Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

September 2013

Braintree Town Hall

Wednesday 4th September

Braintree Town Trail

Dave P

Romans crossroads, medieval pilgrims, Flemish weavers, Huguenot silk-makers, a famous biologist and metal windows all feature in the history of Braintree. Meet at 7:30pm outside the Town Hall in Market Place (see map) for a short walk taking in the historic sights of Braintree (there’s a car park in Manor Street, CM7 3HW, just beyond the town hall). We’ll get to the Bull pub in Market Place for a night cap about 9pm.

Sunday 8th September

Oaklands and Writtle


Meet in the Writtle village car park at 10.30am for a walk out to Chelmsford Museum in Oaklands Park for the ‘Ale and Hearty’ exhibition – a celebration of the historic pubs and brewing in Essex. Opens at 1pm, so bring some sarnis and we’ll have a picnic before we go in. It’s then just a short walk back to the cars, or possibly a swift drink in the Wheatsheaf.

Wednesday 11th September

Committee meeting

Planning future trips and events.

Back Inn Time

Wednesday 18th September

Back Inn Time


It’s only over the road from the Y, so we thought it was about time we tried it out. Meet at 7.30pm. Let Cress know by 11th September if you want to come, so we can book a table. Back Inn Time is in Victoria Road (entrance in Cottage Place, past the Wheatsheaf)

Walpole Bay, Margate

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September

Margate, Kent

YHA Margate is on the seafront, only a few minutes walk from the town centre. There are nine beautiful bays on the island of Thanet, all within easy walking distance of the hostel. And for culture and history attractions include the Turner art gallery, museums, seaside entertainment and theatres.

Deposit £32 to book your bed for the weekend.

Clisham, Isle of Harris

Wednesday 25th September

Hebrides slide show

Dave P

After a fortnight of sun, sand and turquoise seas we accumulated enough photos for several slide shows, so come along and see the best of the best.

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

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