secretary organises a variety of visits and events, including coach trips to places of interest. Details and costs are publicised in the monthly News Sheet and booking sheets are available on the Events Secretary's table at monthly meetings. Full payment is required at the time of booking. If the trip later proves not to be viable, the money will be refunded in full. Should you need to cancel your place, the Pricing and Cancellation policy sets out the policy on refunds. To view the Policy, click on the link at the top right of the page.
Forthcoming visits are shown in the Diary below.
For further information, or to book a trip, please contact the Events Secretary using the Contacts tab above
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Jul 12th||Musical History 'Two Types of Teardrops' The Del Shannon and Roy Orbison Story - Micheal Grillo|
|Fri Aug 9th||'A View from the Stalls' - Marion Pettet. Marion's own ballet experiences and the history and relevance of this art form.|
|Fri Sep 13th||Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - Gavin Sandercock|
|Fri Oct 11th||'The Essex Scrubber' - Christine Beedle Christine's books tell about her real experiences, they are filled with fun,drama, passion and fascinating characters.|
|Fri Nov 8th||The Essex Regiment during World War 1 - Peter Layzell|
|Fri Dec 13th||Steve Galler entertains Heybridge u3a for Christmas|
|Mon Jul 1st||THE SUFFOLK PUNCH TRUST / SNAPE MALTINGS - FULLY BOOKED|
The Suffolk Punch horse is the oldest English breed of working horse. The Suffolk Punch Trust was founded to help protect the critically endangered Suffolk horse through its established breeding programme, raising public awareness and training a new generation of professionals to work with these iconic heavy horses.
After our tour, we will go on to Snape Maltings, an arts complex on the banks of the River Alde at Snape, Suffolk, England. It is best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival.
The original purpose of the Maltings was the malting of barley for the brewing of beer; local barley, once malted, was sent from here to London and exported to mainland Europe. Today a collection of shops, galleries, restaurants and the Concert Hall fill the old buildings.
|Mon Oct 7th||HIGHGATE CEMETERY £30 per person|
With its sinuous paths winding up a steep wooded hill and ivy-clad monuments, here is a secluded funerary landscape at its most evocative. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the West and East cemeteries. Many famous people are buried here and the West Cemetery is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
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