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Exhibition: 130 years – The Royal Epping Forest Golf Club and Chingford Golf Course
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Saturday 16th June 2018 to Sunday 15th July 2018: 10am–5pm (excluding Mondays)
This exhibition brings together archive material from 130 years of golf on this historic course.
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Paws in the Park
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 30th June 2018 and Sunday 1st July 2018
“Whatever your dogs breed, age or ability there are lots of have a go activities to try including Dogstable Course, Terrier Racing, Gundog Scurries, Agility and Flyball.”
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Farmers and Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Based in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables. The market features many craft stalls and local producers who are passionate about food.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 1st July 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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National Garden Scheme : Wendens Ambo Gardens
Saffron Walden, CB11 4JX.
Sunday 1st July 2017, 12 to 4pm.
A cottage garden, a 10,000 tree wood, and a young garden.
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 1st July 2018, 11am to 6pm.
“An unexpected hidden, magical, small part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space.”
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National Garden Scheme : Hilldrop
Laindon Road (B1007), Horndon-On-The-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 8QB.
Sunday 1st July 2018 2pm to 7pm.
“This garden is not all about roses! It is a wild flower and wildlife paradise.”
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National Garden Scheme : Little Myles
Ongar Road, Stondon Massey, Brentwood CM15 0LD.
Sunday 1st July 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“Romantic, naturalistic garden full of hidden features, set in 3 acres.”
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Hylands House Open Day – ‘The Hanbury Years at Hylands’
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Hylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE to reveal the secrets of its history. Each month the Friends of Hylands House will have an exhibition displayed in the library. Today’s exhibition will be on ‘The Hanbury Years at Hylands’.”
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Classic Motorcycle Show and Bikejumble
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am – 5pm
A large display of classic motorcycles, displays, plus a large autojumble, refereshments, music and more.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 1st July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Keeway
Ferry Road, Creeksea, nr Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8PL.
Wednesday 4th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Large, mature country garden with stunning views over the River Crouch.”
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National Garden Scheme : The Punchbowl Restaurant
The Street, High Easter, Chelmsford, CM1 4QW.
Wednesday 4th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Found in the village centre next to the church, this garden offers a mixture of mature shrubs and trees and coloured themed herbaceous borders.”
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Beginners Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies
Abbotts Hall Farm
Wednesday 4th July 2018, 10am to 4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 5th July 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques & Teashop)
The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, CM4 0RR.
Thursday 5th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds, and a historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 5th July 2018 and Friday 6th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 6th July 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Spectrum Screen :Pretty Woman
Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens
Friday 6th July 2018, 7pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 7th July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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EACH Heroic Obstacle Course 2018
Lower Farm, Brightlingsea, CO7 0SU
Saturday 7th July 2018
Run, crawl, jump and drag yourself to victory! Face a range of obstacles including a double see-saw, half pipes, a tyre run, barbed wire crawl and a few surprises!
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Films Under Stars :Top Gun
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 7th July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Gosfield Village Fete
Saturday 7th July 2018 12.30pm
The Playing Field, Gosfield, Nr Halstead, Essex, CO9
“Float procession, fun run, music, entertainment, displays and audience participation shows in the arena, all day BBQ and licensed bar. Going late into the evening with live music (tickets on sale), and a friendly community ambience.”
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Jazz Concert: Ingatestone Rotary Club
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone
Saturday 7th July 2018, 5:45pm to 10:30pm
Open-air jazz concert organized by Ingatestone Rotary Club in aid of Farleigh Hospice and Saint Francis Hospice. Features the Frog Island Jazz Band and The Salty Town Six.
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National Garden Scheme : The Punchbowl Restaurant
The Street, High Easter, Chelmsford, CM1 4QW.
Saturday 7th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Found in the village centre next to the church, this garden offers a mixture of mature shrubs and trees and coloured themed herbaceous borders.”
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National Garden Scheme : Tudor Roost
18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester, CO5 7BP.
Saturday 7th July 2018 and Sunday 8th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden.”
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Helen Rollason Vintage Fayre
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Sunday 8th July 2018 11am to 4pm
“Back for its eighth year, the very popular vintage fair is returning to Cressing Temple Barns for a family friendly day filled with live music, dancing, food, classic cars and vintage stalls.”
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Summer Steam Gala at EARM
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Sunday 8th July 2018
“Help us celebrate our 50th year with a full day of intensive steam engine action…”
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Southend Bikeathon
Southend
Sunday 8th July 2018
“Southend Bikeathon is a summertime cycling event organised by the Bloodwise Southend Branch to fund vital research into blood cancer.”
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National Garden Scheme : 262 Hatch Road
Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9QR.
Sunday 8th July 2018, 11.30am to 4.30pm
“A formal frontage with lavender. An eclectic rear garden of around an acre divided into ‘rooms’ with themed borders, several ponds, three green houses, fruit and vegetable plots and oriental garden. ”
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National Garden Scheme : Washlands
Prayors Hill, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3LE.
Sunday 8th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm. Admission £4.00, children free.
“Charming one-acre country garden surrounding a former farmhouse, with good views over rolling countryside.”
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Meet Bing & Flop
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 8th July 2018.
“Bing and Flop will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.”
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National Garden Scheme : Fulders Hall
Fox Road, Mashbury, Chelmsford, CM1 4TJ.
Sunday 8th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“An award winning, romantic 2 acre garden surrounding C17 farmhouse with lovely pastoral views across the Chelmer Valley.”
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Take the Stage
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Sunday 8th July 2018, 7.30pm
“An extravaganza of dance and musical theatre, featuring the best of young Essex talent.”
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Tuesday 10th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford, CM1 4LS.
Tuesday 10th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.”
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National Garden Scheme : Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 11th July 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“Thoughtfully designed so that the collections of plants look great together through all seasons.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 12th July 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 12th July 2018 and Friday 13th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Friday 13th July 2018, 12 – 5pm
“Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.”
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Films Under Stars :Dirty Dancing
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Friday 13th July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Kentwell’s Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Friday 13th July 2018
“Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment. ”
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Desert Boots & Parkas ScooterFest 2018
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Saturday 14th July 2018, 10am – 11pm
“A new event to Battlesbridge, a new event for Essex! What a chance to get together with other scooter riders and passengers to enjoy the fun and comradery this event will bring.”
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The Tendring Show
Lawford House Park, Nr Manningtree, Essex
Saturday 14th July 2018
“Essex County’s Premier Agricultural Event. Attracting crowds in the region of 20,000 each year. Come and join the fun!”
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Summer Birds Guided Walk
Colne Point
Saturday 14th July 2018, 10am to 1pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Our Native Trees
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Saturday 14th July 2018, 10am to 4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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National Garden Scheme : 69 Rundels
Harlow CM18 7HD.
Saturday 14th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“A very colourful, small town garden packed with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials, herbaceous and bedding plants in over 200 assorted containers.”
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National Garden Scheme : Loxley House
49 Robin Hood Road, Brentwood, CM15 9EL
Saturday 14th July 2018, 11:30am to 3:30pm.
“You will be surprised and delighted by this town garden.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 14th July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Essex Festival of Food and Drink
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 14th July 2018 ad Sunday 15th July 2018
“Celebrating delicious food and drink, with a great line up of celebrity and regional chefs – this year : Tom Kerridge, Chris Galvin, and Fred Sirieix.”
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Flying Legends Air Show 2018
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Saturday 14th July 2018 and Sunday 15th July 2018
“The Flying Legends Air Show is organised and produced by The Fighter Collection, based at IWM Duxford.”
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Heybridge Basin Regatta
Heybridge Basin
Saturday 14th July 2018 & Sunday 15th July 2018
“Join us for Heybridge Basin Regatta 2018. Saturday hosts many offshore sailing events, inshore rowing races, bbq and some great stalls in our marquee.”
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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 15th July 2018
“Tours of the gardens, and downstairs and upstairs in the mansion. Tours last 1hr.”
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Essex Road Sportive
Secret Nuclear Bunker, nr Brentwood
Sunday 15th July 2018
“14m fun ride, 36m 68m and 101m options for the more serious cyclists.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 15th July 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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Sumer Craft Fair
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 15th July 2018
“Free to attend, and with plenty of parking, there will be many craft studios, shops and boutiques to explore, as well as crafting demonstrations, extra exhibitors and plenty of activities going on.”
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National Garden Scheme : 262 Main Road
262 Main Road, Hawkwell, Hockley SS5 4NW
Sunday 15th July 2018, 12:30 to 5pm.
“The garden comprises of 185 metres of island beds and borders sited on ⅓ acre.”
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National Garden Scheme : Elwy Lodge
West Bowers Rd, Woodham Walter, CM9 6RZ.
Sunday 15th July 2018, 11am – 5pm.
“Tucked away in the gentle Essex countryside, the glorious garden at Elwy Lodge offers a welcome that is hard to beat.”
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National Garden Scheme : 24 Hyde Lane
Danbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4QS.
Sunday 15th July 2018, 11am to 4:30pm
“Nestled in a leafy lane you will find a little piece of Asia, which has been developed over last 3 years.”
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Barleycorn Fayre
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 15th July 2018
Folk Music, Talks & Workshops, Nature & Ecology, Green Spirituality, Country Crafts
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 15th July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Jericho Cottage (Megarry’s Antiques & Teashop)
The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, CM4 0RR.
Thursday 19th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Small walled wildlife, woodland garden with mature trees, shrubs, bamboos, palms and ponds, and a historic Romany Vardo and Victorian Glasshouse.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 19th July 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : 8 Dene Court
Chignall Road, Chelmsford CM1 2JQ.
Thursday 19th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Beautifully maintained and designed compact garden whose owner is a well-known RHS gold medal-winning exhibitor.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 19th July 2018 and Friday 20th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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Flower Festival
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone
Thursday 19th July 2018 to Saturday 21st July 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. last daily admission 4.30pm
The London and Overseas Area of The National Association of Flower Arrangements Societies present a “All the world’s a stage”.
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 20th July 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Films Under Stars :The Bodyguard
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Friday 20th July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Midsummer Festival
Parlour Cafe, Creeksea Place Farm, Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PJ
Friday 20th July 2018 and Saturday 21st July 2018
“Join us for two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians!”
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Introduction to Insects
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am to 2pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 21st July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Films Under Stars :Grease
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 21st July 2018, Gates open 7.30pm
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Kentwell’s Magic Weekend Special Event
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Saturday 21st July 2018 to Sunday 22nd July 2018
“A weekend of magic and mystery in all its guises and surprises. Come and be enchanted with Witches & Wizards, Potions & Lotions, Spells & Magicians, Owls & Face Painting and lots lots more.”
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Wings & Wheels Family Festival 2018
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
Sunday 22nd July 2018
100s of classic and interesting cars & bikes on display, military vehicles, aircraft, and much more.
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London to Southend Bike Ride
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Park to Southend
Sunday 22nd July 2018
52miles (or 65 with an optional loop via Shoeburyness).
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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day : Time to remember – the Gardens and the World Wars
Little Easton nr Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 22nd July 2018
“An opportunity to explore the World War history of the Gardens and estate; and commemorate the men and women who lost their lives in World War II.”
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 9am to 1pm
“Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments.”
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National Garden Scheme : Brightlingsea Gardens
Brightlingsea CO7 0JF.
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10am to 5pm.
“Three very interesting and contrasting gardens to enjoy in the unique and ancient maritime town of Brightlingsea.”
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Danaher Fun Day 2018
Thorley Farm, Hedingham Road, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4EP
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11am to 4pm
Live music, a bar, a grand raffle, various stalls, a BBQ, a fun dog show, games and bouncy castle for children and much more!
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National Garden Scheme : 262 Hatch Road
Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9QR.
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11.30am to 4.30pm
“A formal frontage with lavender. An eclectic rear garden of around an acre divided into ‘rooms’ with themed borders, several ponds, three green houses, fruit and vegetable plots and oriental garden. ”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 22nd July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Marks Hall Garden and Country Show
Marks Hall, Coggeshall CO6 1TG
Saturday 21st July 2018 and Sunday 22nd July 2018
Country show with birds of prey, heavy horses, stalls, and 100 classic cars.
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More Dragonflies & Damselflies – 1/2 day course
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Tuesday 24th July 2018, 1pm to 4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Introduction to Barn Owls
Abbotts Hall Farm
Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Wednesday 25th July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Thursday 26th July 2018, 11am to 4:30pm.
“Summer beds and borders, ponds, lakes and streams, walled vegetable plot, ‘Japanese garden’, sculptures grand and quirky, and a miniature train!
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 26th July 2018 and Friday 27th July 2018, 9am to 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, nr Maldon, CM9 6LL
Friday 27th July 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Crayfish Ecology & Identification
Stebbing Village Hall (Great Dunmow)
Friday 27th July 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 28th July 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. Free entry and car parking.
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Major Rocks Music Festival
The Beckingham Bell, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major CM9 8LL
Saturday 28th July 2018
“911, Honeyz, Sonia, Dario G and much more will be performing, with support from ‘Frog on a Rocket’, ‘David Barnes’, ‘Sons of Southpaw’, ‘The Stents’ & Much More!”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 28th July 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone
Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am to 5pm
“Alongside the array of classic cars, buses and more on display there will be refreshments, stalls and a raffle. Supporting Farligh Hospice Charity.”
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National Garden Scheme : South Shoebury Hall
Church Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DN.
Sunday 29th July 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 29th July 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 29th July 2018
“The Pantaloons Theatre Company perform their unique interpretation of this evergreen classic on the grass in front of the Castle, fast moving and hilarious live theatre in a magical setting.”
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National Garden Scheme : 37 Turpins Lane
Chigwell, Woodford Green IG8 8AZ.
Sunday 29th July 2018, 11am to 6pm.
“An unexpected hidden, magical, small part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space.”
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Classic Vehicle Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 29th July 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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