Saturday 29th September from 11am. Helen
Rollason Cancer Charity Event. The Big Battle 2018 at Secret Nuclear
Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood CM15 0LA. Prepare
to get muddy as a personal trainer escorts you around the 5k course
which will see you take on the famous Nuclear Races obstacles including
the zip wire into water and death slide.
Monday 1st October. Solar Society meeting, your local adult educational
learning group in The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. The
talk given by Roger Johnson, will be 'I am Dracula-Welcome to my House.'
The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break
for refreshments . Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership
fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766
or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459
Saturday 6th October. 2018 Sudbury Memory Walk Sign Up Today. In October
2017 Two Hundred and Fifty Six walkers of all ages stepped out in memory
of all the families living with or having lost someone with dementia.
The event organisers were over the moon
with this as it was One Hundred more walkers than last year! Last year
the weather was kind and there was a brilliant atmosphere from the start.
The Memory Walk, organised by Jerry Thatcher aged 71, and his support
team from South Suffolk Leisure, Care UK and Babergh District Council,
have reformed to do it all again! This year’s event will take place
on Saturday 6th October 2018 starting and finishing at the Kingfisher
Leisure Centre, Station Road, Sudbury the first walk will start at 11.00
with further walks planned to take place at staggered times .
Help us make this year’s event even bigger than last year by signing
up now www.SudburyMemoryWalk2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are 4 routes; ½ mile , 1 mile , 3 mile and 5 miles . The ½ mile
distance was added last year to encourage families living with dementia
to join the walk with their loved ones. There will be seats along the
route to take a well-earned rest and a rest station at the 1/4mile turn
Once again the walk will be in aid of two local memory cafes; Decaf
(part of the Bridge Project) in Sudbury and Ansell Memories Café in
Hadleigh. Both of these cafes provide invaluable community resource
for families living with dementia. The walks aim is to support them
to be kept going, last year we raised just short of £4000 which was
split between the two projects.
Sunday 7th October. The Farm Machinery Preservation Society Annual Working
Day will be held at Grove Farm, Great Henny, near Sudbury, CO10 7LT.
From 11.00am onwards. Vintage tractors
ploughing, stationary engines, heavy horses and stalls. Refreshments
available. Free entry but donations welcomed for the Essex Air Ambulance.
Friday October 12th. Fund raising event to raise money to decorate the
Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. The Steeple Bumpstead
Choir brings us an Evening of song. A mixed programme of different styles
of music. Tickets are £10 - to include a Ploughman's Supper. Please
get your tickets in advance. Ring 01787 463343 or 460203. 7.30 start.
Please bring your own drink or visit the Club next door.
Saturday 13th October. Table Top Sales
in Aldham Village Hall (off A1124). Event starts at 10.30.am.
Entrance Free. Refreshments available also. If you would like to book
a stall please contact Anne on 01206 211624. Table hire is £5,00. Aldham
Village Hall provides your table and seating. Very popular event, please
book early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday October 13, 7.30. Braintree Male
Voice Choir will be making their first ever appearance at Witham Public
Hall next month in a show entitled Autumn Showcase.
The choir has not sung in Witham for around ten years, their last two
appearances being at the United Reformed Church. In their show they
will be supported by Singers Company Witham, led by Hans Montañana,
and will include in their set Ben E King's Stand By Me, Anthem, from
Chess, Ol' Man River, American Trilogy and African Trilogy. Tickets
are available from Witham Town Hall or on the door.
Sunday October 14th, 11am - 4pm. Alderford
Mill Craft Fair. Free Entry to the unique Grade II*
building in Alderford St., Sible Hedingham CO9 3HZ. A variety of craft
and gift stalls to enjoy plus a magnificent Tombola and refreshments.
Tuesday 16th October, 7:30 pm. Essex Wildlife
Trust Braintree Local Group Illustrated Talk: Why Trees Matter.
With Tricia Moxey, covering what is a tree and how they are useful to
us as well as other living organisms and why we need more of them. In
St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation
payable on the day
Saturday October 27th, 10am to noon. Pew
Boot Sale in St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne. Pews £5
each, details from 07908138853. Refreshments available.
Saturday 27th October, 9.30am - 11.30am,
Quality Jumble sale to be held at St Francis Church Hall, Colchester
Rd, Halstead (opposite cemetery). Good quality clothing
for all ages, bric-a-brac, household goods, etc. Free car parking. 20p
admission. All proceeds to be donated to charity.
Wednesday 31 October. Wethersfield Floral
Group Opening Evening, with Kellyann Pythian, Honeysuckle Flowers.
She will be creating spectacular Halloween arrangements for us during
the evening, all of which are raffled at the end of the night. 7.00
for 8.00pm, Wethersfield Village Hall, £8 for guests, which includes
wine and light refreshments. Stalls in the Hall at the start of the
evening, to start browsing for Christmas! Tickets available in advance
from 01371 851422, or on the door on the night. Contact by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 31st October, 6pm – 7pm. St
Andrew’s Church, Earls Colne. Luminous. Let the light
shine in the darkness. Refreshments – Crafts – Games – Fun. All Welcome
Saturday 3rd November from 10am. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event.
Tower Trail 2018 at Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Colchester C05
9US. Join us for a 5 mile walk
starting and finishing at England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse with access
to the grounds and adventure playground at Layer Marney Towers. The
walk on the whole will be over fields and farmland in the beautiful
On Monday 5th November. Solar Society
meeting, your local adult educational learning group in The Memorial
Hall, Castle Hedingham. The talk given
by Andrew Sankey will be ‘The History of the Cottage Garden’. The talk
starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break for refreshments
. Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership fee. Entrance: £4.00.
For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766 or Wanda Sellar
Saturday 10th November 2018 from 1.30pm to 4pm. Wethersfield Remembers.
Join us, Wethersfield Village Hall trustees, the Royal British Legion
and Wethersfield History Group in commemorating the end of World War
1 in Wethersfield Village Hall. Information
and photos of the many local young men who lost their lives will be
displayed plus archive photos of Wethersfield and surrounding areas.
There will also be a display of childrens artwork and “Tommy” kindly
loaned by the Finchingfield branch of the Royal British Legion. Stay
awhile and enjoy tea, coffee and a slice or two of delicious home-made
cake, with fairy cakes and squash for the children. £1 entrance fee
payable on the door, children free. If you have any queries contact
Margaret McCloud on 01371 850934 or by email email@example.com
Saturday 10th November 2018. Table Top Sales in Aldham Village Hall
(off A1124). Event starts at 10.30.am. Entrance
Free. Refreshments available also. If you would like to book a stall,
please contact Anne on 01206 211624. Table hire is £5,00. Aldham Village
Hall provides your table and seating. Very popular event, please book
early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 14th November. Save the Date – Essex Police Rural Crime Awareness
Day. The event is free to attend and will be at Slamseys Farm, Blackley
Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7QW, open to visitors
from 10am until 3pm. The Rural Crime Awareness Day will have something
for everyone; farmers, businesses and also those living within rural
locations. The aim of the event is to reduce rural crime by building
stronger links with the rural and farming community, raise awareness
of security measures and products. A number of companies and organisations
will be exhibiting their products and services alongside police personnel
and partners to provide crime prevention, security measures and personal
safety advice. This will be the 5th Rural Crime Awareness Day hosted
by Essex Police.
Tuesday 20th November 7:30pm. Essex Wildlife
Trust Braintree Local Group Illustrated Talk: Summer Migrants. Bird
ringer Barry Williams will be here to talk to us about the summer visitors
that have now left us for the winter. Find out who has flown and where
they have gone. Barry will also touch on some of the overseas birds
already living in these destinations. In St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead
CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation payable on the day
Sunday 18th November, 10-3pm. SESAW CHRISTMAS
FAIR at The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Seasonal
gifts and decorations, crafts, jewellery, glass, games and lots more.
Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult
entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity
No.1124029. Tables available, phone 01206 263269 to book
Saturday 24th and
Sunday 25th November 2018. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event.
Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 – Chelmsford at
Chelmsford City Race Course from 10am.
Friday 30th November 2018, 3:30pm – 6:30pm.
Christmas Fair at St Andrew’s Primary School, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10
7EH. Everyone is welcome. Come along to our Christmas
fair and buy Christmas gifts. There will be refreshments (inc beer and
mulled wine), hot food and cake stall. An afternoon of fun for the children
too. Gift stalls, Craft stalls, Games, Tombola, Raffle and not forgetting…
Sunday 2nd December. Helen Rollason Cancer
Charity Event. Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 - Colchester at Firstsite,
Colchester from 10am. We will be showcasing independent
retailers who will stock a variety of items for Christmas including
gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much