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Southend/Rayleigh/Ca nvey Island Area meet up

(23 Posts)
GrannyGravy13 Sun 19-Jan-20 17:27:29

Hi Gransnetters, just wondering if anyone in the above and surrounding areas fancy meeting up for coffee or lunch.

February/March any suggestions for dates or venues welcome cafecupcakecupcake

Sar53 Sun 19-Jan-20 19:33:34

Count me in. I hope there are lots of local Gransnetters who would like to meet up.

Luckygirl Sun 19-Jan-20 19:42:24

I was brought up round there - but now live miles away. Went to school in Rayleigh, lived in Hadleigh.

Hope you have a great meet-up.

conor Sun 19-Jan-20 20:29:44

Yes, would love to join a local meet up. Would prefer somewhere near a station as not the most confident driver!!

GrannyGravy13 Mon 20-Jan-20 08:28:29

conor have you got any suggestions for a venue?
Some of us drive some do not, so close to a Station would be good.

Auntieflo Mon 20-Jan-20 09:19:42

Brings back happy memories as we lived in Rayleigh from when we married in 1961, until 1968.

Enjoy your meet up.

conor Mon 20-Jan-20 13:12:29

Are there any nice venues near Benfleet Station as that seems quite central?
Don't know the area very well as never get off at that station but there must be a nice coffee/lunch venue nearby?

GrannyGravy13 Mon 20-Jan-20 13:19:29

There is one nice coffee /tea shop which does tasty food about 10 minutes walk from Benfleet Station several places in Old Leigh which is a short walk from Leigh Station.

I do not know anything about Southend, perhaps Sar53 knows more about that area?

Sar53 Mon 20-Jan-20 18:24:24

Southend, the high street and around the stations, Southend Central and Southend Victoria, is all pretty dire these days.
I could easily take the train to Benfleet if it helps.
Are any of the tea/coffee places open in Old Leigh during the week in the winter ?
Where are you coming from Conor ?

conor Mon 20-Jan-20 18:59:04

Hi Sar53,
I live in Langdon Hills and on the Fenchurch Street line so can go anywhere along the line to Shoeburyness. Benfleet seems quite central. I have grandchildren duties on Tues/Wed and volunteer in school on Thurs. So that leaves Mon or Fri or weekends of course. Happy to fit in whenever?

GrannyGravy13 Mon 20-Jan-20 19:03:04

Monday is preferable for me, but Friday is OK

Sar53 Mon 20-Jan-20 22:04:36

Monday is ok for me too. Shall we all suggest a few dates middle Feb - middle March. I'm sure we can find a mutual date.
Would be good to meet you Conor.

conor Tue 21-Jan-20 19:29:05

I could do Monday 10th February as expecting grandchild no 3 towards the end of the month and need to be on stand by!! Can anyone else make that date?

GrannyGravy13 Tue 21-Jan-20 19:36:55

I can 10th February.

Sar53 Tue 21-Jan-20 20:45:14

Sorry I can't do the 3rd, 10th or 17th. Blood test one of the days and visiting daughters on the other two. I could do the 24th or a Monday in March.
I'm not usually so booked up . I know that could be a problem for you Conor with a new baby due, very exciting for you !!!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 21-Jan-20 20:47:37

I can do 24th Feb.

conor Tue 21-Jan-20 21:52:41

Oh no! I can't do 24th so may have to go into mid March. But please feel free to meet without me if there is a date that suits.

Sar53 Thu 23-Jan-20 17:21:03

Shall we leave it until March, I can make any Monday in March except the 23rd.
Surely there are other Grans in the area who would like to meet up !!!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 23-Jan-20 17:58:05

March is good for me 👍

MissAdventure Thu 23-Jan-20 20:23:08

I'll try and fit around the days people can manage.


GrannyGravy13 Thu 23-Jan-20 20:37:59

MissAdventure [smike]

MerylStreep Thu 23-Jan-20 20:53:47

Have you tried Il Pescatore in Queens road. Excellent Italian food run by the family.
Manolys ( Thai) in Leigh broardway is probably the best Thai outside London.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 23-Jan-20 21:39:03

MerylStreep know Il Pescatore, have you tried Tudor House near Thames Drive (Thai)?