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
November 2019
Fri Nov 15thTen 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 Nov 18thPitch n PuttHeld on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10am at Old Joe’s Golf, Cornard Tye,Sudbury. CO10 0QB. Cost is £6 per person for nine holes and about two hours to complete. Clubs,balls and tees are provided but, you can bring your own clubs. Teams of four go out at a time. There is a small cafe providing food and beverages but, no alcohol. If you wish to join us please contact Dennis Campbell on dennisjmc47@hotmail.com
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,22 Friars Street, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Nov 26thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Gillian Graham

Title “An afternoon with Joyce Grenfell”. who recounts the wonderful experiences of the famous comedienne and soliloquist.
This is our Christmas meeting so don’t forget your plate of finger food.
Hot and cold drinks will be provided as usual.
As this is our last meeting of the year we would love to see as many of you as possible
Thu Nov 28thAmblers ThursdayThe last amble of the year will be on Thursday 28th November.
This will be the walk around Preston St Mary which was postponed in July due to the extremely hot weather.
Will everyone meet as usual at the Quay car park at 10.00 a.m. or park near Preston St Mary Church at 10.30am.
Leader of this walk will be Colette Bentley: Tel: 01787 374249.
Fri Nov 29thFilm GroupOur pre-Christmas meeting with the film “The Stray” starring
Sarah Lancaster & Michael Cassidy. Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named
Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. In just a short
time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort to
Christian and help save his parents, Mitch and Michelle’s struggling marriage.
2pm at the Bridge Project, at 20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU.
Unfortunately all places are now booked as we only had a limited number.
Fri Nov 29thTen 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.
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndPitch n PuttHeld on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10am at Old Joe’s Golf, Cornard Tye,Sudbury. CO10 0QB. Cost is £6 per person for nine holes and about two hours to complete. Clubs,balls and tees are provided but, you can bring your own clubs. Teams of four go out at a time. There is a small cafe providing food and beverages but, no alcohol. If you wish to join us please contact Dennis Campbell on dennisjmc47@hotmail.com
Tue Dec 3rdAmblersThe walk will start on the Market Hill, Sudbury at 10.30 then across the meadows and along
the old railway line to Melford, about 3 miles, where we have booked the George & Dragon for a
pre-Christmas lunch. They can take a group of 20+ without a deposit. Food ranges from sandwiches from
£5.95 to £7.95, filled jacket potatoes £6.95 to £7.95. Mains: burgers and chips £9.95, fish and chips
£10.95, pasta dishes, bangers etc. and a Tuesday special of rump steak and chips £6.95 to £9.95. We do
not need to pre-order.
There are several options for buses back to Sudbury. The 753 goes hourly on the hour, and the Felix
shuttle 716 is twice hourly, except over the lunch period.
Reminder: No amble in January
Tue Dec 3rdArchitecture3rd December The Architecture group Christmas quiz plus planning for 2020.
Wed Dec 4thArchitectureArchitecture Plus a fine mix of architecture, art (up to a point) history (a bit) and fashion.
In London by train including The Foundling Museum, Borough market, Old theatre Museum, Zandra Rhodes museum of fashion & textiles via Shard and London Bridge station (riba stirling awards 2019 shortlist)
Cost will be £22 (or £9 if you have a National Art Pass) for entrance fees plus travel- £28.25 one day travel card from Sudbury with senior rail card lets you come home whenever you want, plus food."
Mon Dec 9thWalkingMeet at Gentry’s Farm Stack Yard 9.45 for 10.00 start. Walk of approximately four miles in undulating countryside around Great and Little Henny finishing at Woodview, Moira and Brian’s home, at about 11.45 for light seasonal refreshments.
Park at Gentry’s Farm Stack Yard, Watery Lane, Little Henny, about 200yds down
the road on the left, just past Woodview on the corner. Watery Lane is a left turn off the A131, three miles from Sudbury and about three quarters of a mile past The Fox
at Bulmer. Leader: Brian, 269432.
Wed Dec 11thTheatreSwiss Cottage in London to the Hampstead Theatre on Wednesday 11 December.
I have spaces on the coach for anyone who would like to spend a few hours in London.
Swiss Cottage tube is on the Jubilee/Bakerloo Line, three stops to Bond Street/Oxford Street. Cost for the coach £15 Leaving Sudbury at 9.30am and returning from Swiss Cottage at 5pm.
Please let me know if you would like a seat.
Fri Dec 13thTen 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 Dec 16thPitch n PuttHeld on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10am at Old Joe’s Golf, Cornard Tye,Sudbury. CO10 0QB. Cost is £6 per person for nine holes and about two hours to complete. Clubs,balls and tees are provided but, you can bring your own clubs. Teams of four go out at a time. There is a small cafe providing food and beverages but, no alcohol. If you wish to join us please contact Dennis Campbell on dennisjmc47@hotmail.com
Wed Dec 18thSocialTake some time out from the seasonal hurly-burly and join us for a relaxing coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
All new, prospective and current members welcome.
Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 22 Friars Street, Sudbury CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m. finish around 11.30 a.m.
Looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, if you would like any further information please contact me :Anita Floodgate, or any committee member.
January 2020
Wed Jan 1stArchitectureWednesday January 1st Architecture New Years Walk.
Around Sudbury starting 2.30pm For more information contact jane@crumpton-taylor.com"
Mon Jan 13thWalkingMeet 9.45 for 10.00 start at Thistley Green Road. A131 from Sudbury towards Braintree.
At roundabout where road veers left for Stansted, take the second exit, B1053 to Bocking.
Shortly after take first left into Thistley Green Road, which is a dead end, and park.
Interesting walk of around 5 miles including woodland, riverside, a watermill and a windmill. Leader Rod Gray, 07455 454303.
Wed Jan 15thSocialTake 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 havebeen 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,22 Friars Street,Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Looking forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, if you would like any further
information please contact me, Anita Floodgate, or any committee member.
Thu Jan 23rdAmblers ThursdayThe New Year sees a return amble around Castle Hedingham.
Will everyone please meet either at the Quay Theatre car park at 10.00am or at The Sun Inn at 10.30.
There is usually plenty of on-street parking.
Leader of this walk: Roger Floodgate. 01787 312904.
Tue Jan 28thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Dr Stephen Ashworth With a Talk on “Lasers the Light Fantastic”

Stephen is a lecturer at the UEA and an expert on Laser techniques he will tell us everything we
need or ever wanted to know about lasers, a fascinating subject which many of us know little about.
Fri Jan 31stFilm GroupFilm Group meets on the last Friday in the month at 2pm at the Bridge Project, at 20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU.
Thank you to all those who have come to the Film Group each month where we have seem many different films and chatted over tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.

“The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. After
accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne)
leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping to buy his family's
homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher (Victor
McLaglen), who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery
sister, Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara), begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to
hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean
retrieves the money.
February 2020
Tue Feb 25thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Annual General Meeting at St Peter’s Church Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EH
“ Hexachordia” aka Ancestral Voices: a Presentation under the title “Henry VIII Legacy “which
looks at the dissolution of the monasteries by the king and the impact on East Anglia, using
music from the time.