We are a group of local people interested in all things maritime. Our members are from various backgrounds some sea going some shoreside and some just having an interest in ships, the sea and maritime events. Our attendance averages 9 members, who have a wide variety of shipping interests, and we look forward to welcoming visitors, regular or occasional.

 Meetings include news of society and shipping events be they local, national or international. The main evenings's business usually takes the form of a talk illustrated by slides or digital images. We are also able to project DVDs.


The branch meets at the:

Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club, 7, High Street, Ingatestone, Essex

 on the first Monday of every month at 7.30p.m. (including Bank Holidays, etc.)


We ask members for a donation towards the cost for the evening of £4.


There is ample parking available alongside and behind the club premises

which is free after 6.00p.m.


Post Code for Sat Navs: CM4 9ED




Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre phone number is 01277 352064



Over the years the evening's themes have included almost every type of ship and

has featured shipping old and new in ports harbours and canals

from all corners of the world.


See our DIARY and MEETINGS REPORTS pages to see the diverse

 range of topics that are covered.


A break in the evening's programme allows members time to catch up with other

member's news and views and to take advantage of the Community Club's

bar for refreshments (a small annual membership fee payable).


There are often items for sale; including WSS shop items and publications,

usually available at a discount. Other sale items include postcards,

photographs,and new and second-hand books.


We support the RNLI and often have items for sale such as RNLI Tea

and, in the season, RNLI Christmas Cards.

Other items can be ordered from the catalogue.


Members taking books/magazines donated to the branch usually require

a donation to the "Lifeboat".


Visit our DIARY page to see our forthcoming events.



If you think that you may be interested in joining us, you can find our room

(The Committee Room) at the top of the stairs when you take the

street entrance to the Club.  If you would like to attend but transport is a problem,

may be one of our regular members can offer you a lift.

The evening usually ends at, or just after 10.00 p.m.


For everything you ever wanted to know about the

"World Ship Society", the benefits of membership and about our

monthly Journal "Marine News" please visit the