Stanford-Le-Hope & District

Events

Check this page for MEETINGS - OUTINGS - TRIPS.

PLEASE READ RETURNING TO THE SPRINGHOUSE
More information in the diary entry below. This will be updated with more meeting details nearer the specified date. Please also be aware, meeting details may change at short notice

MEETINGS
The monthly meeting takes place on the afternoon of the second Thursday of the month at The Springhouse, Sport and Function Suite, Springhouse Road, Corringham, SS17 8QT.

Doors open at 1.45pm and the meeting commences at 2:00pm. Please can members help us by not arriving at the Hall until 1.30pm which is the time from which we have the Hall officially booked. Committee Members and Speakers need time to set up the room to be able to deal with things such as the projector, attendance, membership and distribution of Newsletters.

Admittance to the General Meetings is by membership card only (insurance reasons) If you forget your card you will need to sign in with our membership Secretary, usually at the entrance to the meeting.
Please also note we have a practice to prevent MOBILE PHONES sounding during our meetings. This is both disruptive and distracting to the person speaking to us and to other members close by. We would prefer you to turn OFF your phone but accept there are circumstances where it may be required to be on. In this case please ensure it is set to SILENT and it may be advantageous for you to seat yourself towards the rear of the hall.

Our General meetings will usually follow the format:
Please note that all timings are approximate and will depend upon prevailing events.

  • Tickets for trips, shows, events, the raffle, etc. will be on sale from 1:30pm until the start of the meeting.
  • The meeting starts at 2:00pm with a welcoming introduction from our Chairman and some notices.
  • We will have a tea break at 2.15pm
  • Tickets for the raffle will be on sale during the tea break.
  • Tickets for trips, shows, events, etc. will be on sale during the tea break and at the end of the meeting. Please see Buying and Selling Tickets for events
  • An Event Booking Form can be downloaded here. We have added a new pick up point.
  • The raffle will be drawn at the end of the tea break.
  • This is followed by a talk from an interesting guest speaker starting at 2.45pm.
  • Following the speaker at 3.45pm we will continue ticket sales if required and any other announcements.
  • The meeting formally ends at 4:00pm.

GUEST SPEAKERS

We are always interested to find new speakers for our General Meetings. If you have a presentation or talk that you think would be suitable for a General Meeting, or have any suggestions for other speakers and topics, please email via the CONTACT page or contact a committee member.

U3A Events Mailing List
To receive updates regarding U3A events direct to your email inbox, sign up to the events mailing list, link above. Your email address will only be used for this purpose, and never passed on to third parties. Please see also U3A Sponsored Events. If you have registered and are logging into the National U3A website

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TRAVELLING AND PARKING ADVICE

Travelling to Events by Rail
Some of our Interest Groups use the local rail company c2c to get to an event in say London. It is possible to pay for this trip in a number of ways We have listed what is available and how to get the best price for your ticket. See Rail Travel

Parking your car
If you park in Stanford-le-Hope or at the Springhouse club in Corringham please read our advice. See Parking your car!


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Oct 14th Steve Scruton (Returning Speaker)
Dreams can come true
Thu Nov 11th Sophie Ede (Hearing Charity)
'Hearing Help Essex' Living with hearing loss.
Thu Dec 9th Charlie Haylock (Returning speaker)
History of Surnames
Thu Jan 13th 2022 Tom Way (Returning Speaker)
Wildlife Photographer
see Tom Way Video
Thu Feb 10th 2022 Deborah Brady
'A Female in Fleet Street' My life as a former Photojournalist
Thu Mar 10th 2022 Mel Rees (Anthony Mann )
'My family and other setbacks'Stories of family life.
Thu Apr 14th 2022 Christine Beedle
'The Essex Scrubber'
Thu May 12th 2022 Great Ormond Street Hospital
History and Ground Breaking Works of GOSH
Thu Jun 9th 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
followed by
Mike Tabbard
(Bata Heritage) History of Bata's in East Tilbury
Thu Jul 14th 2022 Peter Batty
Hidden Gems of Kent
Thu Aug 11th 2022 Martin Lloyd (Author)
Passports, Assassins, Traitors & Spies.
Thu Sep 8th 2022 Jason Middleton
Gemstones
Thu Oct 13th 2022 Mark & Pam Bathurst
History and Restoration of the Paddle Steamer 'Medway Queen'
Thu Nov 10th 2022 To Be Confirmed
Thu Dec 8th 2022 Open Meeting
Thu Jan 12th 2023 To Be Confirmed
Thu Feb 9th 2023 To Be Confirmed
Social Events
Tue Dec 7th

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 7th December 2021
We are delighted to announce that this years Christmas Lunch will be held at Ye Olde Plough House in Bulphan. We've also secured an entertainer for the event.
The cost per head is £25.00 this includes your meal, the entertainment and your tip to the staff.
We have an arrival time of 12:30p.m. for a 1:00p.m. sit down lunch.

The plough require us to have chosen our lunches in advance so I have attached a link to the Menu which will need have completed and returned to us with the payment when you make your booking.

Please select and print the attached file *** XMAS - The Plough 2021 *** and select your menu choice.
Cheques to be made payable to "SLH U3A Social"

Bookings can be made at our September meeting at the Springhouse Club or they can be through either of our trip leaders. To email just click on either of our names below or telephone for more details.

Christine Gomm 07905 117622 or Jean Jardine 07551 952211

Ambling
Thu Oct 21st Want to have a nice walk and chat in the fresh autumn air, maybe see a little egret or small tugs bringing in a huge container ship into DP World? Then join us on our October amble at Thameside Nature Discovery Park (Mucking), Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, SS17 0RN, on Thursday 21st October.

We'll be meeting in the car park up at the Visitor Centre at 10.30am.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Jenny
Rambling
Thu Oct 28th For October's ramble we will be visiting Belhus Woods Country Park.
The address is: Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, Aveley RM15 4XJ.
We will meet outside the Visitors Centre at 10.30. on Thursday 28th October.
This is a beautiful, diverse park made up of lakes, open spaces and woods.
It has been given the "Green Flag Award" which is given to parks across the country which maintain a high standard. There is a charge for car parking so car sharing may be a good idea. I'll look forward to seeing you there.
Trips - Day
Sat Nov 6th

Day Trip to St Albans
Why not join us for a trip to this cathedral city.
The city was once named Verulamium, the third largest city in Roman Britain and it has much to offer for the day tripper.
St Albans boasts a magnificent 11th century cathedral at its heart.
Very close to the City centre is the one hundred acre Verulamium Park.
Within the park you can get close to the ruins of the old Roman wall and there is a lake in the middle which attracts a variety of birds.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, a pub on the edge of Verulamium Park claims to be the oldest pub in the country. It also serves a mean lunch.
There is also an excellent High Street with many shops, eateries and pubs to get refreshments.

****Please follow this link and complete before booking****
Event Booking Form

Tickets will be available from 1:30 at the October General meeting.
or
by contacting Christine Gomm 07905 117622 or Jean Jardine 07551 952211

The cost of this trip is £17:00 Cheques to be made payable to SLH U3A Social

Pick - Up points and times:
Lampits Hill 9:00
Springhouse Club 9:10
The Oak 9:20

Tue Dec 7th

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 7th December 2021
We are delighted to announce that this years Christmas Lunch will be held at Ye Olde Plough House in Bulphan. We've also secured an entertainer for the event.
The cost per head is £25.00 this includes your meal, the entertainment and your tip to the staff.
We have an arrival time of 12:30p.m. for a 1:00p.m. sit down lunch.

The plough require us to have chosen our lunches in advance so I have attached a link to the Menu which will need have completed and returned to us with the payment when you make your booking.

Please select and print the attached file *** XMAS - The Plough 2021 *** and select your menu choice.
Cheques to be made payable to "SLH U3A Social"

Bookings can be made at our September meeting at the Springhouse Club or they can be through either of our trip leaders. To email just click on either of our names below or telephone for more details.

Christine Gomm 07905 117622 or Jean Jardine 07551 952211

Ukulele
Mon Oct 4th Our next session will be on Monday 4th October.