Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

December 2018

Wednesday 5th December

Pub Meal - Coach & Horses


Join Jim for a relaxing meal in the Coach & Horses, Billericay CM12 9LU from 7:30pm. Just the thing before all the hubbub of Christmas.

Let Jim know you want to come by 28 Nov.

Sunday 9th December

London Walk

John M

The second part of John's London walk starts at 10:30am on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. This takes up from our earlier walk around the City of London. Walk from the Cathedral to the West End via Ludgate Hill, Fleet Street, Temple, the Strand, the superbly Neoclassical Somerset House, the Savoy hotel (former home of John of Gaunt, vividly portrayed in Richard II) and Trafalgar Square. Then onto Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace via St James's Park, Wellington Barracks, Petty France, Parliament Square and Westminster. John will discuss the history of the sites en route. You can bring sandwiches but there are plenty of opportunities to eat in cafes and coffee shops. If the weather is bad we can spend time in the National Gallery or Covent Garden.

Wednesday 12th December

A Christmas Carol


Get in the mood for Christmas with this classic tale from Charles Dickens, presented by Chelmsford Theatre Workshop at Old Court Theatre, Springfield Rd, 7:45pm. Tickets are £10 (£9 for concs) available on the door.

Christmas Party, Chignal St James Village Hall

Saturday 15th December

Christmas Party


Our plan is the usual mix of fun, food and dancing, starting at 7:30pm at Chignal St James village hall (Mashbury Road, CM1 4TS). Please bring drinks and some food to share. We are planning a quiz and a photo caption competition, plus Dave's running a slide show of this year's activities. Please email Dave with any photo contributions and bring along any prints you have which are crying out for a witty caption.

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.

Please let Cress know if you're coming and what food you'll bring.

Wednesday 19th December

Committee meeting

Planning events for March and trips for next summer. Please feel free to join us. We'll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.

Thursday 27th December to Thursday 3rd January

Big Mose Bunkhouse, Shropshire

Dave P

Stay at the National Trust's Big Mose Bunkhouse near Bridgenorth in Shropshire. Walk on the Severn Valley Way and in the Shropshire Hills.

The bunkhouse is a large Tudor farmhouse on the National Trust's beautiful Dudmaston Estate with its acres of pristine parkland and grand hall dating back almost 900 years..

Directions: From Bridgnorth take the A458 towards Stourbridge. Travel 3 miles and after a small pine wood on right, take right hand turning signposted to Mose. The Bunkhouse is ¼ mile down this single track. (WV15 6QR)

You'll need to bring a sleeping bag.

Deposit £40 please

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

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