OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT LEIGH WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH HAVE RESTARTED

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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February 2021

Continuity Capers – my life as a continuity announcer by Sally Lawrence (Zoom)

February 18, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

Ever wanted to know who’s behind the voice that announces your favourite TV shows.  Sally did this job for BBC and Channel 4.  A simple job…?  Listen to Sally and find out! This will be a Zoom Meeting and details for accessing the meeting will be sent to members nearer the time and usually around one week ahead of the meeting.  If you are missing the joining details please check your emails (including your junk folder); joining details will be…

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March 2021

Thames Estuary Partnership by Amy Pryor (Zoom Meeting)

March 18, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

One of last year’s covid-19 casualties.  Thames Estuary Partnership is about all aspects of the Tidal Thames from Teddington to the North Sea. 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…

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April 2021

The secret life of a wood by Roger Hance (Zoom Meeting)

April 15, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

Roger is a Colchester based professional photographer.  This talk is about the various forms of wildlife hiding right under your nose in a broadleaf woodland. 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. …

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May 2021

Fraud and Investigation – Shaun Dutton, Southend Council

May 20, 2021 @ 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

A Peek Behind the Scenes by Marion Pettet

June 17, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Your Home

Marion is a devoted fan of dance. Ballet was the passion of her life but along with the dreams of so many other aspiring ballerinas, ordinariness got in the way. A late return to classes rekindled her love for dance and led her into a world that she thought had passed her by. She became involved with an amateur ballet company in 2002, joined the committee later that year and performed with them from 2002 until 2018. Her retirement from full…

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July 2021

Graphology – the secrets of handwriting Susan Ord

July 15, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Yet another postponement from last year.  Susan will tell us what secrets handwriting tells about us – with practical demonstrations. Susan started studying graphology about 15 years ago, as something to take on later in life and she has found the revelation of a writer’s personality from their handwriting absolutely fascinating. Graphology can be used in many situations such as recruitment and compatibility. She has become so involved with handwriting analysis that following the three years of study to gain…

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August 2021

Summer Lunch

August 19, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sorry but the Committee have decided that there will be no summer lunch this year.  Apologies to all members as we know this is a popular event. We are hoping things will very soon be back to normal and a face to face meeting will take place in September when it will also be our AGM.

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September 2021

Punch & Judy – Chris Gasper

September 16, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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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 wear consultant, a wardrobe assistant for West End shows and as a freelance designer. She tells us her "talks are informative and amusing as well…

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January 2022

The Beatles by Daryl Easlea

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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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!

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