Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

January 2018

Wednesday 3rd January

Committee Meeting

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

Wednesday 10th January

Theatre: I'll be back for Midnight


Join us for a night of horror at this chilling thriller from the Chelmsford Theatre Workshop. It comes with a warning for those of a nervous disposition! At the Old Court Theatre in Springfield Road CM2 6JT (opposite the prison) at 7:45pm. Cost £10 (£9 for over 60s) available on the door.

Sunday 14th January

Grantchester walk


Meet at Trumpington Park and Ride at 10am to catch the bus into Cambridge. From Cambridge we plan to walk along the river to the Orchard Tearooms, made famous by Rupert Brooke, and explore the local nature reserve before returning to the city. The last bus is about 6pm.

Wednesday 17th January

Pub Meal: The Old Windmill


It's Mike's 50th birthday, so help him celebrate with a meal out at The Old Windmill in South Hanningfield (CM3 8HT) from 7:30pm.

Please let Mike know by 10 Jan if you want to come for table booking purposes.

Wednesday 24th January

Pub night: The Orange Tree


Chase away those winter blues with a drink at the Orange Tree in Lower Anchor St. We'll be waiting for you from 8pm.

Old Brooder Bunkhouse

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January

Old Brooder Bunkhouse, Suffolk


The Old Brooder Bunkhouse is situated in Milden in Suffolk, down a quiet drive three miles from historic Lavenham. Providing newly kitted-out and very comfortable self-catering accommodation with well-equipped kitchen and dining area, the bunkhouse has a cosy sitting room and is centrally heated throughout. Furnished with Moroccan goatskin lamps, Mexican wall tiles and Spanish floor tiles, and 200 year old stained glass in the upstairs loo, what more could you want!

Explore the peaceful Suffolk countryside and walk to picturesque Lavenham with its historic guildhall and tea-rooms.

The location is  Milden Hall CO10 9NY in the village of Milden near Lavenham (not Mildenhall which is 25 miles further north!) There are two entrances (both signed with green signs): The front drive is on a sharp bend on the B1115 between Milden cross-roads and Little Waldingfield village.  The back drive is opposite telephone box in village of Milden (follow drive bearing right at every fork, through a farmyard).

When you get there follow signs to the Old Brooder Bunkhouse/car park and park the far side of the car park where you will see the entrance to the bunkhouse. 

Deposit £50 to book your bed please.

Wednesday 31st January

Cyprus slide show

Helen & Dave

Bring a glow to this January evening with memories of the golden sunshine of Cyprus.

Including coastal scenery, the Troodos Mountains, ancient churches and monasteries with richly decorated icons and paintings, extensive Roman remains including evocative mosaics, ancient pre-roman artefacts, a 3,000 year old bath and the green line in Europe’s only divided city, Nicosia, plus a bit of history to put it all in context.

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

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