Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

March 2011

Wednesday 2nd March

Pub: Prince of Wales Mountnessing

Dave J

Pub night at the Prince of Wales, Roman Road, Mountnessing, CM15 0UG. Pub is situated on the old A12 that runs through the middle of Mountnessing (see map). Meet from about 8:30pm for a drink and a chat to while away the evening.

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March

Palace Farm, Kent


Palace Farm Hostel, Kent

Palace Farm Hostel is in converted farm buildings on a family run arable and fruit farm in Kent. Rooms en-suite, fully heated and surround an attractive courtyard garden with lawns, patio and barbecue area.

It is situated in the village of Doddington, which has a good pub, in the North Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is great for walking and wildlife.

From M20 J8, follow A20 to Lenham, then turn left, signposted to Doddington. In Doddington turn left at The Chequers pub, over hill and a further quarter of a mile turn left into the Down Court Road, and turn into the second farm entrance. Grid ref TQ 936 577, postcode ME9 0AU, see map.

Deposit £30 to book your bed.

Tuesday 8th March

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Jane & Gordon

Jane and Gordon have kindly invited us over to celebrate the start of Lent with a big blow-out on pancakes. Come and share your favourite recipe and fillings. Please bring some ingredients and please let Jane know if you’re coming and we’ll look forward to seeing you anytime after 7.30pm Jane & Gordon’s house.

Wednesday 9th March

Blackadder at the Old Court Theatre


Chelmsford Theatre Workshop are performing three episodes of the classic comedy, at the Old Court Theatre.

  • After Baldrick incinerates Dr Johnson's new dictionary, Edmund's plan to rewirte it over the weekend proves to be like fitting wheels to a tomato - time consuming and completely unnecessary.

  • At Mrs Miggin's Coffee Shoppe, huge suspicious sausages are all the rage and French aristocrats are all the rouge in this nail-painting tale of revolutionary derring-do and lace hankies.

  • The prince's palace crawls with actors and anarchists and only one man can eliminate them - that renowned vermin expert Mr Hopelessly-Drivelo-Can't-Wait-For-Toffee-Crappy-Butler-Weed.

Tickets are £9 (on the door, from the Civic Theatre Box Office on 01245 606505, online, or give money to Dave P at least a week in advance). Performance starts at 7.45pm at the Old Court Theatre which is in Springfield Road (opposite the prison).

Sunday 13th March

Shepreth walk


A 7.5 mile circular walk in the Upper Cam valley, starting from Shepreth railway station at 10:30am (see map). The route crosses the River Rhee and passes through Barrington with its pretty village green, before continuing along the Mare Way, an ancient trackway running along a ridge and boasting superb views across the Cam Valley. The Hare & Hounds pub at Harlton is a convenient mid-way stop for lunch before returning via a different route. Let Marion know if you are planning to come.

Wednesday 16th March

Committee Meeting

All welcome to help organise future events.

Wednesday 23rd March

Curry Night


Come out with us for a meal at the Gulshan Curry House in New Street, Chelmsford, to eat at 7.30pm. Please let Ali know if you’re coming.


Wednesday 30th March


Dave J

Do you fancy a game of badminton to get the circulation going? The plan is to book a court at Dovedale Sports Centre, so please let Dave know about a week in advance. (Dovedale in Vicarage Road, Chelmsford, close to Moulsham Street)

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

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