Our monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at

Leigh Community Centre

71 – 73 Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea  SS9 1SP.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. Access to the hall is via the ground floor café so if you do arrive early stop and chat with friends over a cuppa in the café. 

Meetings will usually start with notices and any 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.

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.

If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Secretary by clicking the link.

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The Makers Boutique by Amanda Sutherland

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

Our fourth attempt to get Amanda to speak.  She will talk about her CREATIVE JOURNEY which she briefly describes as follows - ​An exciting Career journey through Film, Television and Theatrical costume design with an insight into running a successful accessories business. Amanda talks about her career journey working as an assistant costumier, a bridal […]

The Beatles by Daryl Easlea

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

Back by popular demand is local man Daryl, this time to talk to us about the Beatles.  Now we're sure you all remember them!


Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

  Richard Baxter makes finely thrown porcelain in distinctively bright, bold and beautiful colours. He favours forms with simple clean profiles reminiscent of mid-century-modern Scandinavian ceramics. On each piece he varies the curves and applies the bands of bronze pigment to fit each form, so every pot is unique. If you love 'The Great Pottery […]

Afghanistan – what’s it about? a talk by Dr Nadir Biryia

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

Nadir was born in Afghanistan (Kandahar) and came to the UK in the 1990s. He studied in Afghanistan, Russia, France and the UK gaining degrees in Medicine (MD), Computer Aided Design (BSc) and Capacity Building (MBA). He speaks several languages (English, Russian, French, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Hindi and Urdu) and has worked as a trainer […]

Dementia support

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

A talk by Jenny Kwakwa, which will cover - Understanding the true picture of  dementia, living well with the opportunities available in 2022 and how we can support and value those living with this in our community. Jenny will provide a number of practical tips to avoid traumatic events, maintain well being and support the […]

Bernard Hetherington

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

A stand in talk on the history of Leigh by Bernard

Making TV Commercials by Greg Fay

Greg Fay is a writer and creative currently represented by the prestigious Independent Talent Group. On leaving school with no significant qualifications bar an A in GCSE Religious Studies (and with the position of Pope already taken), he tried to turn a teenage love of clothes into a career by undertaking a YTS apprenticeship as […]

An insight into the History of Southend Pier by Iain Peel

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh

Hello, my name is Iain Peel. I have worked for Southend Council as a Resort Officer on Southend Pier for 13 years. My main duties are driving the trains and training staff on their operation as well as providing information for visitors and generally managing the public at the Pier Head and Main Entrance or […]

Summer Lunch at Saxon Hall

Saxon Hall Aviation Way, Southend, Essex

This year we celebrate not only the 40th Anniversary of the u3a movement in the UK but also the 10th Anniversary of Leigh Estuary u3a and our Summer Lunch celebrates both events so we hope as many members as possible join us for a three course meal and entertainment at Saxon Hall. Cost is £30 […]

Saucy Postcards by David White

Leigh Community Centre 71 – 73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

(Please take note of new venue and revised day/week for our monthly meetings going forward.) David will be giving an illustrated talk about about his collection of saucy postcards, giving us a glimpse into the world of randy nurses, henpecked husbands, nagging wives, bathing belles, innocent vicars and more.  The talk will look at the […]