CARYL Taylor, our president, welcomed 16 members and one guest to our meeting.

Guest speaker was Jonathan Catton, with the history of Tilbury and Chadwell. Jonathan is based at the Thameside Theatre Museum in Grays and gave a very interesting talk, showing us many old photographs.

Members were invited to bring in an old picture of Tilbury or Chadwell and Ann Cooper won the competition.

Our summer trip to Brighton and Worthing is on Wednesday, June 12.

The fundraising cream tea is on July 10 at Emmaunuel Church. Theatre trips have been arranged for October and November.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, June 26, at Emmanuel Church, Sleepers Farm Road, Chadwell St Mary, at 7.30pm.