2018 is nearly here

Tomorrow is New Year’s eve so may I wish all our readers a happy new year for 2018.  As a special treat, the January Newsletter has been uploaded already to the web site by Bob Tyas, so you can whet your appetite for next month.

Speakers for 2018

January 3rd 2018 David Dunford
Galleywood Races.

In the 18th and 19th centuries Chelmsford Races at Galleywood were the most eagerly anticipated event on the Essex calendar. David is going to take us back in time for a gallop around the course. Sounds like it could be a “Dead Cert ” !

February 7th 2018 Peter Jones
How to do Everything and be Happy.

Peter comes highly recommended, and I’m sure there are times when we could all do with that little bit extra “Happiness”. I am sure we can all take something away from this talk today.

March 7th 2018 Dudley Chignall
Beatrix Potter- the Lake District – her Art and Inspiration.

Dudley is taking us on a journey around the Lake District and will explain
how it inspired Miss Potter.

April 4th 2018 John Field
Harry Houdini

John is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. He will be telling us of Harry’s many exploits and mysteries that surrounded his life. There will be a slide show to accompany his talk.

May 2nd 2018 South Woodham Ferrers U3A
“This is how we do it”

The U3A Drama group , Poetry Group, Book Group 1 and the U3A Choir are going to entertain you this afternoon. So watch this space for a great afternoon of entertainment.

June 6th 2018 Brad Ashton
The Job of a Laughtime.

Brad’s talk is sure to have us smiling as he used to write for Tommy Cooper, Bob Monkhouse, Dick Emery and Frankie Howard to name but a few.

July 4th 2018 Colin Banks
My Life of Hats

Colin will take us through a comical look at hats for all occasions through the ages. So whether you are a hat fan or not I bet you might say “oh I remember that one ”

August 1st 2018 Karl Lumbers
The Trinity House Story

and maintaining aids to navigation for all types of shipping. Hear more about what Trinity House does for you.

September 5th 2018 Tim Moorey
The Secrets of a Crossword Setter

I am sure there are many of us who like to do a crossword or two. Tim is a professional crossword setter with many years’ experience. He sets puzzles for a wide range of publications, so if you a Sunday Times or Sunday Telegraph reader and have struggled with the clues this could be your lucky day.

October 3rd 2018 Linda Cook
RNLI Lifeboats

Have you ever wondered how brave Lifeboat Crews deal with a sea rescue? Linda’s talk today about Southend RNLI will enlighten us all about how crews go out of their way to help those caught out at sea.

November 7th 2018 Tom Way
Wild Life from around the World

Tom is a professional photographer who has travelled the world taking pictures of wildlife. Today he will share some of those with us. Just the thing to brighten up a November day.

December 5th 2018 Ray Clark
Radio Caroline

Who hasn’t heard of Radio Caroline? Today we are in for a real treat as we have Ray Clark, one of Radio Caroline’s presenters coming to tell us about life and music on board the “Pirate Ship”. Nowadays Ray can be heard on Radio Essex every morning.

December Newsletter

The December newsletter now been uploaded to the web site and November is available on the last month link. The newsletter this month, as well as the normal news, has a list of the speakers for 2018.

We wish a joyful Christmas and a happy new year to all our readers.