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


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 Nov 8th The Essex Regiment during World War 1 - Peter Layzell
Fri Dec 13th Steve Galler entertains Heybridge u3a for Christmas
Fri Nov 22nd BURY ST EDMUNDS CHRISTMAS MARKET £20 per person

Back by popular request!

The award-winning Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Market is now in its 18th year and gets better every year! With over 300 stalls from around the world plus food and cookery marquees situated all around the beautiful Georgian town, this makes a perfect start to Christmas. Join the shoppers for the Carol concert in the Cathedral or make a start on buying those Christmas presents!
Thu Dec 19th Festive Dinner, Show & Overnight Event – Tilbury

Due to the success of last year’s event on board ‘Magellan’, here is a fantastic opportunity to step aboard her sister ship, ‘Columbus’. Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner, evening show plus an overnight stay with breakfast the following morning. Included in the price are welcome cocktails and half a bottle of wine per person with the meal.
This visit makes a wonderful start to your Christmas celebrations!
Standard Twin Inner – £99.00 Standard Twin Ocean View – £109.00
Standard Single Inner – £129.00 Standard Single Ocean View – £139.00

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