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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ZOOM Meeting – Southend Museums: A Talk by Chris Langdon

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church Elm Road, Leigh, United Kingdom

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 […]

CANCELLED – Coffee & Chat

Truleigh Scruptious 95 - 97 The Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

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.

Patient and Public Involvement in Health – Chris Gasper and Jean Broadbent

Zoom Meeting Your Home

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 […]

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

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 […]

Thames Estuary Partnership by Amy Pryor (Zoom Meeting)

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 […]

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

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.  […]

Fraud and Investigation – Shaun Dutton, Southend Council

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 […]

A Peek Behind the Scenes by Marion Pettet

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 […]

Graphology – the secrets of handwriting Susan Ord

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 […]

Summer Lunch

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Punch & Judy – Chris Gasper

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!