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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 3rd October 2019 and Friday 3rd October 2019, 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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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 5th October 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Inflatable 5k Run
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 5th October 2019
“The biggest inflatable run ever, with more obstacles…”
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Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 6th October 2019, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Free entry to the house and gardens, a special exhibition, and their Farmers and Craft Market. This month’s exhbition is ‘Sales of the house & Estate’!
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 6th October 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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Meet PJ Masks
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 6th October 2019.
Catboy and Luna Girl will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
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Havering Half Marathon
Harrow Lodge Park, Havering
Sunday 6th October 2019
“The first half marathon to take place in Havering in almost 25 years is happening and Saint Francis Hospice would love you to run on behalf of our charity that has supported the people of Havering for 35 years!”
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The Witches of Elizabethan Essex
Essex Record Office, Chelmsford
Tuesday 8th October 2019, 10.30am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-3.30pm
“Speaker Kate J. Cole will put the witchcraft trials of Essex into their legal and historical context and explore local Essex cases to explain why there were so many witchcraft court cases in Essex.”
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Harwich International Shanty Festival
Various locations in Harwich and offshore me hearties.
Friday 11th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
Three days of shanty crews a-singing in various locations across Harwich.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 12th October 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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National Garden Scheme : Green Island Gardens
Park Road, Ardleigh CO7 7SP.
Saturday 12th October 2019, 10am to 5pm.
“A plantsman’s paradise with 20 acres packed with rare and unusual plants.”
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Autumn Plant Weekend
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Saturday 12th October 2019 and Sunday 13th October 2019
Free entry, free talks and tours, exclusive deals and expert advice.
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Model Railway Show and Steam Day
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Sunday 13th October 2019, 10am to 4:30pm
“Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club are hosting our Model Railway Show with numerous layouts set up all around the museum.”
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Big Wheels Show 2019
Canvey Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey SS8 7TD
Sunday 13th October 2019, 10am to 4:30pm
Vintage buses and coaches, classic commercial and military vehicles, trade stalls, parking at Labworth Seafront Park and shuttle bus to museum.
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Apple Day at Copped Hall
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 13th October 2019, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Access to both gardens and mansion, with fun, games, apple identification and juicing, apple displays and sales, and more.
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 13th October 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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40s & 50s Vulcan Hangar Dance
London Southend Airport, SS2 6YF
Saturday 19th October 2019
“Dance the night away at our 1940s & ’50s themed Vulcan Hangar Dance with the Sid Bolan Big Band.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 19th October 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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Charity Concert by Essex Police Choir
St Luke’s Church, Tiptree CO5 0SU
Saturday 19th October 2019
Essex Police Choir’s annual Charity Concert, this year with Essex Police Band, in aid of the Choir’s chosen charities The David Randall Foundation and Kids Inspire.
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Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival
Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road CO6 1EJ
Saturday 19th October 2019 to Sunday 20th October 2019, 10am till 4pm both days.
“Life Arts provides a weekend packed with complementary and wellbeing therapies, spiritual guidance, health advice, meditation space, workshops and healing music.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island SS8 7TD
Sunday 20th October 2019, 10am to 5pm
“There is no charge for entry, though donations are very welcome. Museum volunteers will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open (subject to staff availability).”
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Operating Days with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 20th October 2019
One or more steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Saturday 25th October 2019, 10:30am to 5pm.
‘Operating Days’ have Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains. Other days have steam trains and special guest trains.
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NSPCC Book Fair
Holmwood House School, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST
Saturday 26th October 2019 and Sunday 27th October 2019
This Annual Book Sale provides a unique opportunity to browse and purchase from a choice of many thousands of books, jigsaws, games CDs and DVDs.
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Classic Vehicle & Static Engine Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 27th October 2019, 11am to 5pm
Guided tours available throughout the day (depending on demand and weather).
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Daws Hall Autumn Colours
Daws Hall Nature Reserve Hall Centre, Henny Road, Lamarsh, Bures CO8 5EX
Sunday 27th October 2019, 12-4pm.
“The Sanctuary Garden is ’a blaze of colour’, when the collection of over fifty different acers and several different nyssas and liquidambers can be seen at their best.”
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Meet Paw Patrol
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Sunday 27th October 2019.
Chase and Skye will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. Police & Fire vehicles will also be attending (subject to availability).
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Autumn Colour Day
The Gibberd Garden, Harlow
Sunday 27th October 2019, 11:30am to 4pm
“Enjoy the final open day of the year with the trees in their autumn colours.”
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Half Term Rock Painting For Kids
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Wednesday 30th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019
“Bring your youngsters along to the Museum during the Half Term Holidays in 2019 and have fun painting and finding rocks around the Museum grounds, plus other craft activities.”
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Half Term Diesel Days
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Wednesday 30th October 2019, 10am to 4:30pm
“Unlimited rides, explore the vintage carriages and goods shed with some grand old loco, operate the signal box, and try out our new, train-themed playground. Bring a picnic or treat yourself in our beautiful railway carriage cafe.”
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