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North Essex Boat Sale & Jumble

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North Essex Boat Sale & Jumble NORTH ESSEX BOAT SHOW & JUMBLE Sunday 19th SEPTEMBER 9am – 3pm Clacton Road, Horsley Cross, Essex CO11 2NU Off A120 Horsley Cross on B 1035. Duel Carriageway all way from M25.
Clacton Road, Horsley Cross, Mistley CO11 2NU
Sun 19 Sep 21

Sandy Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

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A stunning garden, with amazing views over Halstead, there is something to see every day. ¾ acre created over the last 5 years, enter into our gravel Bee Border, wander in our Winter Wedding border...
Sandy Lodge, Halstead CO9 2QL
Sun 19 Sep 21

Blackmore Farmers Market & speciality foods

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Monthly farmers market selling free range, locally reared meat and, locally produced fresh food and drink, from local producers at reasonable prices, supporting the local economy, reducing food miles
Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore Essex. CM4 0QW
Sun 19 Sep 21

'Essex Queens of Crime' a video presentation

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Heritage Open Day: Dr. Vivien Newman talks about 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 (Removal)...
, Chelmsford CM1
Sun 19 Sep 21

Hylands House and Estate – Open Day

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Heritage Open Day: Come and see the majestic Hylands House set in its parkland estate on Farmer's Market day.
Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sun 19 Sep 21

Gosbecks Archaeological Park

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Heritage Open Day: A guided walk around this remarkable archaeological site which features prominently in the story of Iron Age and Roman Colchester, and is associated with the visit of the emperor
Gosbecks Archaeological Park, Maldon Road, Colchester CO3 4RN
Sun 19 Sep 21

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

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Heritage Open Day: Visitors between 11am and 3pm on this day will have the opportunity to try out a variety of simple techniques to create the effect of a moving image and make their own flip book to
Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Next to Mayflower Primary School, Main Road, Harwich CO12 4AJ
Sat 18 Sep 21

Museum of Power Heritage Weekend

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Heritage Open Day: Free entry to the Museum of Power for the weekend with lots to see and do. The Museum will be open free of charge for the weekend, with engines running, a book sale and some...
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sat 18 Sep 21

St Mary's Church

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Heritage Open Day: Guides will be on hand to show you this historic church, known locally as the Fisherman's Church.
3 St. Marys Lane, Maldon CM9 5JB
Sat 18 Sep 21

Crab & Winkle Country Music Club

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Live Country Artists/Bands once a month @ Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, CO7 0LG for Line & Freestyle Dancers (divided floor) or just sit and listen and enjoy. Everyone Welcome.
Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road CO7 0LG
Sat 18 Sep 21

Wedding Photo Display at All Saints Church, Vange

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The Friends of All Saints Church in Vange, in conjunction with the Churches Conservation Trust, are hosting a Married at All Saints Church Wedding Photo Display Weekend on September 18th & 19th
All Saints Church, London Road, Vange, Basildon SS16 4PX
Sat 18 Sep 21

Maltings Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden echoes the look and feel of a traditional cottage garden reflecting the character of the property.
Maltings Cottage, Ingatestone CM4 9EZ
Sat 18 Sep 21

Rock for Heroes

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And we’re back! After what can only be described as an unprecedented year, the incredible Rock for Heroes is back on the road for 2021; bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock songs...
Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow CM20 1LS
Sat 18 Sep 21

Archaeological excavation of an early medieval stone building at Southminster Hall

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Heritage Open Day: Visitors will see the excavated foundations up to thirteen courses deep, of a high-status septaria stone building, in the moated back garden of the present house.
Hall Farm, Hall Road, Southminster CM0 7EH
Sat 18 Sep 21

Medieval Colchester Tour

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Heritage Open Day: A guided tour around the town centre of Colchester, focusing on places and stories associated with the town's medieval religious heritage.
St. James the Less & St. Helen, Catholic Church, 51 Priory Street, Colchester CO1 2QB
Sat 18 Sep 21

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

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Heritage Open Day: St James the Less opened in 1837 and is the first post-Reformation Catholic parish church to be built in Colchester.
51 Priory Street, Colchester CO1 2QB
Sat 18 Sep 21

Join Arden Grange for a Family Day Out at The National Country Show

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Join Arden Grange for a Family Day Out at The National Country Show This weekend, super premium pet food brand Arden Grange will be showcasing its award-winning dog food range at The National Country Show.
Hylands Park Writtle Gate Entrance CM2 8FS
Sat 18 Sep 21

Gray's Summer House

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Heritage Open Day: Gray's Summer House in Castle Park in Colchester was built by the town's MP Charles Gray in 1731.
Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ
Sat 18 Sep 21

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

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Heritage Open Day: Discover the heritage of Chelmsford (Non-Conformist) Cemetery through an interesting virtual tour. So what's different about this cemetery?
, Chelmsford CM2 0AE
Sat 18 Sep 21

Edible England - Crawl and Draw

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Heritage Open Day: Meet up with the Drink and Draw regulars to join the Edible England Crawl and Draw.
City Centre, Chelmsford CM1
Sat 18 Sep 21

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

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Heritage Open Day: A group of local Girlguiding Rainbows will be displaying their handiwork on our 'Fibre Art' market stall where a talk on the history of the Chelmsford Market will be
Chelmsford Market, Bellmead, Chelmsford CM1 1LE
Sat 18 Sep 21

Abbey Lane Chapel

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Heritage Open Day: Experience the rich interior, pulpit, pews, screen, gallery and organ of this 1811 non-conformist chapel - a fine example of a nineteenth century interior and learn about the
United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden CB10 1AG
Fri 17 Sep 21

Brentwood - Dolly Parton Tribute Night-Over 35s to 60s Plus-Fri 17 Sep

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International singer/songwriter Lucy Floyd performs her tribute to the Queen of Country Miss Dolly Parton!
Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Mount Avenue, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 2NS
Fri 17 Sep 21

Edible England - Fibre Arts Market Stall

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Heritage Open Day: Come and see, on a Chelmsford market stall, the 'virtual' allotment produce created by our local fibre artists.
Chelmsford Market, Bellmead, Chelmsford CM1 1LE
Fri 17 Sep 21

Great Baddow Brownies grow their own!

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Heritage Open Day: Girls from Great Baddow Brownies have taken over two raised beds at a local community allotment to enable them to work on their 'Grow your Own' Girlguiding interest
, Chelmsford CM1
Fri 17 Sep 21

Edible England – Free Art Friday

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Heritage Open Day: Chelmsford Creative Collective aim to brighten your day with Edible England – Free Art Friday. We will be sharing Free Art all over Chelmsford on Friday 17th September.
, Central Park, Parkway, Chelmsford CM1
Fri 17 Sep 21

The Sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein

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Platform Musicals celebrate the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a special concert performance that features selections from some of the greatest musicals ever written, including “Oklahoma”,
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Thu 16 Sep 21

Chelmsford Brew Co. A virtual tour

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Heritage Open Day: Located in Great Baddow, the village has a proud heritage of brewing which dates back to 1798.
2 Brewery Fields, Church Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7LE
Thu 16 Sep 21

Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS

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Country garden of nearly one acre has evolved overtime to showcase the different seasons by titillating the senses with colour,scent,texture and form.
Furzelea, Danbury CM3 4JR
Wed 15 Sep 21

What's Love Got To Do With It?

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Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? Is heading out on the second year of its massive UK tour.
Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG
Wed 15 Sep 21

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

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Heritage Open Day: A chance to view this site and hear about its uses in the past and how it is being maintained today.
Close to the Central Park railway viaduct., At the end of Meteor Way,, Chelmsford CM1 2RL
Wed 15 Sep 21

Painter of Light: Joaquin Sorella, by Gail Turner

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The Arts Society, Havering will be resuming our physical meetings at The New Windmill Hall, Upminster on Tuesday 14th September 2021 - Doors open at 10:00 am.
New Windmill Hall, St Marys Lane, Upminster RM14 2QH
Tue 14 Sep 21

The Salts

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The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love.
Hemnall Social Club, Hemnall Street, Epping CM16 4LS
Tue 14 Sep 21

Danbury Delights - cooking at the palace gatehouse

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Heritage Open Day: Exploring the edible connections between a Knight buried in St John the Baptist Church in Danbury, the local mills and an infamous incident at an horticultural show.
, Danbury CM1
Tue 14 Sep 21

Chelmsford Cathedral - a virtual tour to the top

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Heritage Open Day: A tour of this most important local building led by the Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral.
, Chelmsford CM1
Mon 13 Sep 21

Colchester Town Hall

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Heritage Open Day: Colchester possesses one of the finest and most imposing town halls in England. This exciting Edwardian Baroque design by the prominent London architect John Belcher (1841-1913)...
High Street, Colchester CO1 1FR
Sun 12 Sep 21

Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve

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Heritage Open Day: A small nature reserve situated between a pub and a supermarket with many delightful features including a board walk across a lake and a stream running through it.
Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve, rear of Asda Superstore, Main Road, Harwich CO12 3HJ
Sun 12 Sep 21

Friary Walled Garden

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Heritage Open Day: An historic garden hidden in Maldon's town centre. Laid out with gravel paths, edged with box hedging. Looked after by volunteers.
Friary Walled Garden, Whitehorse Lane, Maldon CM9 5FW
Sun 12 Sep 21

Leech Memorial Garden

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Heritage Open Day: Enjoy a guided tour of the lovely Leech Memorial Garden and hear about its place in Maldon's history This attractive site was formerly part of a garden which was the pride
Leech Memorial Garden, Dykes Chase, Maldon CM9 6HP
Sun 12 Sep 21

High House, Purfleet-on-Thames

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Heritage Open Day: Come along and take in the history of High House. Two of our volunteers will be dressed in period costumes, ready to give you a guided tour and tell you about the history connected...
High House, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, Thurrock RM19 1RG
Sun 12 Sep 21

Silver Birches - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden boasts three lawns on the two levels. This surprisingly secluded garden has many mixed borders packed with colour. Mature shrubs and trees create a short woodland walk.
Silver Birches, Waltham Abbey EN9 1LG
Sun 12 Sep 21

Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS

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Country garden of nearly one acre has evolved overtime to showcase the different seasons by titillating the senses with colour,scent,texture and form.
Furzelea, Danbury CM3 4JR
Sun 12 Sep 21

The Chingford Village Festival

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THE CHINGFORD VILLAGE FESTIVAL ® - Established in 1994 Sponsored by THE STOW BROTHERS ESTATE AGENT The Front Green, Station Road, North Chingford E4 ON Sunday 12th September 2021
The Green, Station Road, North Chingford. London. E4 7AP E4 7EN
Sun 12 Sep 21

National Heritage Open Days

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Come along and take in the history of High House. Two of our volunteers will be dressed in period costumes, ready to give you a guided tour and tell you about the history connected to High House.
High House, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-On-Thames RM19 1RJ
Sun 12 Sep 21

Family Fun Sunday

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The Rochford Supporters present Family Fun Sunday Sunday 12th September 12pm -5pm Rochford Hundred Rugby Club Magnolia Park Rochford SS4 3AD Free Parking Admission 50p children under 12 go
Rochford Hundred Rugby Club Magnolia Park Rochford SS4 3AD
Sun 12 Sep 21

Costumed Tours of Colchester

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Heritage Open Day: These tours explore two periods of Colchester's amazing history - the Roman city and the Civil War Siege of 1648.
Castle Park, Colchester CM1
Sun 12 Sep 21

Cannock Mill

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Heritage Open Day: There has been a mill on this site since 1600. The present building was constructed in 1845 and in use as both a corn and fulling mill until the late 1940s.
Cannock Mill House, Old Heath Road, Colchester CO2 8AA
Sun 12 Sep 21

Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open Day

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Heritage Open Day: INDOORS: Slide-shows of the local Fire Service; stalls and displays of local archival material / New book launch about local farming.
Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh SS7 2PA
Sun 12 Sep 21

St Peter's Old Church

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Heritage Open Day: A rare chance to see inside a rescued 12th century church, now a stained glass workshop 11th century in origin, possible private chapel for Bishops of London (reference Domesday
St Peter’s Old Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3LA
Sun 12 Sep 21

St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham

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Heritage Open Day: Explore historic St Nicholas Church. With free guided tours, an exhibition of church and village heritage and creative activities. Refreshments will be served.
St Nicholas Church, King Street, Castle Hedingham CO93ER
Sun 12 Sep 21

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