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4 Sue de Nime …And another thing


6 Tikadi—looking good for Valentine’s 9 The Dream Factory charity 10 Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society 90th anniversary 13 West Essex Golf Club receive GolfMark award 14 Generous couple donate CuddleCot to Princess Alexandra Hospital, to help bereaved parents


16 Baby it’s cold outside—Stephanie Smith 17 English National Opera LIVE in cinemas: Peter Grimes 18 Penny For’em—anonymous 19 Puzzle Cellar kids’ puzzle page 20 Forest Learning Centre—growing young minds 24 St Clare Hospice update 26 Just Breathe—Heather Waring 28 The Bells—Waltham Abbey 31 Win tickets to The Drifters at the Harlow Playhouse 33-35 Clubs, Societies and What’s On

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This is our first edition of 2014 and although wishing you a happy new year when we are already a twelfth of the way through it might sound a little tardy, I hope you have got into the swing of things. Our resident misery guts, Sue de Nime, however is not so enamoured with February. You can find out why by reading her column on page 4. It is always a treat to find out the history of some of our local societies and groups. In this edition, we hear from the Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS), who are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year. They are held in very high regard, not just locally, but nationally too, having bagged some very prestigious NODA awards (National Operatic and Dramatic Association). Their next production is A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shephard in April, and booking details for this are included in the article on page 10. Before I sign off, don’t forget Mothers’ Day on March 30th, the same day that the clocks go forward an hour as we teeter into British Summer Time (I know, the words ‘trades description’ come to mind). Jane


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Sue de Nime a complimentary rose. And so there you sit, looking at all the other couples in the restaurant all valiantly trying to a) think of topics of conversation, b) look sexy whilst eating corn on the cob and c) not think about how much this is costing.

February. The blandest month in the calendar bar none. At least January has the good manners to be annoying, what with the odd Christmas decoration that escaped The Great Pack-Away and is sat on a shelf awaiting its uncertain fate, the whole 'get back to work' thing and a credit card bill so big it won't fit through the letterbox. But what redeeming features has the month of February? As far as I can see, about two. One, it has that whole leap year thing going on. 'Ooh, look at me, I can change my number of days every four years, ner ner dee ner'. Well big flipping deal, February. You are still shorter than EVERY other month in the year, so back in your box.

Apparently, around £308 million is spent on gifts for 11 million people in the UK for Valentine's Day. That's approximately 10,999,999 people receiving their gift and saying: 'Oh. Flowers from the garage / supermarket chocolates / the wrong size knickers / a teddy bear holding a heart, you shouldn't have. No, really, You shouldn't have.' Now, if I had to hazard a guess about the origins of Valentine's Day, I would have said that it all started long ago in the marketing department of Clinton's Cards, who were desperately trying to rake in a bit more cash in the lull between Christmas and Mother's Day. But it transpires it all started a tad earlier than that, although the exact details are a little hazy - mainly due to it being in a time some centuries before someone could Vimeo it to the great unwashed of the internet.

The only other point of note to February is Valentine's Day. For regular readers of this column it may come as scant surprise that I hate Valentine's Day with a passion. A passion, it should be noted, that does not require over-priced flowers or chocolates to express itself. It is opportunity to tell the one you love that they are definitely not bad given they were second choice all

“For regular readers of this column it may come as scant surprise that I hate Valentine’s Day with a passion”

One theory says that Christians placed their St. Valentine's Day feast in mid February to 'Christianise' (by which I presume they mean sprinkle with crucifixes and remove all pre-watershed blaspheming) the Pagan feast of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration involving wolfalong. Sorry, I mean to declare your undying love. And it reared infants, a sacrificial goat and gently slapping is almost compulsory to do this via the medium of illwomen round the face with a bloodied goat's hide. conceived gifts. Foliage that dies within three days, Which makes sitting in a restaurant with twenty other chocolates that are six hours away from their best becouples who are all pretending that staring lovingly into fore date, or some ceramic tat that offends all notions each other's eyes is not at all awkward seem a little less of good taste and decency. Or perhaps underwear in a like the most unpleasant way to spend an evening. box. A bit like a serial killer would do as a memento of Actually, on second thoughts, there's probably a live his last triumph. And then there is the extortionate violinist serenading the tables, isn't there? Hmmm. meal, where restaurants go to great lengths to strip you Maybe not. Here, goatie goatie... of all remaining cash by halving the menu and doubling the price. But don't worry, you will get a waiter arriving Sue de Nime, aka Jodie Newman, also writes a blog. Check out at your table at the precise moment you are trying very or follow on Tiwtter for hard not to have an argument and present the lady with non-parenting advice @MotheringFright



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From Harry to Huskies for The Dream Factory Queens Park Rangers football manager, Harry Redknapp has become one of The Dream Factory charity patrons. He gave his support to the charity when he was the special guest at an awards evening at Epping St John’s School towards the end of last year.

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Avril, from Epping - who set up the charity five years You can support the charity by visiting ago following the death of her son Oliver, nine, from leukaemia - had previously met Redknapp when he helped make a dream come true for a boy who wanted to have lunch with Harry and meet the Tottenham players at the club's Chigwell training ground. Redknapp has offered to support the charity by becoming a patron and help make football-related dreams come true. Avril was recently a guest on the BBC Essex breakfast programme, where she was invited to review the Sunday papers and was interviewed by presenter Peter Holmes (pictured right) about the history of the charity. Avril said of the experience, “It was great to be invited onto BBC Essex to chat about the Dream Factory and to also be able to highlight the great help I receive from volunteers, patrons and trustees.” Along with the charity’s co-ordinator, Martin Bye, Avril will be raising money when they take part in a seven


LOUGHTON AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY LADS say ‘curtain’s up’ for a 90th season This February, Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. LADS is one of the long standing residents of Lopping Hall in Loughton and has been entertaining local residents, along with enticing patrons from further afield, for almost a century. In recognition of the occasion, LADS will be celebrating its long and rich heritage in 2014. The society was established in 1924 with the aim of creating a ‘Village Society’ dedicated to presenting plays of ‘genuine dramatic worth’; far removed from the am-dram cliché. As well as earning a reputation as one of the best amateur groups in the area, they have received more general recognition from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and last year scooped the much coveted Pat Redhead Drama award for the best play for their production of My Boy Jack, alongside the Shelley Lemesh Award for the Unsung Hero which went to their wardrobe officer, long-serving Christine Eckley.

another occasion, offended one patron so much as to walk out mid performance… a reaction to one of the actors removing his trousers on stage. The society hopes to continue to grow and change so it can carry on for another 90 years. Like many organisations and businesses, the economy presents substantial hurdle. Ongoing support and engagement from not only members, but also the wider community is essential to ensure the society’s future. As society Chairman, Dan Cooper remarks, “These achievements are wholly due to the enthusiasm, hard work and passion that LADS’ members always put into every aspect of drama whether it be on stage or behind it, in rehearsals or opening night. However, LADS would not be able to survive without the keen support of the local public who purchase tickets and come and watch our performances. I am confident that we will continue to produce plays of the highest quality for our members to act in and the public to enjoy for many years to come.”

One of the society’s veterans, Babs Oakley, shares her history with the society and her memories of the then, gruelling membership process, “The practice at that time was to be nominated for an audition. With considerable trepidation I duly presented myself at the then Chairman’s house and ‘strut my stuff’ for a panel of four of the society’s officers. This included a prepared piece Bravo LADS! and some sight reading. On that occasion I was one of three candidates, and I am more than a little proud to LADS 2014 Season say I was the only one accepted.” A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shephard, 3rd-5th April The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, 12th-14th June Times move on and thankfully, the process of joining has changed considerably, and would-be members no Tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased though the longer need face an X-factoresque grilling. Aspiring LADS website or by calling the bookactors are invited to read as part of an informal group ing line on 07552 736 110. (often followed by a trip to the pub, we believe) prior to play casting, but anyone with an interest in participating For membership information, contact Dan Cooper at is welcome to join. The membership includes set build- ers, artists, seamstresses, marketers, stage managers and production assistant together with a brigade of helpers who pick up all kinds of miscellaneous jobs. LADS has always had its eye on progress and has sought to react to and push the boundaries of the times that we live in, even in some cases incurring the wrath of its resident Loughtonians. In selecting Lysistrate and its so called ‘immoral content’, they roused the furious objection of some conservative committee members and on


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West Essex Golf Club receives Golf Mark award West Essex Golf Club has been awarded the England Golf GolfMark Accreditation and is now the 25th club in the county to achieve the GolfMark Award. Chris Baron FPGA Head Golf Professional said, “This is a fantastic spring board for us all at the club to continue the drive in attracting new golfers as young as 3 years old up to our senior golfers. Our 2014 plans are already well under way and will see numerous activities for every golfer new or established to enjoy what we have on offer here at West Essex.” 2014 initiatives include a new junior program to be launched in March as well as the introduction of Get into Golf and Get into Ladies’ Golf programmes. Golf Pilates also begins during the next few months with Chris Baron developing his own fitness program to complement golfers’ requirements. Essex County Development Officer Helen Tarttelin added, “I am very happy that West Essex Golf Club can now be nationally recognised as a junior and beginner friendly golf club and as you know England Golf is fully committed to supporting our GolfMark clubs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody

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Generous support from local family for Princess Alexandra Hospital An inspirational local couple have achieved their goal of raising enough money to purchase a specialist piece of equipment called a CuddleCot for the maternity unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Nicola and her husband Michael, from Waltham Cross, set-up a charity, Jessica’s Angels – Helping Bereaved Parents, after their much wanted and loved daughter, was very sadly born sleeping in April 2013 and have been raising money ever since. Jessica was diagnosed at 20 weeks with two very serious conditions - Hydrops, which means that there is excess fluid around the organs and body and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), meaning only half of her heart had developed properly. After continued care, consultants were unfortunately no longer able to donation of £500 is going to the British Heart Foundadetect a heartbeat when Nicola was 32 weeks pregnant. tion who are researching the cause of HLHS in babies. Nicola says “Jessica was our much longed for and loved firstborn daughter, we miss her beyond words. Setting up ‘Jessica’s Angel’s’ means that Jessica’s memory lives on and ultimately helps other parents who unfortunately find themselves in our heart-breaking position. Our initial aim was to raise enough money for the equipment for where Jessica was born, Princess Alexandra hospital, to ensure parents had more time with their precious child, as well as thanking the hospital for the care that we were given. The CuddleCot is a specialist system which cools the baby, allowing the family precious time they need with their baby. The CuddleCot cooling pad can be placed in any moses basket, crib, pram or bed; it is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot cooling unit. “It meant so much for us to be able to deliver the CuddleCot on a very significant day, Jessica's 6 month birthday - 24th October 2013. We never thought we'd raise the money so quickly but with our online donations from friends and family and our sponsored walk/ run we did in September, we managed it!” The family raised well over their initial target of £3000 which enabled them to purchase the CuddleCot for Princess Alexandra Hospital and ensure it is maintained. As they raised more than their target, a second unit will be donated to another hospital who need this. Also a

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Baby it’s cold outside Stephanie Smith MSTAT

Winter is the time to wrap up in hats and scarves, turn up our collars against the wind, dig hands deep in our pockets and snuggle down in duvets - go into hibernation mode. It's also the time when our aches and pains get worse. We don't know how true it is that aches and pains are worse in the winter when it's cold and wet. There's no definitive scientific evidence to back it up so why do we think it is? It's true that wet conditions cause us to lose body heat more than when it's warm and dry. And yes there's more risk of hypothermia at this time of year. But there are differing opinions on whether aches and pains are worse in the winter.

So what's going on and how we can help ourselves. We brace ourselves against the cold and wet by huddling and hunching up. This creates tension in our muscles that leads to pain. And if we don't wear the right or not enough clothes, we tense up trying to keep warm. We squeeze our body and muscles, almost like someone is giving us a big bear hug and this is what causes the tension. And when we are tense our balance is affected making it more likely we will fall over when it's wet. All this tension affects the neck muscles which in turn drags our head down into our shoulders. This ultimately compresses our back creating potentially damaging pressure. So it's hardly surprising our backs complain. We can't really be sure if it is the cold and wet weather that gives us aches and pains, but we certainly know that hunching and huddling up does. So ideally we need to keep warm. Exercise, such as a brisk walk, is a good way to warm up our muscles and body. If you go out in the cold try not to tense up, make sure you're properly dressed for the weather conditions keeping your feet, hands and head warm. Keep moving. If you have to wait around in the cold (how many of us stand on the sidelines watching children playing football) walk up and down instead of standing in one place. Warm up before you go out and wear several layers rather than just that big fluffy jumper you got for Christmas. And do try to stay dry. It's very difficult to warm up once you are wet especially if you don't have a change of clothes. And finally keep your head balanced. This will keep your whole body balanced and stop you from hunching and huddling.

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“This project simply would not be possible without this vital funding and it will make such a difference to the people we care for at the hospice. To be able to give our patients and their loved ones a beautiful secluded outdoor haven to relax and spend time together has been on our wish-list for a long time and we are thrilled we can finally make it happen.”

She added: “We received such amazing support from our community on voting day and the messages we received from people were truly inspiring, with some people telling us they had voted 40 or 50 times! The public’s support has been invaluable and we would like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who took the time to pick up Tanya said: “We are ecstatic to have the phone and vote for the Hospice. won this incredible £50,000 from the We are over the moon!” Big Lottery so we can at last turn our vision for our ‘Space to Breathe’ The Big Lottery funding will be spent family garden into a reality. on transforming an overgrown area

of our grounds near to our Inpatient Unit into a tranquil oasis. The ‘Space to Breathe’ garden, which has been designed by Stansted-based landscape architects Liz Lake Associates, will include a calming water feature, decorative planting and pots that gently glow to give the effect of candlelight among other features. It is hoped work will start in the spring for completion by the end of next year.

Canine capers at Winter Walkies 2014 Puppy love is in the air at St Clare Hospice as preparations get underway for their annual Winter Walkies. St Clare housekeeper Zoe Almond (pictured below), husband Michael and their seven adorable mutts will be among the walkers and their canine companions taking part in the 5km pooch parade starting at the Hospice in Hastingwood on Sunday, February 9 at 11am. A second Winter Walkies event is being held at GreenAcres Woodland Burials in Epping Forest the following

Sunday on February 16. Zoe said: “As a nation of dog lovers, we are all animal crackers about our pets and it really is true that dogs are man’s best friend. Signing up for Winter Walkies is a wonderful way for pet owners to enjoy a fun day with other dog lovers and take the lead when it comes to fundraising for their local Hospice.” Last year, almost 250 people and their four-legged friends took part in Winter Walkies, helping raise almost £5,500, and we are hoping even more people will register for 2014. There will be plenty of doggy fun and games, including competitions for the best dog/owner look-alike and the wackiest wellies, before the walk gets underway, with the 5km rural route taking in the surrounding countryside. Dog medals and treats will be handed out afterwards, along with certificates for children. There will also be refreshments. Anyone is welcome to join the walk – whether you are a pet owner or not. Advance registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free soup. Walkers can also sign up on the day. For more information, call events fundraiser Rebecca Barnett on 01279 773750, email or see



Just Breathe Heather Waring

When I found myself getting rather puffed out on one of my daily walks recently, I tried to breathe more deeply in the hope that I would feel a little better. It struck me that my breathing is rather shallow, something many of us suffer from and it did make me think that I could be making better use of the apparatus I had been given for this essential task. As babies, we breathe naturally and easily using what the experts call “belly breathing” or “abdominal” breathing but somewhere along the way we, as adults we often develop habits where we do not make full use of our diaphragm. Any recognition here? So what can we do to improve the situation and what has to be gained by changing things? How many of you are office based? Our posture is just one way that inhibits our breathing and hunched over a desk or over the steering wheel most of the day is not helping us. Why not ask someone in your office to take a photo when you do not expect it and put it by your desk as a reminder to straighten up. Do you perhaps

need a change of chair? Is your workstation well set up? Many companies can have this assessed for you. We women are also likely to cause further problems with breathing through wearing tight clothes as these restrict the expansion of our ribs, so perhaps you need to have a look at reducing the number of tight tops and have your bra properly fitted. When we breathe shallowly, we do not take in as much oxygen as we need and this effects our body functioning. Our brain needs three times as much oxygen as the rest of the body so perhaps your concentration slump in the afternoon is the result of lack of oxygen not helped by a morning of slumping over your desk. Stress can also play a part – by rushing around, not taking time, putting others needs first etc, this can all affect our breathing. If you have ever gone to yoga or Pilates classes you will have spent time on your breathing. Both these disciplines rely on proper breathing for their effectiveness. It might be worthwhile enrolling in a class, as not only will your breathing improve through the training, but there are additional spin-offs such as increased suppleness and relaxation. Like all habits, it is not always easy to learn a new one but perseverance pays off. With improved breathing, you are likely to be more focused and able to work more efficiently then perhaps working late or taking work home may become a habit of the past. Breathing more slowly and taking deeper breaths leads to you being more relaxed and also more positive. It can improve your fitness and therefore your energy levels. Get into the habit of taking a few minutes regularly to close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. This is useful prior to an important meeting, presentation or interview or when having to deal with a difficult event. Efficient breathing is part of your wellbeing so strive to make it the best it can be.

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National 12-bell Striking Contest for Waltham Abbey– March 22nd By Jane Walters “Oranges & Lemons say the bells of St Clements.” The sound of Church bells is something we all take for granted. For some it conjures up an English summer’s day, for others a much-loved nursery rhyme. Bellringing is an ancient art, going back many centuries, but while it retains its history, it continues to develop.

Cathedrals to small country parishes. Ringers range in age from teenagers to pensioners, and in a wide variety of professions too.

Waltham Abbey is one of only 132 churches in Great Britain which has 12 bells out (there are 7,000 in all). Considerable accuracy is required when ringing a high The opportunity to hear bellringing at its very best will number of bells. So this competition is regarded as take place at Waltham Abbey on Saturday 22nd March being the crème de la crème of ringing activity - and it’s 2014. 6 teams of 12 ringers will battle it out to qualify for coming to Waltham Abbey. Ringing will take place the final of the National 12-bell Striking Contest and the between 11.30 and 14.30; come and listen and enjoy. At competition will be fierce. Waltham Abbey will be host 3 pm there will be a an organ recital in the church on to bands from Guildford, Leeds, Melbourne, Norwich, bell themes, as part of the regular series of Saturday concerts. 22nd March will be a notable day for the town. St-Martin-in the Fields and York. The first three bands will go forward to the final at Christchurch, Oxford on 28 June, 2014, along with the winners at St Sepulchre, Further details of the competition can be found at Holborn and St Giles, Cripplegate on the same day. Teams are drawn from across the country, from huge

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The Drifters play Harlow ǀ March 7 & 8 The Drifters are back with their brand new dynamic tour The group’s founder, George Treadwell (whose family and featuring the current line up of Pierre Herelle, still manage the group) realised in the early 50s that the Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. name of the group was in fact much bigger than the sum of its parts and that he could maintain a quality The Optimum Tour celebrates just over a 60 year level by replacing members. Musically, the group has anniversary of The Drifters and the timeless appeal of also evolved over the years to stay ahead of changing their hits over the years. The current line up of The musical trends. There have been numerous musical Drifters will perform the group’s greatest hits alongside reincarnations of this group from early doo wop to early their own new releases. rock n roll and pop and on to disco right through to the more recent musical reinvention of the group with The Drifters line up member Michael, says: “We are very brand new contemporary material. The current line up proud to be fronting the Optimum Tour. The Drifters performs all of the historic genres of music—all music is very uplifting and upbeat and the new stamped with the group’s authentic signature four recordings have been a great success with the public. party harmonies and sound. The concert features over 37 tracks and some very interesting new songs from our brand new album. The Drifters are performing at the Harlow Playhouse on March 7th and 8th. The 80 UK dates of the world tour runs through to the end of the year and includes two shows at the Harlow Win a pair of tickets? Playhouse, on March 7th and 8th. For you chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows at the Harlow Playhouse, please answer the Did you know…? following question and email your answer, along with The Drifters started out in 1953 and since their creation, contact details, to by February the band has featured over 65 vocalists, including Ben E 21st. T & C apply (at King and Johnny Moore. The Drifters have sold over 214 What is the name of the family who have always million singles and 114 million albums worldwide. Since managed The Drifters day one, line up members have been replaced, often A) Treadwell with new, younger members in order to ensure both B) Bedwell the longevity and also the fresh appeal of the group. C) Driftwell



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Clubs, Societies & Health Services A-Z ALAL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS For friends and relatives of alcoholics Email: Helpline 020 7403 0888 (10am— (10am—10pm) Alpine Garden Society— Society—Epping Forest Group. Group We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at Theydon Bois Village Hall CM16 7ER at 8pm. The Avenue Lawn Tennis Club—18 The Avenue, Loughton IG10 Club 4PT. Club sessions: Men—Thursday 5.30pm and Sunday mornings; Ladies—Tuesdays at 5.30pm; Mixed—Thursdays 11am to 1pm, Fridays 6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm. The club has teams in both the South West Essex (men’s, ladies and mixed) and Essex leagues (men). Contact Lynda Wyles on 0208 505 4704 or email Badminton Club Call for Players We are looking for (mature) players to join our badminton club. We meet on Monday evenings at 8pm at Debden Park High School’s Sports Hall. Please contact Alan on 020 8508 6306. Bodyworks exercise classes for everyone Loughton Tues 10.30am, Buckhurst Hill Mon 8-9pm and Thurs 9.30-10.30am. Call Jan Hall on 020 8508 3346. Book Club— Club—meet locally once a month. Call Linda on 01992 571178. Breatheasy in Harlow & Epping Forest Meet the first Monday of the month at Jack Silley Pavilion in Epping between 1pm and 3pm. Contact branch secretary Mrs C Carr on 01992 573387 for more details. Breatheasy is the support group of The British Lung Foundation Buckhurst Hill Bowls Club, Club 72 Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5TX. If you are looking for a local, friendly bowls club, please call the Secretary Malcolm Lord on 0208 502 1285. Open 7 days a week. Chigwell & Epping Forest Orienteering Club. Club Bored with just running, in pain from too much running on roads? Try running through forests and having to work out where to go. There is a local event approximately once a month. For more details ring Helen on 020 8502 1629, or visit

NEW LISTING Children’s Yoga Classes in Epping and North Weald for children aged 2 upwards. Contact Amy Bramble on 07841 378364 or visit for more details. Craniosacral Therapy Clinic, Clinic The Limes Medical Centre, The Plain, Epping. Contact Liam Hurley on 07941 621887 Drum Tuition—All styles; pop, rock, jazz, Latin, blues...Beginners Tuition to advanced. All ages welcome. Call 07803 893722.

Epping Forest Centenary Trust. Trust We can provide practical conservation sessions in Epping Forest for groups, including special needs groups, community groups and youth groups. Call Epping Forest Centenary Trust on 0208 508 9061, email or visit Epping Forest & District Stamp Club. Club Meet 2nd Tuesday of month at the Dining Room, Roding Valley High School, Loughton. New members and beginners always welcome. Keith Smith 020 8505 5620. Epping Forest Group of the Alpine Garden Society Nonmembers are welcome. For further information please contact the Group Secretary: Keith Ballard, Tel: 01992 813231 or email Epping Forest HP (Walking) Group. Group We are a walking group who walk in Epping, Redbridge and sometimes London each week. Walks start at 10.30am. There is no charge to join walks, optional membership at £4. Social evenings, coach trips and holidays. Email Epping Forest Outdoor Group– Group Are you a walker or a cyclist? Like to enjoy a more varied outdoor and social life? 8.30pm Thursdays, ROVSCO Hall, 72 Hollybush Hill, E11 1PX. Weekends away, day activities and social events. Call Secretary Ken 020 8524 3960. Epping Forest Rotary Club—Meet Garnon Bushes, Coopersale Club on Tuesday evenings for meal and regular speaker. If you want to join other business and community minded men and women please contact Telephone 01992 814105 The Epping Horticultural Society Share gardening tips and enjoy our social events throughout the year. Annual membership £1 and discounts available at the trading hut on the Meadow Road allotment site (Sunday mornings10am to 12pm). Contact Christine Burgess 01992 577020. Epping Tennis Club Lower Bury Lane Four all weather courts (3 floodlit). New members welcome—Lessons and coaching available. Visit or call 01992 572230 or 07940 183596 for membership/general enquiries. To contact Matt Smith (LTA Senior Club Coach), call 07743 378055 or visit

Exercise with me: Exercise for Free!!! Power walking group in Buckhurst Hill, weekday evenings, meet outside The Toby Carvery, 5k distance approx. Call/text 07706 700 666 or go to for further details

Epping Bowls Club, Lower Bury Lane. New members welcome to join our friendly, local club. Regular tuition sessions take place for beginners. Contact Anne Munro: 01992 561164.

Family Care Counselling Service We provide affordable, professional counselling in the Epping Forest area Tel: 01992 788499

Epping Cricket Club—Three Saturday sides and a Sunday team Club and colts cricket for boys and girls. Contact Matthew Barrett 07877 923151 or

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EppingEpping-Eppingen Twin Town Association. Association Exciting cultural, school, musical and personal exchanges with our active and friendly twinned town in southern Germany. Contact Uschi Jesson 01992 577603 or Tony Church 07725 608368. Epping Football Club, Stonards Hill, Epping If you are interested in joining the club, contact Steve Allen on 07932 532694, Graham Sly on 07973 530148 or Tracy Wilkinson 07738 089251

Forest Creative Writers 12.45pm12.45pm-2.45pm, Thurs Loughton Library. Intending new members invited to first free taster session. Contact Pete Relph on 0208 508 6313. Friends of Swaines Green. Regular conservation days on Swaines Green, Epping. See our website for details or contact Carol on 01992 575366. Guitar Lessons— Lessons—Learn to play guitar. All ages, abilities and styles. Experienced local teacher. Christian Karlsson 07958 471083. Email:


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Epping Art Society—Art Appreciation evenings, 2nd Wednesday Society of the month at Pelly Court, Hemnall Street, Epping. Call Robin 01992 572077. Members £2, non-members £3. Practical evenings are run the first Friday evening of the month, at 7.30 for 2 hours at the Methodist Church Hall, Epping or visit Epping Forest District Badger Group—meet on the 3rd Monday Group of the month at Hemnall Street Social club, Epping at 8pm. Find out more about the existence and secret life of badgers, and their preservation. Contact 01992 756038.

Clubs, Societies & Health Services A-Z Herts & Essex Architectural Research Society. Society Meet on the fourth Friday of the month at 8pm, Church Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 Loughton High Road. Call 020 8508 2512 for more details or visit Hydrotherapy— Hydrotherapy—Hydrotherapy class run by a chartered physiotherapist at Loughton Leisure centre on Tuesdays 1.00 to 1.30pm .£9.00 per class. Call Jayne on 0796 3349754 for further details and booking. Jo Jingles Monday Epping 10:00am Over 2s and 11:00am babies from 3months to 2 years. Monday Theydon Bois 3:15pm Mixed ages (babies-5years old); Tuesday Harlow 9:30am Over 2s and 10:30am Walking-2years . For more information on classes or to book a place please call Lucy on 01279 868410 or email us: Karate Classes for adults and children in Epping, Loughton, Theydon Bois and Nazeing. Contact Sensei Andy Major 07941 164544, email More details at LAUGHTER WORKOUT (LAUGHTER YOGA). YOGA) Laughter is a great stress buster and has many scientifically proven health benefits. The body does not know the difference between real and pretend laughter, you still get the same benefits. We have a Loughton Group and for details of forthcoming workshops, please visit for more information. Come and join us. Lee Valley Friends Rambling Association Group Specialising in short weekend walks—mainly in West Essex and some London walks. Call for details 020 8529 1602 or visit Loughton Astronomical Society (LAS). New members welcome. Meets Thurs 8pm at Scout Hut, Theydon Bois. Tel. 01992 815804. Also, junior section, Theydon Bois AstroKyds for 6-14 year-olds meet 2nd Friday of month (term time), 6.30pm to 8pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Theydon Bois. Same contact details as above.

Loughton Bridge Club meets Monday and Wednesday at Oak View School, Whitehills Road, Loughton IG10 1TS. 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Guests welcome. We run a host system so you can come without a partner. Further details at

Petanque (Boules). Epping Horizons Petanque Club meets on Saturdays and Mondays at 1.30pm on Stonards Hill Recreation Ground. New members always welcome. To arrange a taster session call Peter Lumb on 01992 571744 or visit Physiotherapist. Appointments available at Theydon Bois Pharmacy, 10 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois CM16 7EY. Contact Jayne Gould Chartered Physiotherapist on 07963 349754 Piano Club— Club—Loughton Methodist Church. Wednesdays 1010-12noon. Contact Rea Camus on 01992 571773. We are a group of keen amateur pianists who enjoy making music together and having fun. All standards welcome. PROBUS. PROBUS FOREST Probus Club is actively seeking new members. members Monthly meetings on second Friday 12.30pm & lunch at County Hotel, Oak Hill Woodford Green. Please contact the Secretary or 020 8529 6500 Rotary Club of Loughton and Buckhurst Hill—meet at The Blue Hill Boar, Abridge, RM4 1UA. On Thursdays at 1pm (1st and 3rd Thursdays) and 6.30pm (2nd and 4th Thursdays). For further details call A Harvey on 01992 572867 or visit South West Essex Choir welcomes new members. We meet at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB on Tuesdays 7.45-10pm. No audition is necessary. Please contact Mary McElarney on 01992 812606 or More information at Station Road Wellness Centre, Osteopathy, Chiropody, massage, reflexology, Reiki. 12 Station Road, Epping. Tel. 01992 570003. St John Ambulance— Ambulance—Epping Community First Responders help to save lives. Full training given. Please contact Sandra Newman on 01992 572545 for more details. St Thomas Moore Dancing Club—Ballroom and sequence for the Club over 60s. Wednesdays 2-4pm at Thomas Moore Church, Willingale Rd, Loughton. Tel. 020 8504 0998. £2 including tea and biscuits. Tappy Toes—Fun and creative dance and movement classes for Toes girls and boys aged 20 months to 4 and a half years. Epping classes start in September. Call Claire on 01992 732 800.

Loughton Camera Club, Club Lopping Hall, Loughton. Meet every Wednesday 8-10pm. New members welcome. Contact John Banks 020 8508 4199.

WEA Loughton & Epping Branch Details from, leaflets in the libraries. Phone Bettie Bock, 020 8508 4919 or e-mail:

Loughton Folk Club meets every Thursday from 8pm at Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4NX. Parking front and rear. Email or call Jill Coombes 0776 214 6623

West Essex Flower Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Lane. Meet 2nd Monday of each month (except January and August) From 1.45pm. Visitors and new members always welcome. Contact the Club Secretary for further details on 01992 577036

Messy Days— Days—Mother and Toddler Group, Monday and Fridays 10am to 11am. St Mary’s Church Hall, Theydon Bois. Come along for some messy fun. £4.50 per session. Discount for second child. Pre-school Learning accreditation. Ring Lindsay on 01992 814487.

West Essex Ramblers. Walk every Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun. Most walks countryside, some London. About 10 coach rambles Apr-Oct. Each yr have a British & foreign walking holiday. For a sample programme, call 020 8502 1628.

Musical Minis— Minis—PrePre-school fun time music group. Classes in Epping and Buckhurst Hill. Call Claire on 01992 787793

every third Monday of the month in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road E11. Doors open at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Guest floral demonstrator every month, raffle and refreshments. Visitors always welcome to join for a small fee of £4.

Osteopath—Epping Osteopathic & Sports Injuries Clinic, The Osteopath Limes Medical Centre, Theydon Bois 01992 815 166 Parkinson’s UK— UK—Harlow & District Branch. Meet at the David Livingstone Club, 11 Potter Street, CM17 9AE every Wednesday 11am-3pm. On the first Wednesday of each month there is a speaker from 1 to 3pm. For more information contact Secretary Corinne—Branch mobile 07982 094194 or email All welcome.


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The Woodford Singers meet every Wednesday evening in the Methodist Church, South Woodford. Wide range of musical styles from classical and folk songs to musical theatre and madrigals. Contact musical director Kathleen Savage at or Anna Knight on 07958 795824.

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Clubs, Societies and Health Services A-Z continued Yoga – Private or semi private yoga classes in your home or work, in and around the Epping area. Please call/text Louise on 07771 995533 or visit for more information. Yoga classes and workshops for all levels in Epping and North Weald, Tues/Weds/Thurs/Sat. Contact Amy on 07841 378364 or visit for more details.6pm. Please contact Dorothy on 01992 574623. Ivenga Yoga, Lindsay Street, Epping. Mondy evenings from 6pm. Please contact Dorothy on 01992 574623. Yoga— Yoga—’Fitness Yoga’. Mondays 7pm—8pm at Theydon Bois Primary School, Orchard Drive. A revitalising and relaxing workout including a blend of Yoga based postures, traditional stretching, core exercises from Pilates, balance work and a final relaxation section. Taught to relaxing music. First class FREE, then £25 per month. Contact Lucilla on 07956 695077 Email, Yoga (Vinyasa & Hatha), Private classes in Epping & Buckhurst Hill 07725 653682. (Aqua) Zumba—Loughton Leisure Centre. Splash your way into Zumba shape. Tuesdays 8pm. Just call Linda on 07909 962901. Zumba Fitness—Mondays St Michael’s Church, Loughton 8-9pm; Fitness Tuesdays Theydon Bois Primary School 7-8pm; Fridays Loughton Club 10-11am. Email or call Laura 07581 673998 or Lisa 07775 553722. Zumba Gold/Dance Workouts for Older Active Adults—Dance Adults workouts to Latin music, taken at a gentle easy to follow pace. Classes at St John’s Church Rooms, Epping on Wednesdays at 3pm and St Mary’s Church Hall, Theydon Bois on Thursdays at 11.45am. Classes run for 45 mins, £5. Contact Alison, an experienced, qualified dance teacher of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing on 07790 701723. Doctors Surgeries The Limes Medical Centre, The Plain, Epping Appointments/Emergencies/Cancellations 01992 573 838 Theydon Bois Branch, Branch Thrifts Mead 01992 812 450 Dr Lowry & Partners, Partners High Street, Epping 0844 5769797 Hospitals St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping 01992 561 666 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow 01279 444 455 NHS Direct 111

Buckhurst Hill openopen-mic Jazz Jam Session. Every Sunday at the Sports & Social Club, 50 Queens Road IG9 5BY 8pm start. Admission £3. Visit to check dates.

SmartNet Essex — Meet monthly lunch meetings for informal business networking at the Blue Boar, Abridge. Meet on the second Thursday of the month. Next meetings February 13th and March 13th. Pay-as-you-go. Call Julie to book on 07843 260 186 or email Twitter @SmartNetEssex EppNet— EppNet—Business Networking. Meet every Wednesday morning for breakfast, 7.15 to 9am at The Bell Hotel, Epping. For more details email or call Vincent Goode on 07931 580031. Music at Marigolds Jazz Club, Club Harlow Cricket Club, Chippingfield, Old Harlow, CM17 0DJ. Enquiries 01279 414174/421763. Doors open 7.30pm. Price guide £7-£8. Feb 14 Big Mammas Door Feb 28 The Ant Law Quartet Mar 14 The Eric Ranzoni Trio Mar 28 The Clark Tracey Quintet The Drifters— Drifters—Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse March 7th & 8th at 7.30pm. Tickets 01279 431945. Further details of this and other shows, please visit See page 31 for details of how to win 2 tickets to see The Drifters! St Clare Hospice Winter Walkies—February 9th at 10.30am. Join Walkies in (either with or without a dog!) for a 5km sponsored country walk. There will be competitions and medals for dogs and treats. Free soup and refreshments. Everyone welcome. To register, please call 01279 773750 or visit SWEC Brahms Concert - April 5th, 2014 South West Essex Choir - the choir will sing Brahms Requiem in English with an accompaniment for piano duet written by the composer. The choir will also sing Brahms’ Song of Destiny and the pianists Peter Foggitt and Andrew Sackett will play Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances. The concert will be at 7.30pm at St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead, London E12 5HH. The conductor will be SWEC’s musical director James Sherlock, who has just returned from his debut at Carnegie Hall, and the soprano soloist will be Augusta Hebbert. There will also be a professional baritone soloist. Tickets bought in advance are £13 (concessions £11) and under 18s £3. Prices on the day are £15 (concessions £13). Please contact 0208 554 2830 or LADS 2014 Season A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shephard, 3rd-5th April The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, 12th-14th June Tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased though the LADS website or by calling the booking line on 07552 736 110. For membership information, contact Dan Cooper at Please submit your April & May event listings by March 14th to

Farmers’ Market organised by the Loughton Residents Association on the first Sunday of the month. Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton. 9am-2pm. FAB— FAB—Fabulous and Beautiful. Beautiful If you are undergoing chemotherapy or have recently finished treatment, charity FAB, which runs a three hour session on the first Monday of the month at St.


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Sports Centres & Fitness Studios Epping Sports Centre 25 Hemnall Street 01992 564 564 Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool Roundhills 01992 716 733Loughton Loughton Leisure Centre Traps Hill, Loughton 01992 564 57 Concept Fitness UK 224b High Street, Epping 01992 579050 www.conceptfitness

Margaret’s Hospital in Epping (11am to 2pm) may be just the tonic. Please call Laura Jones on 01279 827396.


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