myplace, Harold Hill (photograph from London Borough of Havering)
The Society has found a new home!
Our meeting on Monday 26 January will be our first at myplace in Harold Hill, when Georgina Green will be speaking to us on Keepers, Cockneys and Kitchen Maids.
Access to the room (the Large Meeting Room) will be from 7.30pm with the formal part of the evening commencing at 8.00pm and all finished by 9.30pm. We would love to see you all there for the inaugural meeting.
For some time the Committee has been very concerned at the ever reducing membership and attendance at Society meetings. The main reason for this decline seems to stem from the diminished lack of parking at Trinity Methodist Church. A location map is included on the Find us page.
After much searching and deliberation the Committee located this exciting new venue at myplace in Harold Hill. It is well located next to the Leisure Centre at Harold Hill on the junction of Gooshays Drive and Dagnam Park Drive by the large roundabout.
There is ample parking – including disabled spaces – either directly outside myplace or at the adjacent leisure centre, just a short well-lit walk away.
myplace is also readily accessible by bus. Routes 174, 294 and 256 all serve myplace – ask for the Leisure Centre. These routes provide direct access from Romford Town Centre, Gidea Park, Harold Wood and Hornchurch.
For those of you unfamiliar with myplace, it was opened in June 2012 at a cost of £4.6m. Although it is listed as a Youth Centre, a number of older groups now also use the building. It is Havering’s first zero carbon building, is well appointed with state of the art equipment, and is fully accessible.
This inaugural meeting will be free to visitors, so do please come and join us. Subsequent meetings will have our normal visitor fee of £2.50 (with free entry to members), but this is taken into consideration if you subsequently join the Society (annual membership £12).
We do hope you will enjoy our new home and we look forward to welcoming you all on 26 January.