Rayleigh

Events

RAYLEIGH U3A MONTHLY MEETINGS

Rayleigh U3A meet at the Mill Hall Arts & Events Centre situated alongside the historic Windmill off Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED.

Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month in the Main Hall. Parking is available in two Council Car Parks nearby.

The doors open to members at 1.45pm when soft drinks and biscuits will be available (if prefered coffee/tea is available in the adjacent Coffee Mill Bar). This is an ideal time to socialise, visit the book table, buy tickets for events and a chance to talk with fellow members and group leaders. At 2.30pm the Chairman’s Welcome and Notices, Group News and Event updates will take place followed by the Speaker at 2.45pm allowing time for questions towards the end.

The Meeting closes at 4pm.

Events over the last few years include a number of Study Days, a Trip to the Palace of Westminster, the Annual Christmas Lunches, Speaker Lunchs, Quizs and a Royal Variety Party Night during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

SEE OUR FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS BELOW


Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Thu May 2ndMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Annual General Meeting followed by Speaker, Margaret Mills - 'Skeletons in their Cupboards' (about the lives of two best selling Victorian novelists Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins).
Wed May 22ndStudy DaySTUDY DAY - "Suzanne Perrin MA - Japanese Costume & Textiles" at Saxon Hall - 11.00am—3.30pm Morning Coffee/Tea and a Two Course Set Lunch. Tickets £22 at Monthly Meeting.
Thu May 30thMeetingNEW MEMBERS MEETING from 10am - Noon AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH
June 2019
Thu Jun 6thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Terry Taber - 'My Life in Ladies Underwear' NB: The meeting will not close until 4.30pm as after the Speaker there will be a Home Safety talk by the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.
Thu Jun 27thMeetingGROUP LEADERS AND NEW MEMBERS MEETING - 10.30 am to Noon at W I HALL, RAYLEIGH (IN FRONT OF MILL HALL).
July 2019
Thu Jul 4thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Roger Slade -"Shackleton - 'Endurance' - Expedition"
Sat Jul 13thSocialSUMMER QUIZ NIGHT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH Bring your own drinks and nibbles. - 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Tickets £4 at Monthly Meeting
August 2019
Tue Aug 20thOutingCOACH TRIP TO TIPTREE FARM & CREAM TEA Includes a Guided Tractor Tour of Fruit Farms, Cream Tea and opportunity to visit Museum and Shop. Tickets £19 at Monthly Meeting.
September 2019
Thu Sep 5thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Dudley Chignall - 'Beatrix Potter - The Lake District - Her Art and Inspiration'
Thu Sep 12thSocialPOP IN COFFEE MORNING - 10.30am – 12 noon AT W I HALL, RAYLEIGH (IN FRONT OF MILL HALL)
Wed Sep 18thOtherSPEAKERS LUNCH AT SAXON HALL - "65 Years in Horticulture" with renowned horticulturalist Jim Buttress - 12.30pm—3.30pm. 2 Course Set Lunch and Free Raffle. Tickets £20 available at Monthly Meeting.
Sun Sep 22ndOutingCOACH TRIP TO CHATHAM DOCKYARD - Entry to the attractions, workshops, boats, ropeworks, docks.
Also many people dressed in wartime uniforms, trucks, cars, performances. Tickets £19.00 at Monthly Meeting.
October 2019
Thu Oct 3rdMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Colin van Geffen - "Lady Houston, The Lady who Saved a Nation"
Sat Oct 5thSocialQUIZ NIGHT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, RAYLEIGH Bring your own drinks and nibbles - 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Mon Oct 14thOtherTALKS FOR ALL AT CLOISTER HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "John Dudley & the 9 Days Queen".
Wed Oct 16thSocialMURDER AT THE MUSEUM MYSTERY EVENING includes 3 course dinner and Coach travel to Museum of Power, Langford, near Maldon. Tickets £39.50 at Monthly Meeting
November 2019
Thu Nov 7thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH -Speaker, Dr James Taylor - "Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950's"
Thu Nov 14thSocialFESTIVE COFFEE MORNING - 10.30am to 12 noon at WI Hall, Rayleigh
Mon Nov 25thOtherTALKS FOR ALL AT CLOISTER HALL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RAYLEIGH - 2pm to 4pm - "Christmas Greetings".