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The Salvation Army, Hadleigh Farm Estate

The Salvation Army, Hadleigh Training Centre, Castle Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2AP

They are all part of the fascinating and evolving story of Hadleigh Farm Estate, overlooking the River Thames in Essex. 130 years ago, William…

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The Salvation Army, Hadleigh Farm Estate

Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2AP

They are all part of the fascinating and evolving story of Hadleigh Farm Estate, overlooking the River Thames in Essex. 130 years ago, William…

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Braintree Museum

Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW

Come along and do our John Ray Herb Garden and Museum Building Trails, we also have the John Ray Trail and other historic trails for around the…

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St Peter’s Parish Church, Bocking

St Peter's Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AR

With refurbishment of the Church interior just complete, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to see what lies behind the slightly…

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Warner Textile Archive

Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3GB

Book in to enjoy a behind the scenes visit to Warner Textile Archive where you will be able to walk around part of the building that housed the…

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All Saints Church, East Horndon: Open Day

All Saints' Church, Off Brentwood Road, East Horndon, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3LL

A relaxed and informal open day, offering the opportunity to find out more about some of the fascinating stories in All Saints' past. Tea and…

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Fabulous Arts and Crafts Church

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Great Warley St, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3JP

Built in 1902, financed by Evelyn Heseltine, and designed and furnished by C.Harrison Townsend, and W.Reynolds Stephens, both members of the Art…

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St George the Martyr, Brentwood

Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9HR

St George’s is an unusual Art Deco church, built in the 1930’s with money from a local benefactors (the Larkins). It is an airy, light-filled…

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St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham

St Nicholas Church, King Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO93ER

St Nicholas Church literally takes the breath away, packed to the rafters with the kind of architectural treasures that most congregations can…

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“Essex Queens of Crime” a talk by Dr Vivien Newman

Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG

Three women with Essex links who played a pivotal role in life in the 1920s and beyond: With the ink hardly dry on the Sex Disqualification…

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“Essex Queens of Crime” a video presentation

Chelmsford, Essex

With the ink hardly dry on the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act (1919) Helena Normanton requested admission as a student to the Inns of Court. …

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A chance to visit to the Mayoral Parlour - hosted by the Mayor of Chelmsford

Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JE

The special robes have a history all of their own and are connected to the local past of our town, now City. As well as the special Mayoral…

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A talk on “Researching the past to inform the future”

Northumberland Lecture Theatre, Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford , Essex, CM1 3RR

Starting life as the County Technical Laboratories in Chelmsford, courses were offered in agriculture and horticulture; increasing students…

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A talk on “Researching the past to inform the future” - Video presentation

Chelmsford , Essex

Starting life as the County Technical Laboratories in Chelmsford, courses were offered in agriculture and horticulture; increasing student numbers…

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Beecast

Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3NQ

Hear about the work that goes on to care for thousands of bees producing local honey, plus get a valuable insight into the historic Chelmsford…

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Brewing Tours of the Chelmsford Brew Co.

2 Brewery Fields , Church Street, Great Baddow , Chelmsford , Essex, CM2 7LE

The journey for the present brewery started back in 2014 with a series of pilot batches that quickly got out of hand. Many kegs were filled and…

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Chelmsford (Non-Conformist) Cemetery - a virtual tour within these walls

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0AE

So what's different about this cemetery? Could it be that it holds the grave of an escaped slave or the body of a man inside three coffins,…

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Chelmsford Brew Co. A virtual tour

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7LE

The journey for the present brewery started back in 2014 with a series of pilot batches that quickly got out of hand. Many kegs were filled and…

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Chelmsford Cathedral - a virtual tour to the top

Chelmsford , Essex

On this virtual tour, the Dean will give us a real insight into the history of the building and its purpose from medieval times to the present…

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Chelmsford Cathedral Tour

Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1TY

Chelmsford Cathedral stands at the heart of the city but as you enter the building, you notice immediately a sense of peace amidst the bustle of…

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Collaborative Portrait Project

Chelmsford, Essex

All of the portraits submitted will be joined together to create a collaborative portrait which will then be displayed on the Chelmsford Creative…

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Edible England - Crawl and Draw

City Centre, Chelmsford, Essex

Please bring your sketchbook and drawing materials. We would like those attending to make sure they have had a good lunch before joining, unless…

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Edible England - Fibre Arts Market Stall

Chelmsford Market, Bellmead, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LE

Over the past few months, our local Fibre artists have been busy knitting and sewing to create an allotment themed installation. On the day the…

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Edible England – Free Art Friday

Central Park, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex

The suggested 'drop' area is Central Park with the aim of getting a higher concentration of art in that area but you may find art anywhere around…

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Edible England: What a (lot of) waste

Former Top Shop , 1 High Chelmer Shopping Centre, High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XG

The Art installation will be created with the help of local schools and local artists and will be on show at the former Top Shop in Chelmsford…

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Galleywood Heritage Centre - Walk - “Uncover the hidden nature of Galleywood Common”

Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR

Located on Galleywood Common, the Heritage Centre’s main building is a conversion of the 1920s grandstand from the heydays of horse racing. A…

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Girlguiding Rainbows fruit and vegetable models - linked to the history of Chelmsford Market

Chelmsford Market, Bellmead, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LE

Girls aged 5 – 7 yrs old from local Girlguiding Rainbow units have been working on their fruit and veg interest badge. Part of the badge…

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Great Baddow Brownies grow their own!

Chelmsford, Essex

Over the past three months, girls from 4th and 5th Great Baddow Brownies have taken over two raised allotment beds and have worked hard to prepare…

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Hidden Writtle University College Walk and Draw

Writtle University College , Lordship Lane , Writtle , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR

We will stop to draw in fun and interesting ways that anyone can join in with. As well as lots of beautiful trees and plants to draw there will…

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Hill Road Allotments - Open Afternoon

Hill Road Community Allotments, Off Navigation Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6HE

There are 70 different plots on this allotment site, but this year, in our experience, has been particularly challenging so we will only wander…

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History of Al Pacas

Chelmsford, Essex

An unusual and interesting story.

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Hylands House and Estate – Open Day

Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

Hylands House opens its doors free of charge to reveal the secrets behind its history with an exhibition displayed in the Library, this month the…

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In search of apples…..

open field, off Plantation Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex

Plywood apples will be available at the event for you to decorate. Artists Julie and Ron will be working with people, and collecting stories and…

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Marconi History Guided Walk and site tour of the New Street site

The Marconi Wireless Factory , Hall Street, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0HG

The world’s first wireless factory in Hall Street was where the radio equipment for the RMS Titanic was made and the world's first radio factory…

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Meet the Green Machines

The field behind The Bell Public House, Main Road , Woodham Ferrers , Chelmsford , Essex, CM3 8RF

This is a chance for visitors and guests of local heritage groups to come and see what they do and find out more about the Essex HMVA. There will…

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Pleshey Castle - guided tours

Pump Lane, The Street, Pleshley, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HF

The site is in private ownership, but open free of charge for Heritage Open Days. There are no standing buildings but the castle’s earth banks…

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Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure

Site off Chelmer Village Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5AR

With the help of local historian Alex Marshall, visitors will learn what life was like in this special corner of prehistoric Chelmsford, when…

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St Andrew’s Church, Sandon Village

Woodhill Road, Junction of Hall Lane, Sandon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7SH

St Andrew’s church has been here since 1080. The church Porch is Tudor brick, with an unusual, vaulted roof, and was built at the same time as…

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St John’s Church and The Mildmay Almshouses

St. Johns Church, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JD

On the 11th Sept there will be: - a display of the history of the Mildmay Almshouses (which are nearby in Moulsham Street). - a talk about the…

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The history of Marconi Ponds local Nature Reserve - a virtual tour

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2RL

The volunteers will tell the story of the early history of the site before 1700, through to Industrialisation, World War Two, and the…

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The Marconi Walk - a virtual tour

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0DN

You will be accompanied virtually, on this walk by our famous guide from Chelmsford History Walks who normally performs this walk for real each…

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Audley Chapel

Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex

The chapel was built in the early 16th century as the burial place of the Audley family, whose most prominent member was Thomas Audley, Lord…

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Bourne Mill

Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

Bourne Mill was originally built as a fishing lodge by Thomas Lucas in 1591, although the mill pond is much older having been made by the monks of…

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Boxted Airfield Museum History day

Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

Airfield layout described and places of interest pointed out by Airfield Historian. Hear acts of bravery and heroism. The two top US Fighter…

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Cannock Mill

Cannock Mill House, Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8AA

The original Cannock Mill belonged to St Botolph’s Priory and by the early 15th Century was called Kennic, Canwick or Cannock Mill according to…

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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Colchester Castle is Europe's largest Norman keep and was built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. It was constructed around 1070…

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Colchester Town Hall

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1FR

This exciting Edwardian Baroque design by the prominent London architect John Belcher (1841-1913) was constructed between 1897-1902. The building…

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Costumed Tours of Colchester

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex

Colchester was the first city in Britain, founded by the Romans in AD 49. For several centuries the Temple of Claudius in the heart of the city…

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Cuckoo Farm Studios

Cuckoo Farm, Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HH

The farm dates back to 1821 and in 1902 was purchased by the nearby Severalls Mental Hospital so that patients could undertake therapeutic and…

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Earls Colne Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House, 4 Burrows Road, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2RZ

Opportunity to picnic in the garden/burial ground

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Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Gosbecks Archaeological Park, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4RN

Excavations in the fields surrounding Gosbecks Farm (probably named after the 13th-century landowner, Rodger de Gosebek) began in the 19th century…

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Gray’s Summer House

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Charles Gray (1696-1782) was a lawyer, antiquary and politician who served as Colchester's MP in the reigns of George II and George III. In 1726,…

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Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Square, Colchester, Essex

The tower of Holy Trinity was built by the Saxons around 1000 AD and features a small west doorway and considerable quantities of recycled Roman…

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Medieval Colchester Tour

St. James the Less & St. Helen, Catholic Church, 51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The tour includes Holy Trinity Church, built by the Anglo-Saxons around 1000 AD, and St John's Abbey, medieval Colchester's most important…

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Mercury Theatre

Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

The Mercury has seen many famous faces perform on its stages since the theatre opened in 1972. Let us take you behind the scenes to explore the…

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Peake’s House

30 East Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1ST

Left to Colchester City Council by W. O. Peake but long since restored and let for holidays by the Landmark Trust, Peake's House stands in the…

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Roman Circus Visitor Centre

Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

The site of the Roman circus was formally identified in 2005 and it represents the only known Roman circus in Britain. It was a monumental…

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Roman Theatre

Maidenborough Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT

Visitors can see a small area of the foundations of the Roman theatre that featured in the destruction of Colchester by Boudica in AD 60. These…

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St Helens Chapel

St Helen's Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UR

The chapel is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1076, but is likely to have originated in the Anglo-Saxon period. It is constructed on…

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St James the Great Church

St James the Great Church, East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QL

There has been a church on this site for 900 years. The chancel and its chapels were described by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as…

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St James the Less and St Helen’s Church, Colchester

51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The exterior and central part of the church was designed in the Norman style by the acclaimed Catholic architect John Joseph Scoles (1798-1863).…

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St John’s Abbey Gatehouse

St John's Green, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7HA

Built sometime in the early 15th-century, St John's Abbey Gatehouse is a striking building elaborately decorated with flint flushwork, an East…

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St John’s Orthodox Church (former Garrison Church)

St John's Orthodox Church , Military Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2AN

Grade II* listed church located within the former Victorian military garrison. Built in 1855 to provide religious services for soldiers going to…

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St Leonard-at-the-Hythe

St Leonards-at-the-Hythe, Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2NP

The church was the scene of fighting during the 1648 Siege of Colchester and holes are still visible in the south door through which troops fired…

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St Martin’s Church, Colchester

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

The chancel roof so impressed the leading church architect Sir Gilbert Scott on a visit in 1876 that he paid for its restoration. The wall…

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St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

St Stephen's Church, Church Lane, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7RL

Situated at the top of Wigborough Hill, this medieval gem of a church boasts panoramic views across the Blackwater Estuary as far as Mersea…

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Town to Sea Trail

War Memorial, Cowdray Crescent, Off High St, Colchester, Essex

Along the way, you will hear tales about Colchester’s fascinating history as well as stories of the area's seafaring heritage and how the river,…

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Walking the Walls Guided Walk

War Memorial, High Street, Colchester, Essex

The walk takes in the Balkerne Gate, the largest Roman gateway in the country, and Duncan's Gate which was discovered in 1853. Also shown is…

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Danbury Delights - cooking at the palace gatehouse

Danbury, Essex

An Aga cooking session producing mushroom ketchup and unlocking the mystery of the “pickled knight”. Followed by baking traditional style…

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Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open Day

Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PA

1030 - Parade Yard: • 1030 - Ecumenical Community Harvest Festival led by the Salvation Army Band. All welcome. Gifts of tinned, dried and…

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Colne Valley Postal History Museum

109 Head Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2AZ

Housed in the gardens of a large suburban house in the pleasant Essex town of Halstead, the collection has been built up over a number of years by…

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Parndon Hall

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX

In the midst of Harlow New Town, at the back of the site of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, stands Parndon Hall. The house was built in…

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Sculpture in the Harlow Museum Gardens

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens, Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LF

Harlow’s rich and diverse heritage includes more than 100 public sculptures, the Gibberd Gallery in the Civic Centre, Italian-piazza inspired…

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Sculpture Town Artist in Residence | Exhibition

Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG

In 1953 Harlow Art Trust set out with a mission to beautify the post-war New Town of Harlow by commissioning, purchasing and siting sculpture…

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St Mary’s Little Parndon Open Weekend with new sculpture launch!

St Mary's Little Parndon Church, Parndon Mill Lane, Elizabeth Way, Harlow , Essex, CM20 2JB

There will be displays in church looking back at the historical connections with the Arkwright family and Parndon Mill, and forward to our plans…

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The Gibberd Garden

The House, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

Sir Frederick Gibberd and his wife, Patricia, were great art enthusiasts and started a legacy of buying and commissioning sculptures and other…

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Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve

Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve, rear of Asda Superstore, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HJ

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Captain Jones House

Captain Jones House, 21, Kings Head Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EE

This house has been maintained as historically accurate as possible subject to modernisation such as electricity. The floor boards are believed to…

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Family Friendly Drop in Activity Day: William Friese-Greene and the Birth of Cinema

Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Next to Mayflower Primary School, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4AJ

Suitable for all ages. The activity day is part of an events programme at the exhibition ‘William Friese-Greene and the Birth of…

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Foresters, Church Street, Harwich

Foresters, 5 Church Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DR

The building is a timber framed and plastered house which was built circa 1450. It is thought to be the oldest house in Harwich and was…

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Harwich Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, The Green, Harbour Crescent, Harwich, Essex

Former lighthouse built in 1818, now housing splendid nautical displays. Built on the site of a previous lighthouse which was painted by John…

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High Lighthouse

High Lighthouse, West Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DQ

The most recent addition of The Harwich Society, the building is being set up as a town museum. The High Lighthouse was built in 1818 to line up…

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Historic Harwich Walk

Ha' Penny Pier Visitor Centre, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

Guided walking tour lasting approximately 90 minutes. Five centuries of history concentrated on the Harwich Town area. Meet at Ha' Penny Pier…

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Lifeboat Museum

Lifeboat Museum, Harwich, Essex

Former Lifeboat building dating from 1876 housing a 37ft lifeboat used at Clacton between 1868 and 1988, together with a small museum.

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RDF Radar Tower

Barrack Lane, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3NP

Built in 1941, the RDF tower houses a very rare survivor from WWII, a type 287 aerial array. This is probably the only type 287 still in its…

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Redoubt Fort

Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LT

180 feet diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend Harwich against invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. 11 guns sit on the battlements. Superb 360…

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Talk: Who was William Friese-Greene?

Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Next to Mayflower Primary School, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4AJ

William Friese-Greene lived in Dovercourt from 1897 - 1904. He was a talented photographer, inventor and pioneer in the field of moving pictures.…

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Victorian Dovercourt: guided tour

Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4AJ

William Friese-Greene was a prolific English inventor and a professional photographer. Born in 1855, he spent much of his life experimenting with…

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Visitor Information Centre - Ha’penny Pier

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

The information centre is based in the old ticket office on Ha'penny Pier. Full information about all the local Heritage Open Days sites and…

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William Friese-Greene and the Birth of Cinema

Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Next to Mayflower Primary School, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4AJ

William Friese-Greene was a prolific English inventor and entrepreneur. His early career in photography saw him establish himself as a…

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All Aboard the Steam Tug Brent

12 The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

Berthed at the picturesque town of Maldon in Essex, with its wonderful collection of Thames Sailing Barges, the Steam Tug Brent has been a much…

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Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill

Abbey Turning, off Old London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill were once one of the largest flour mills in Essex. The site was abandoned after the watermill was destroyed by fire…

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Combined Military Services Museum

Combined Military Museum, Carriage House, Station Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LQ

The Combined Military Services Museum is one of the country’s premier Military Museums. The Museum tells the story of the British fighting…

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Friary Walled Garden

Friary Walled Garden, Whitehorse Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FW

The Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society cares for the Secret Garden of Maldon which is situated behind Iceland, next to the library. The…

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Leech Memorial Garden

Leech Memorial Garden, Dykes Chase, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6HP

This attractive site was formerly part of a garden which was the pride and joy of two local sisters, Edna and Joan Leech, who lived opposite.…

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Maldon Museum in the park

47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX

Explore the Maldon Museum with museum highlights including; a unique Merryweather Manual Machine used by Maldon Fire Brigade from 1877; an 00'…

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Maldon Quaker Meeting House

Maldon Quaker Meeting House, Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

The meeting house is a Grade II listed Georgian building. It stands within a burial ground which is maintained to encourage wildlife. All the…

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Museum of Power Heritage Weekend

Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA

The Museum will be open free of charge for the weekend, with engines running, a book sale and some charity & craft stalls. There will also be arts…

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St Giles Ruins

St Giles Ruins (opposite St Giles Crescent), Spital Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6ED

Take the opportunity to explore the St Giles ruins on Spital Road, which are not normally open to the public. The hospital of St Giles was founded…

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St Mary’s Church

3 St. Marys Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JB

Known as the Fisherman's Church as its tower serves as a mariner's beacon for boats coming up the River Blackwater. The Church dates back to 1130…

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St Mary’s, Mundon, Essex

St Mary's church, Vicarage Lane, Mundon, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PA

St Mary’s is mainly known for its weather boarded timber-framed tower and its outstanding 16th century north porch with carved wooden spandrels.…

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The Maeldune Heritage Centre

Maeldune Heritage Centre, St Peter's Tower, High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

We are proud to be home to The Maldon Embroidery, a 42ft long masterpiece. The seven embroidery panels were worked on by 86 local embroidresses…

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Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume's Library, Plume Building, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

Visitors will be welcomed into the Library to see the historic interior, including Thomas Plume's collection of paintings. There will be an…

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Rayleigh Town Museum

Rayleigh Town Museum, 91 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Visit the museum which is housed in a medieval building dating back to 1350, and view a banquet laid out for a feast day. Read about some of the…

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Rayleigh Windmill

Rayleigh Windmill, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED

We shall be offering free guided tours of Rayleigh Windmill and free presentations on our renovation, all given by our insightful and enthusiastic…

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Abbey Lane Chapel

United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1AG

Abbey Lane Chapel is where the United Reformed Church worship in Saffron Walden. The Building dates from 1811 and is listed Grade II. The fine…

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Archaeological excavation of an early medieval stone building at Southminster Hall

Hall Farm, Hall Road, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7EH

Burnham U3A Archaeological Group (a group of amateur archaeologists) began excavating the previously unknown building in July 2020 following the…

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Organ recital at St Mary’s Church, Stansted Mountfitchet

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8UB

Come and enjoy the wonderful accoustics of this beautiful historic church. Everyone is welcome. The church of St Mary the Virgin contains two…

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High House, Purfleet-on-Thames

High House, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, Thurrock, Essex, RM19 1RG

We are particularly proud to be part of the Heritage Open Days Edible England this year. Many years ago High House was a working farm, producing…

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St Laurence Church, Upminster

St. Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2BB

There has been a church on this site since the original 'minster' was founded by St Cedd in the 7th century. The current building dates from…

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St Christopher’s, Willingale

St Christopher's Church, The Street, Willingale, Essex, CM5 0SJ

The church will be decorated with seasonal flowers, many from local gardens. The Edible England theme, will be emphasised by the inclusion of…

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Silver End Garden Village Walk

Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3RQ

The walk starts from the pond in the Memorial Gardens in the village centre. See Francis Crittalls home, the largest village hall in the UK, the…

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Silver End Heritage Centre

Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3RQ

The Centre shows what life was like for people living and working in what was envisaged to be a self-sufficient village. The village was built…

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St Nicolas Church, Witham: Live Music and Autumn Fayre

St Nicolas Church, Chipping Hill, Witham, Essex, CM8 2JS

Enter our churchyard from Chipping Hill and, if you wish, browse the Autumn Fayre stalls as you make your way into the church. The church…

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St Peter’s Old Church

St Peter's Old Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex, CM8 3LA

11th century in origin, possible private chapel for Bishops of London (reference Domesday Survey, 1086). Owned by The Friends of Friendless…

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Wivenhoe and the Theatre

Wivenhoe, Essex

Remarkably, both these actors lived in the same street, Rose Lane in Wivenhoe, near Colchester in Essex. Sir John Martin-Harvey (1863-1944) lived…

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