Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

March 2010

Wednesday 3rd March

Julian Clary at the Civic Theatre


Julian Clary’s "Lord of the Mince" UK tour comes to Chelmsford.  "I have done for mincing what Michael Flatley did for Irish dancing. I’m 50. The shame of it. This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how I got there and why I refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers."

"Lots of camp smut and double entendres – he was side-splittingly hilarious" - Daily Mirror

Starts 7.45pm at Chelmsford Civic Theatre (Fairfield Road car park, accessed via Coval Lane).

Tickets are £20. Please send payment to Dave P.

1912 Centre Harwich

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March

1912 Centre, Harwich


This hostel is in the heart of Harwich heritage area, only 50m from the sandy beach, promenade and harbour.  It was built in 1912 as the Town Fire Station, and has been converted to a fully-equipped hostel. We have sole use for this weekend. You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag.

Lower Light, Harwich

There’ll be opportunities to explore the historic port and walk part of the Essex Way. Visit Dedham and follow the Stour Estuary from Manningtree, Mistley and Wrabness to the seaside resort of Dovercourt.

Next to the hostel is the "Electric Palace", one of the oldest surviving purpose built cinemas in the country.

Directions: From A120 follow signs past Harwich Quay until you come to a large painted wall mural, then take 1st right and the hostel is on your right.

Or from Harwich Town railway station, follow signs to Electric Palace. (Cow Lane, Off Wellington Rd, CO12 3ES, see map)

Deposit £34 to book your bed. Total cost  about £50

Wednesday 10th March

Committee meeting

Everybody’s welcome to help plan future events.

Wednesday 17th March

Dining Thai Style


It’s Trudi’s birthday, so if you’d like to share in the celebrations, or just fancy a slap-up meal, then please join us at the Lanthai, just opposite the Y in Victoria Road, Chelmsford (see map).

The plan is to meet at 7:30pm. Let Trudi know if you’re coming by 10th March, so she can book the table.


Sunday 21st March

Colchester walk

Helen B

Join us for a short walk which takes in the beautiful views of High Woods plus time to explore the historic heart of Colchester. Meet at 10.30 at Sheepen Road car park (just off the A133 turn down Westway and when reaching the Middleborough roundabout, take the 3rd exit from the Chelmsford direction, by the retail park. This is Sheepen Road (see map). The cost on Sundays £2.20 all day.

Wednesday 24th March

Queryas slide show

Dave & Helen

Dave and Helen's tour of the French southern Alps from the little known Parc National de Queyras a very pretty and remote park on the Italian border with over a dozen peaks over 3,000 metres  and the Parc National de Mercantour dominated by rugged rocky peaks and deep sinuous valleys, it is allied to the Italian Parco Naturale Delle Alpi Maritime, this park is a bit further south than the Queyras about 70 miles from Nice. Dramatic views including marmottes and chamois. Followed by a few days on the French Riviera at Menton.

Wednesday 31st March

No meeting

Those who aren’t already on their way to the Lake District will be busy packing, so we’ve decided to skip this week’s meeting.

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

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