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.

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

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July 2020

CANCELLED – Susan Ord – The Secrets of Handwriting

July 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Cancelled due to Lockdown.

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CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

July 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Cancelled due to Lockdown

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August 2020

CANCELLED – Summer Lunch – 20th August 2020

August 20, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saxon Hall, Aviation Way
Southend, Essex SS2 6UN United Kingdom
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£25

Cancelled due to Lockdown

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CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

August 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and 11:30am.

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September 2020

CANCELLED – Punch and Judy – Professor Chris Gasper

September 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Punch and Judy is a popular British glove puppet form, normally played by one performer in a temporary booth erected in a public space.  It is strongly associated with the seaside.  Derived from Pulcinella, the Italian puppet show, it emerged in the UK in the Regency period (1790s-1830s).  An early show was in Covent Garden where it is commemorated by the Punch and Judy pub. Southend’s own, Professor Chris Gasper is going to tell us about his 66 years as…

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Annual AGM

September 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Our Annual AGM will this year be held via an online Zoom meeting.  Details for the meeting and for voting have been issued to all members, if you have not seen the email sending details then please contact the Business Secretary ahead of the meeting on 17th September. If you are unable to attend the Zoom meeting then you can still register your votes using the link below.  You will need your membership number for the voting to be registered. …

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CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

September 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and 11:30am.

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October 2020

Zoom Meeting: Story telling – Peter Monk aka Peter Optical

October 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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We all love a good story.  Peter Optical is a past master of the art.  Southend born and bred, Peter has been a soldier, circus performer, stage electrician, actor, stilt walker, fire eater and too many other things to mention. Today it is his story telling we are concentrating on.  His stories are told not read and differ from performance to performance.  They are often interwoven with music and magic.  They are always thought provoking and never dull. Joining details…

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CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

October 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and 11:30am.

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November 2020

ZOOM Meeting – Southend Museums: A Talk by Chris Langdon

November 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Southend Museums A royal burial site found between a pub and Aldi supermarket has been hailed as the UK's answer to Tutankhamun's tomb.  Workers unearthed the grave, which contained dozens of rare artefacts, during roadworks in Prittlewell, near Southend, Essex, in 2003.  Tooth enamel fragments were the only human remains, but experts say their "best guess" is that they belonged to a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon prince. It is said to be the oldest example of a Christian Anglo-Saxon royal burial.…

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CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

November 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and 11:30am.

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December 2020

ZOOM Meeting – Daryl Easlea … a DJ, compere, music consultant, author, compiler and annotator

December 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Daryl Easlea is an author whose musical knowledge has been learnt over a lifetime: from working in record shops across Essex as a young teen, to being a staffer at Record Collector magazine and then moving on to become the head of Motown catalogue in the UK at Universal. He is a DJ, compere, and consultant to record companies, his books explore his favourite loves; great pop eccentrics, populist African-American music and prog rock (he has written biographies of Chic,…

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