Sudbury

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Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meeting is held every 4th Tuesday of the month in the Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

They are for all members. Meetings start promptly at 10 am. Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am.

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Dates for your Diary
July 2019
Tue Jul 23rdMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker:Anne Grimshaw

Film Documentary of an inquest after the Peterloo Massacre of August 1819 200th Centenary Year

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Thu Jul 25thAmblers ThursdayThe July amble is on the 25th and will be a walk around Preston St Mary.
Will all those who either need or are willing to offer a lift, meet at the Quay car park at 10.00am as usual.
Alternatively, park near Preston Church ready for a 10.30am start.
This amble will be led by Colette Bentley: 01787 374249
Fri Jul 26thFilm GroupFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2pm at the Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
26th July: “Chariots of Fire” starring Ian Charleson and Ben Cross. This is a British historical drama made in 1981. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.
Mon Jul 29thWalkingMonday 29 July: Evening Walk Hartest – Somerton
Meet 17.15 for 17.30 start. Park at “The Crown Inn”. Lovely 5 mile walk in
beautiful undulating Suffolk countryside. Food/drinks available afterwards at
‘The Crown’ Leaders: Brian & Moira 269432
August 2019
Fri Aug 2ndTen Pin BowlingU3A Ten Pin Bowling is played at Namco Funscape, Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Meetings continue to be held fortnightly on Friday mornings starting at 10.30am
Currently we have 45 active players and there is still room for more.
Tue Aug 6thAmblersStart at 10.30 at the Crown pub in Hartest IP29 4DH for a 3 mile walk,
part hilly but lovely views. Drinks/food at the pub afterwards. Leader: Colette 01787 374249
Tue Aug 6thArchitecture6th August - Newmarket with a tour of Palace House, museum and art gallery, the town and Tattersalls, and yes, there will be some horses too. This is an all day car share, meeting at Newmarket at 9am. Cost is £28 excluding travel and food.
Mon Aug 12thWalking

Monday 12 Aug: Wrabness, Stour Estuary Nature reserve, Essex Way and Julie’s House (designed by Grayson Perry),Harwich.
Meet 9.45 for 10.00 start at Stour Valley Nature Reserve Car Park, CO12 5ND. Honesty box for parking donation
Please share cars to reduce pressure on parking spaces and pollution.
Coffee break at Wrabness Community Shop
Afterwards drive to Harwich:-Pay & Display car parks;- Wellington Road CO12 3DT or The Quay (limited spaces) CO12 3HB
**Full details of this very interesting walk/excursion including directions, will be emailed to all at the beginning of the month and is also on the website.
Leader: Peter Whiteley tel:- 375269

Fri Aug 16thTen Pin BowlingU3A Ten Pin Bowling is played at Namco Funscape, Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Meetings continue to be held fortnightly on Friday mornings starting at 10.30am
Currently we have 45 active players and there is still room for more.
Wed Aug 21stSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Thu Aug 22ndAmblers ThursdayThe August amble sees us returning to the lovely village of Kersey.
Will everyone please meet at the Quay car park at 10.00 a.m. to either offer or accept a lift.
Alternatively meet outside the Bell pub The St, Kersey, Ipswich IP7 6DY for a 10.30 a.m. start.
Leader: Roger Floodgate 01787 312904
Mon Aug 26thWalkingMonday 26 Aug : An Evening walk Acton
Meet at the Village Hall car park adjacent to The Crown at 17.15 for 17.30 start.
A circular walk about 4.5 miles over mainly flat ground, and partly on quiet road towards Lavenham over open countryside. Unfortunately the Crown does not do evening meals on Mondays but plenty of opportunities innearby Long Melford or Lavenham.
Leaders: Ian & Janet Tel:- 311208
Tue Aug 27thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Doctor Twigs Way

The Life and work of Lancelot `Capability`Brown ,Landscape,Art and Nature

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Fri Aug 30thCinemaFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2 pm at the Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
The Book Club starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda.
Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey.
From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdAmblersWalk from Melford to Lavenham. Meet at The Old School Long Melford CO10 9AA to start at 10.30.
If you are coming by bus catch the 753 at 10am from Sudbury bus station and get off just before the Bull Hotel.
It is a 4 mile walk with refreshments at The Cock Horse Lavenham at the end, (or bring your own picnic to eat).
Buses return to Melford & Sudbury leaving at 12.39 or 1.39 or hourly from the Swan. Leader: Andy 01787 371670.
Tue Sep 3rdArchitecture3rd September - we are going to Bury St Edmunds by bus for a look at the architecture (there is of course lots of it so we will be selective). Cost tba, there will probably be a morning and an afternoon tour with a break for lunch.
Fri Sep 6thTen Pin BowlingU3A Ten Pin Bowling is played at Namco Funscape, Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Meetings continue to be held fortnightly on Friday mornings starting at 10.30am
Currently we have 45 active players and there is still room for more.
Mon Sep 9thWalkingMonday 9 Sept: Hundon
Meet 9.45 for 10.00 start at The Rose & Crown, Hundon CO10 8ED.
Take either a route via Foxearth or via Long Melford and Cavendish to Clare.
At the Bell T junction turn right onto the B1063. Continue to crossroad, turn right
into Lower Road and Hundon village. Park on street or at Village Hall.
Pleasant walk with open views across undulating countryside. Pub possibly open.

Leaders: Ian and Janet Tel:- 311208
Wed Sep 18thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Fri Sep 20thTen Pin BowlingU3A Ten Pin Bowling is played at Namco Funscape, Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Meetings continue to be held fortnightly on Friday mornings starting at 10.30am
Currently we have 45 active players and there is still room for more.
Tue Sep 24thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Roger Mannion

The magic of the Theatre and a look Back Stage.

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Thu Sep 26thAmblers ThursdayThis month we will be at Lamarsh.
There are a couple of hills but there are some wonderful views.
Will everyone meet at the Quay car park as usual at 10.00 a.m. to either offer or accept a lift - or meet in the car park at Lamarsh Lion,Bures Rd, Bures CO8 5EP ready to leave at 10.30 a.m.
Leader: Colette Bentley 01787 374249
Fri Sep 27thCinemaFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2 pm at the Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek and Tom Hollander.
This is a 2018 biographical musical film about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock bank Queen.
It follows the singer’s life from the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium.
Mon Sep 30thWalkingMonday 30 Sept: Long Melford to Lavenham
Meet Long Melford 9.45 for 10.00 start at the car park next to the Old School,opposite Melford Hall.
5 mile linear walk to Lavenham following old railway line. Plenty of places for food/drinks in Lavenham.
Options for return:- Either:- walking following slightly varied route
Or:- by Chambers 753 / 754 bus, from Lavenham Swan to Long Melford Post
Office at 13.39,14.39 or 15.48 approx ½ hour journey.

Leaders: Brian & Moira Tel:- 269432
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stArchitecture1st October - Norwich, probably by train. The tours are in course of arrangement but we hope to include The Great Hospital, St Martins, the market, Guildhall, Forum, Pablo Fanque House, Wensum Lodge, and Dragon Hall. Lots to see and much of it may be new to you!
Wed Oct 16thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Oct 22ndMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Clare Mulley

Author of The Spy who Loved, the story of Christine Granville,Polish born 2nd World War British Spy

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
November 2019
Tue Nov 5thArchitecture5th November -back to the Friends Meeting House in Sudbury for our winter talks, starting with Most Hated Buildings
Wed Nov 20thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdArchitecture3rd December The Architecture group Christmas quiz plus planning for 2020.
Wed Dec 18thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.