Day Out To Clacton
It was a lovely sunny Saturday morning when a few of the members of Barking and Dagenham Plus joined members for the Area for a day trip to Clacton-on-Sea on 15/6, after a nice leisurely train ride, members from Redbridge, Havering and Romford, joined members of B & D at Clacton’s famous pier for a day of fun, leisure and having a laugh.
Having had a nice walk along the pier and along the promenade, the lovely British weather decided to change and become very windy, thankfully the sun was still shining and a short walk back into town allowed for members to get the good old fashioned Fish and Chips from one of the local chip shops, luck would have it that by then no one was on the beach otherwise the meals would have been very sandy. After the short break for lunch members carried on to the local crazy golf and took part in a mini tournament for the day, during which the heavens decide that it was enough with the sun now have some rain.
Later on after the game, all the members re-joined back on the pier and spent their hard earned cash on winning those little trinkets that all good arcades like to place into their machines. After an hour of spending money that we did not really have and not coming away with much we all convened to the local public house just at the start of the pier and had a quick drink before heading home around 16.00hrs, mainly due to the change in weather, some of us unfortunately getting caught in a sudden downpour and ending up soaked on the ride home.
Richard – our group treasurer stated – “Although the weather kept changing throughout the day it was still an enjoyable day out and was nice to meet up with other members from the area.”
Thanks to RL for this