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TABLE TOP SALE
12:37pm Friday 9th May 2008 in Burnham
Burnham-on-Crouch WI is holding a table top sale at the Carnival Hall, Devonshire Road, on Saturday, May 10, from 10am to 12.30pm. There will be a cake stall and raffle and refreshments, admission 20p, accompanied children free.
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
The congregations of Burnham-on- Crouch URC and Christ Church, Southminster joined together on Saturday, April 27 for a final service led by Revd Alen Morton before he moves to a new pastorate at Bishops Stortford and Stansted.
Gifts in appreciation for his work here were presented to Allen and Daphne, marking their seven years of ministry in the area.
The service was followed by a bring and share lunch. All are warmly invited to his Induction Service at Bishops Stortford URC on May 10 at 4pm.
Christian Aid Week in Burnham commences on Saturday, May 10, at the United Reformed Church with a car wash, cake stall and Traidcraft stall in the morning. There will also be refreshments from 10am and lunches from 11.45am.
All the churches in Burnham are joining together for a united service on Sunday, May 11 Pentecost at St Mary's Church, starting at 9.4am, therefore morning services will not be held at the Baptist Church or URC. This service will signify the start of the house to house collection for Christian Aid.
In Christian Aid Week austerity lunches will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at the Baptist Church and at St Cuthbert's Church on Thursday, May 15.
There will also be the usual united women's meeting on May 17, with a bring and buy stall at the URC.
In addition there will be a coffee morning arranged by St Mary's at the Museum on Friday, May 16 and at the Baptist Church on Saturday, May 17.
Burnham Hillside Bowls Club is inviting beginners to come along to their bowls club coaching evenings, which will be held every Tuesday evening in May, commencing at 6.15pm.
Thi is an ideal way to learn how bowls is played and to discover if you would like to join the bowls club. We have a comfortable club house and a licensed bar. All equipment will be provided and there is no charge for the coaching.
You just need a pair of flat shoes, please telephone Val on 01621782834 for more details.
BURNHAM TWINNING ASSN
The Burnham-on-Crouch and L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer Twinning Association will be holding its Annul General meeting on Wednesday, May 7, from 8pm in Burnham Council Offices, Chapel Road, prospective members are welcome to attend
FAMILY HISTORY TALK
Dengie Arthritis Care welcomes new members to join them on May 8 from 2pm at the King's Hall, off Chapel Road for a talk on Family History through the Postal Services.
BURNHAM ON CROUCH U3A
Chairman Beth Greaves opened the meeting with the reminder that the June meeting was the AGM.
Several officers and committee members were standing down so there would be a number of candidates for election. These people were asked to stand in order that all members could put a name to a face.
Voting slips would be handed out during the meeting and members were asked to make their choices and return the slips to the Secretary, or a member of the Committee, by 25 May at the latest.
Voting slips would be hand delivered to all members who were not able to attend.
This month's speaker was John Whitehead on the subject of stars and music of wartime wireless.
He started his talk with a recording of the announcement of the second world war, which was still as moving 69 years later.
The audience was treated to songs by such artists as George Formby and Gracie Fields and classic radio such as ITMA and Workers Playtime. Familiar names such as Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Vic Oliver brought back memories.
The only negative aspect was that owning up to remembering all these artists reminded you of your age! Barbara Chappell gave a well deserved thanks.
Beth Greaves announced that the latin group would be visiting the British Museum on September 30. Contact Beth to put your name down if you are interested.
Beth also reported on a Forum that she and the secretary, Thelma Benfield, attended. Two matters of possible interest were that it was possible for the over 60's to have loft insulation and/or cavity wall insulation paid for by the Government. Also, in the assessment of whether a Post Office is viable in your area, it is not the amount of money spent but the number of transactions that take place. Perhaps we should keep this in mind in order to keep our Post Office!
Finally, a further reminder that the meeting on June 5 will be the AGM where the new Officers and Committee will be announced.
There will be in house entertainment, which is always enjoyable.
Don't forget to visit your website: www.burnham-on-crouch u3a.co.uk .