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 […]
OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE CHANGING TO LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE AS FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2022 AND TO THE FIRST TUESDAY IN THE MONTH
MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
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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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!