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Guest Speakers

The club regularly invite speakers along to entertain members on a wide range of informative and interesting topics.

Great Company

More than just a coffee and a chat the club meets each Wednesday to catch up and engage in discussion on a variety of topics.

Annual Outing

The club has an annual outing, typically in June. This year was a fantastic trip to Edinburgh. This is always a thoroughly entertaining and education trip.

Club Luncheons

Wives and guests are invited to the Club Luncheon which takes place in late autumn and also to our Christmas meeting in December.

MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES RE-STARTING
Meetings Normally Every Wednesday from 10:30 - 12 noon
@ Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Hexham

FIRST MEETING BACK 22nd SEPTEMBER 2021 10:30am
Two 25 min talks
- The Kray Twins by Mel Wall
- The Suez Canal by John Martin

About Us

Hexham Beacon Club, formed in 1972 for retired men

A great place to meet like minded people who are retired.
The town of Hexham and the surrounding area is blessed with excellent facilities for the young and active. Forty years ago the local Council of Churches perceived that there was a glaring omission and decided something needed to be done to help cater for the retired men in the district.

The immediate response to form a club in the town was very encouraging, a dozen attended the initial meeting and numbers increased rapidly over the course of the following months and reached on hundred at one time, attendances currently average about forty each week.

More than just a chat and a coffee was required and the format decided upon proved popular and has remained unchanged for over forty years. The club meets each Wednesday to hear invited speakers on a wide range of topics with time for questions and discussion.

There is no joining fee, annual subscription or attendance requirement. The current charge for coffee and biscuits is £2, which is sufficient to cover the Clubs present running costs.

Members come from Hexham town and the surrounding areas. The venue is Trinity Church Hall in Beaumont Street, convenient and central with parking nearby.

The club has an annual outing in June. Wives and guests are invited to the Club Luncheon which takes place in late autumn and also to our Christmas meeting in December.

The format for meetings – we commence at 10:30, break for coffee and a chat at 11:15 until 11:30, the meeting closes at 12 noon.

The club is always pleased to welcome new members and guests. A copy of the club programme of meetings is available from our treasurer and is listed on this site.

Meet the Commitee

We're here to make the Hexham Beacon Club the best retirement club in town!

John Martin

Vice President, Summer Outing Officer & Programme Secretary

What our members think

Thoughts from those who attend Hexham Beacon Club

The Beacon Club is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, enjoy entertaining talks, discussion and so much more. A great way to spend a Wednesday morning.

Mel Wall

Since becoming a member I have been amazed at the wealth of experience and achievement of those with whom I share coffee with most Wednesday mornings. Many have served in the armed forces with amazing stories to tell, others have served as council officers and senior positions in the public service and commercial worlds. Politically we are diverse but the one endearing aspect is that within the club, whatever our social status or beliefs, we are treated as equals.

John Martin

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Member Two

The club is always keen to welcome new members
no introduction is necessary,


News and Information

Meetings
Mel Wall

Meeting Dates and Talks

The Autumn programme is subject to national, local and venue restrictions for Covid-19 and be cancelled should ‘lock-down’s’ be re-instituted. All members and speakers will

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