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.
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church
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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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…Find out more »
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. …Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
Chris is a member of Essex Health watch and a lay member of Southend Clinical Commissioning Group. He, with help from Jean, will tell us about the important contribution ordinary people can make to the NHS. 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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. …Find out more »