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Chairmans Report 2016





 The Southend and District Veterans had an excellent year in 2016 with varied monthly meetings and went on outings, holidays and luncheons.

 At the monthly meetings we had visits from Peter Jones the Author, Ray Spillar an entertainer and Shirley Perkins a flower arranger. Clare Harvey talked about her family and life on “Joscelyne Beach”.

The club went on two holidays, In April they went to Moorecombe and to “Potters leisure  Complex” in Suffolk in September and are returning again in May this year .  

They went on several day trips, Windsor, Camden Lock and boat trip, Brighton and the Chatham Variety show.

The members also went to the “Arlington Rooms” for their New Year lunch, Summer luncheon at “Affinity” and afternoon tea at “Maison Noir”.

Theatre trips were also arranged and last year went to see “Motown” in London.

This year at our Christmas party, our own members Colin and Marion Pattrick arrived as Father Christmas and his Elf, then entertained us with games etc.

We also held bingo, hoy bingo and an annual quiz during the year.

 The annual quiz was held in memory of our late Chairman Chris Garnier and for the last fews years has been arranged by his daughter Michelle and family.


The Committee work very hard to make it an enjoyable club -  WELL DONE TO YOU ALL.

If you haven`t joined us and would like to meet up with old work colleagues, please contact a member of the committee or myself.


Margaret Belsham,


01702 339834.

Meeting time change

Please note meeting time change 12:30 -3:00pm from January 2018.

All events are subject to unavoidable cancellation or alteration.

London show or 2 day Thursford  to be arranged.

Non Veteran's and friends are welcome to come and join us.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Southend Committee chairman

 Chair Anne Rothon

Secretary Lorna Hunt

Treasurer/Events Co-ordinator Jean Whiting

Secretary/Vice Chair/Events Co-ordinator Lorna Hunt

Committee Members Ms Jean Mimpress, Ms Kathy Carter, Ms Anne Doyle


Committee and Venue


Chair: Margaret Belsham-01702 339834
Vice Chair/Members Sec: Pat Smith 01702 205958
Secretary: Ann Rothon 01268 551408
Treasurer: Jean Whiting 01702 465579
Vice Treasurer: Lorna Hunt 01702 614558
Events Co-ordinator Lorna Hunt
Meeting Venue
Our meetings take place on the third Friday of each month at 12:30 -3pm at:
Balmoral Community Centre,
Salisbury Avenue,
SS0 7AU.