Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

December 2014

 Wednesday 3rd December

Pub Night - The Fox & Hounds

Join us for a drink at The Fox & Hounds in Wood Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9BQ from 8:30pm.

Wednesday 10th December

Committee Meeting

We’ll be sorting through events for March & April and looking at trips for next year. Everybody welcome.

Saturday 13th December

Christmas Party

Following the same successful format we’ve had for the last couple of years, our party will be the usual mix of food, competitions and dancing.

We will be holding our annual photo competition at the start of the evening with the usual categories of Best Portrait, Best Landscape, Spirit of CYHA and the caption competition. The rules of the competition are that the photos must be of a YHA event in the last 12 months and we suggest a maximum of 2 entries per category per person, 6x4in prints.

Please bring contributions for a bring-and-share buffet and also any unwanted gifts or donations for the raffle.

To find it (grid ref TL665108, see map) take the A1060 (Rainsford Rd./Roxwell Rd.) out of Chelmsford; turn right at lights into Chignall Rd., after 1 mile turn left (Mashbury Rd) signposted Chignall St. James. Hall is on the left after almost 2 miles.

We’ll be asking for a donation of about £2 each on the evening to cover hire of the hall.

Let Cress know if you’re coming and what food you’re bringing. The fun starts from 7.30pm. Bring your own drinks.

Wednesday 17th December

Chelmsford Theatre Workshop: Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

Dave P

Take a festive frolic through the past and into the future with Ebenezer Blackadder, the kindest and most generous man in Olde London Towne.  Well, until he meets the Ghost of Christmas Past and who accidentally shows him the errors of his ways turning him into a cruel and witty miser.

Tickets are £10 (£9 for concs). Dave is happy to pick up tickets for you if you can pay him by 10th December, otherwise they should be available on the door. The performance starts at 7:45pm at the Old Court Theatre in Springfield Road.

Sunday 21st December

Halstead Walk


A walk of about 7 miles taking in the lanes and villages around Halstead. Park either on the High Street or in one of the Pay-and-Displays and meet at the top of the High Street at 10:30am. Please bring sandwiches, but there are likely to be refreshments en route and definitely a pub at the end.

Sunday 28th December 2014 to
Sunday 4th January 2015

New Year in Cornwall

Dave P

Celebrate the New Year with a week in Cornwall staying at Tregedna Lodge in the heart of the picturesque Maen Valley, just a few miles from the harbour town of Falmouth and perfectly located to enjoy Cornwall's beaches and coastline. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, The Eden Project and Pendennis Castle are all within easy reach.

A comfy, spacious lodge in a 19th century listed farm building, our accommodation has a large main hall, a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and a laundry room. There are a few smaller bedrooms for couples/families, and there is central heating throughout. Bed linen is provided.

Directions: From Truro take A39 towards Falmouth. Straight on at Treluswell double roundabout, signs to Falmouth. At Asda roundabout straight across on to dual carriageway, continue to next roundabout with the black anchor (Hillhead) and turn right. Straight across the next two mini roundabouts, continue for 2 miles (Maenporth beach road), Tregedna Farm is on the right (postcode TR11 5HL) Or by Train, Penmere Station on the Truro to Falmouth branch line is 1.5 miles away.

Deposit £50 to book please. Cost will be about £28 per night including all meals, and we are staying for 7 nights.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford

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