PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT LEIGH WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  HOWEVER, WE ARE SETTING UP MONTHLY MEETINGS VIA ZOOM WHEN POSSIBLE SO PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR LATEST POSITION ON SPECIFIC MEETINGS

PLEASE CHECK WITH GROUP LEADERS THE POSITION REGARDING INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEETINGS

MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea  SS9 1SJ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)

Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.

There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.

Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, there are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.

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May 2021

Fraud and Investigation – Shaun Dutton, Southend Council

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shaun will tell us about his work at the Council detecting fraud and how he goes about making his investigations plus he answer how can we protect ourselves from scams. Shaun Dutton started his career in law enforcement in 2004 with Her Majesty’s Customs & Excise investigating drug trafficking through Essex ports and airports. He transferred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency on its formation in 2006 which marked the start of 10 years of proactive investigation into national and…

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June 2021

The Palace Theatre by Rachel Trigg

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

Again, a casualty of COVID.  Rachel will tell us about the history of our favourite old and local theatre. This will be a Zoom meeting (although may be changed depending on circumstances nearer the time) and joining details will be issued to all members nearer the time of the meeting and usually around one week ahead of the meeting.  If you are missing the joining details please check your emails (including your junk folder); link details will be sent from…

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July 2021

Graphology – the secrets of handwriting Susan Ord

July 22 @ 2:30 pm

Yet another postponement from last year.  Susan will tell us what secrets handwriting tells about us – with practical demonstrations. This will be a Zoom meeting and joining details will be issued to all members nearer the time of the meeting and usually around one week ahead of the meeting.  If you are missing the joining details please check your emails (including your junk folder); link details will be sent from our leu3ale gmail address.  If all else fails please…

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August 2021

Summer Lunch

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We are hoping to be able to hold some sort of Summer Lunch, if allowed.  Details to follow nearer the time.

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September 2021

Punch & Judy – Chris Gasper

September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This time with his clown’s hat. Professor Gasper will give us a look at the history of this ancient art form , illustrated with part of his show.  Oh yes he will and that’s the way to do it!  

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October 2021

Southend United – April Smith

October 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Another survivor from last year.  April, from Southend UFC Community Education Trust, will tell us about the Shrimpers.  

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November 2021

Essex Plotlands – Gillian Darley

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Author and academic, Gillian will talk about the history of the Plotlands.  Her recent book ‘Excellent Essex’ has just come out in paperback, so perhaps she will sell and sign a few copies.  It is an excellent read about our fair county!  

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December 2021

The Makers Boutique by Amanda Sutherland

December 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

Our fourth attempt to get Amanda to speak.  She will talk and demonstrate the things she makes from ‘found’ objects. This will only take place if face to face meetings are allowed.  Further details will be issued nearer the time.

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