Redbridge clubs news: Musicians network, keeping fit, and an East End burial ground

The Goodmayes Residents Association has been putting on keep-fit classes for its older members and w

The Goodmayes Residents Association has been putting on keep-fit classes for its older members and want more people to join them. pic Paulette (instructoress) - Credit: Archant

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Goodmayes Residents Association

Group members stayed fighting fit as they took part in its specialist keep-fit club yesterday.

Chairman Keith Stanbury is urging people to come along to the sessions, which are designed for those aged 59 and over, for a gentle workout with a qualified instructor and a chance to socialise.

The sessions take place every Friday at Goodmayes Community Centre, Green Lane, Goodmayes, from 10am to 11am.

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Keith said: “It’s become very popular and it’s quite good fun.

“We thought it would be a good thing for the older residents and we looked around and we found a great instructor.

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“She’s really careful with the exercises so nobody gets strained.”

For more information call 07751 076744.

Redbridge Music Lounge

Good vibes will be plentiful as musicians show off their songs and network at the music club’s next session.

The club is calling on Redbridge’s musical talent to come along to the music lounge at Ilford Sports Club Pavillion in Cricklefield Place, Ilford, on Wednesday April 15.

The event, which takes place between 11am and 2pm, is aimed at musicians of all musical backgrounds, with the group encouraging everyone from semi-professionals to the borough’s undiscovered musical talent to come along.

Call Chris Wyatt on 079 2907 1155 for more information.

Woodford Historical Society

The history enthusiasts held its 83rd annual general meeting and re-elected its chairman.

John Lovell was sworn in once more before more than 130 members and visitors enjoyed a talk from former chairman Peter Lawrence, who returned after he moved to Norfolk.

He explored the historic connections between Essex and Norfolk after a new member Felicity Banks, was appointed to the society’s committee at the event at Trinity Catholic High School in Mornington Road, Woodford Green.

To get involved with the group visit

West Essex Archaeological Group

A Victorian pawnbrokers burial ground will be the subject the group’s latest talk.

Racheal Ives, from archaeology group AOC Archaeology, is due to give the illustrated talk on Monday April 13 at 7.45pm and will delve in to the dark past of Bethnal Green.

It takes place at the archaeology group’s regular meeting place at the Sixth Form Block, Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green.

For more information on the group, which was formed in 1958, visit

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