B & D
Tuesday: and to the Cherry Tree Pub in Becontree, to visit Barking & Dagenham 18 Plus. Nice large venue, shame there is no direct bus-route from Dagenham Heathway station, as I learned to my cost!
B & D are the largest group in EAA. They run loads of great events, many of which they have to organise months or even up to a year in advance, because they are catering to such a large turnout.
For example, this weekend they are holding a River cruise. They have also started taking bookings for their “Lavender Line” jaunt in Suffolk, for Spring 2005!
Their club-night attracted, in addition to a good number of B & Ders, people from Romford, Redbridge (as well as Thurrock).
Funnily though, they are quite unlike Thurrock, in that not only do they start early – 8.30 as opposed to 9pm – they also get away early at 10.30pm! Do they not know about “last orders”???