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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 1st September 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Spectrum Screen : The Greatest Showman
The Lake at Nine Acres, Leigh on Sea
Saturday 1st September 2018, 7pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Manningtree Vintage and Collectables Market
South Street, Manningtree
Saturday 1st September 2018 9am to 3pm
A Brocante-style street Market with upto 50 traders.
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Films Under Stars :Pitch Perfect
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 1st September 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Capel Manor Classic Vintage Car Show
Bullsmore Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“The Capel Manor Classic and Vintage Car Show is a must for car exhibitors and visitors. A fabulous day out for all the family in the beautiful 30 acres of parkland and award winning gardens.”
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Mission Mud in aid of Saint Francis Hospice
Nuclear Races, Parsonage Farm, Brentwood, CM15 0LA
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Mission Mud … your mission if you choose to accept it is to get muddy and go orange!
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Copped Hall Garden Afternoons
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“An opportunity to wander round at leisure in the afternoon and talk to our gardeners.”
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Frankie’s Classic car & Bike Fest with vintage market
Ford Motor Company, Dunton Technical Centre, SS15 6EE
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“Discover collectable classic cars and bikes while enjoying a vintage market and live performances on our Frankie Stage!”
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Classic Car Show
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens, 43 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE
Sunday 2nd September 2017, 11am to 4pm
Over 100-150 Classic Cars and Classic Race Cars and much more.
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The Greatest Showman Circus Day
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 12:30pm
Wheelers Farm, Wheelers Hill, Chelmsford CM3 3LZ
“Happy Circus will be performing their Greatest Showman-themed circus in the tent but we will also have rides, games, food & drinks!! plus character meet & greets!! and the bearded lady!!!”
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National Garden Scheme : Spencers
Tilbury Road, Great Yeldham CO9 4JG.
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“Romantic C18 walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, overflowing with blooms following Tom Stuart-Smith’s renovation.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Sunday
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7TD
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“There is no charge for entry. Our museum shop and model railway display will be open”.
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Essex 100 Cycle Ride
Central Park Chelmsford
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“40, 60 and 101 mile options”
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National Garden Scheme : Writtle University College
Writtle, CM1 3RR.
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10am – 4pm.
“15 acres; informal lawns with naturalised bulbs and wild flowers, landscaped gardens designed and built by students.”
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National Garden Scheme : Barnards Farm Big Family Day Out
Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Brentwood CM13
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 1pm to 5:30pm.
“So much to explore!”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 2nd September 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Farmers and Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 2nd September 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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Essex Annual Boat Jumble
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10am – 5pm
“Thousands of boating bargains, new & used boat parts, nautical antiques, small boats & chandlery. Admission £4.00 Under 15s & parking free.”
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American Car Show
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 2nd September 2018
American & Custom vehicles, Stalls, Music
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 6th September 2018 and Friday 7th September 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 7th September 2018
“A delightful series of gardens in three acres, with plenty to explore.”
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Kentwell’s Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA
Friday 7th September 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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Photography Day
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA
Friday 7th September 2018, 10am – 4pm
Come and enjoy a day in the garden with your camera(s). A professional photographer will be on hand with hints and tips, using the garden for inspiration.
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 8th September 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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CozFest 18
Foxborough, Halstead road, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3AN
Saturday 8th September 2018
“Music Festival and Family Fun Day. Beer Tent, Live Music, Bouncy castles, Activities, Competitions, Stalls and Attractions.”
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Garg’s Animal Show at Cammas Hall
Cammas Hall Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT
Saturday 8th September 2018
“Garg’s Animal Adventures is an exciting show that gives you the chance to get up close and handle some fascinating animals.”
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Heritage Weekend (Free Entry to the Museum)
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Saturday 8th September 2018 and Sunday 9th September 2018
Free entry to museum, as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.
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Peppa Pig
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 9th September 2018.
“Peppa Pig is back again this year. She will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.”
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National Garden Scheme : Waltham Abbey Group
Waltham Abbey, EN9 1LG.
Sunday 9th September 2018, 12-5:30pm.
Four gardens to explore.
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Family Fun Festival
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 9th September 2018, 11am.
A free Family Fun Festival to celebrate the new Fair Havens Hospice.
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Open Day at Lambourne End
Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB
Sunday 9th September 2018, 11am – 4pm
Come and meet our animals on the farm, enjoy a pony and cart ride and try your hand at our adventurous activities.
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Holmes & Hills Charity Bike Ride
Halstead
Sunday 9th September 2018
Fundraising cycling event raising money for Age UK Essex and Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Trust. 3 routes to choose from: 11, 26 and 53 miles
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Foulness Island Bike Ride
Foulness Island
Sunday 9th September 2018
“A unique chance to cycle around Essex’ best kept secret owned by The MoD and fund-raise for a charity of YOUR choice.”
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Swash Buckling Pirate Adventure Show
Great Bromley Village Hall
Sunday 9th September 2018, 3pm
“Come and join Captain Robbie James with the ship’s crew. Starring Alex Morley, Robbie James and their friends as they take you on an action packed fun pirate adventure!”
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National Garden Scheme : Parsonage House
Wiggens Green, Helions Bumpstead, Haverhill, CB9 7AD.
Sunday 9th September 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“C15 house (not open) surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens with mixed borders, topiary, pond, potager and greenhouse, with further 3-acre wildflower meadow and orchard.”
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National Garden Scheme : Snares Hill Cottage
Duck End, Stebbing, CM6 3R.
Sunday 9th September 2018, Sunday 9 September (10.30am – 4pm).
“A ‘quintessential English Garden’ – Gardeners World.”
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Motorcycle Run & Harwich Family Fun Day
Ford Dunton, Dunton Technical Centre, Basildon, SS15 6GB
Sunday 9th September 2018
(In)famous motorcycle run for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.
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National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Sunday 9th September 2018, 11am to 5pm.
A Victorian country house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest.
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National Garden Scheme : Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 12th September 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 : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Wednesday 12th September 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
A Victorian country house surrounded by a garden designed, created and maintained by the owners to provide maximum all year round interest.
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 13th September 2018 and Friday 14th September 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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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 15th September 2018
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Mum2Mum Market Southend
St Thomas More School, Southend SS0 0BW
Saturday 15th September 2018 2pm to 4pm
“Around 30 stalls of high quality, nearly new items (up to 90% off the RRP!) and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.”
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Step Back in Time – A Wivenhoe family Heritage Trail
High Street, Wivenhoe
Saturday 15th September 2018, 10am-4pm.
There will be information, old photographs and memories along the trail.
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Tudor Feast
Cressing Temple Barns
Saturday 15th September 2018
“A multiple course banquet will be presented to you with entertainment throughout the evening in a Tudor theme to take you back to the period and provide a sensational experience.”
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Classic & Vintage Day Out
High House, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1RJ
Saturday 15th September 2018
“Vintage Cars, Classic Motor Bikes, Vintage Prams, Swing Jive Demo’s, 50’s Strolling Demo’s, Stalls with a difference, all set in the grounds of Grade II listed house & Royal Opera House. ”
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Spectrum Screen : The Greatest Showman
Ingatestone Hall
Saturday 15th September 2018, 7pm
Bring your own food, drink and seating and settle in for an outdoor film!
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Heritage Open Day : The Gibberd Garden
The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA
Sunday 16th September 2018, 2pm – 6pm
As part of the national Heritage Open Day event, The Gibberd Garden is celebrating the life and work of Patricia, Lady Gibberd with talks and an exhibition.
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Steampunk Essextraordinaire IV
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 16th September 2018
Victorian science fiction and fancy dress, Music, Craft stalls, Workshops and stalls.
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Visit the Vulcan Day
London Southend Airport
Sunday 16th September 2018, 10am to 4pm
“A chance to see former RAF bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 at a great day out for families and enthusiasts. Our team will give guided tours and you can climb inside the cockpit.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Sunday 16th September 2018
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Cycle for Life
Farleigh Hospice
Sunday 16th September 2018
20k, 50k or 100k route options.
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Essex Classic Vehicle Show
Castle Park, Colchester
Sunday 16th September 2018
“In addition to the estimated 200 vehicles that will be coming to the park, there is a schedule of arena entertainment including vehicle shows and demonstrations.”
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The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge Open Day : Apple Day
Little Easton nr Dunmow CM6 2BD
Sunday 16th September 2018
“Our celebration of apples and orchard produce. We invite visitors to press juice, taste apples and honey and enjoy the early autumn warmth in the Walled Kitchen garden.”
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Copped Hall Monthly Guided Tours
Copped Hall, Epping
Sunday 16th September 2018
“Tours last about 3 hours and cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables.”
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National Garden Scheme : Sandy Lodge
Howe Drive, Hedingham Road, Halstead, CO9 2QL.
Sunday 16th September 2018, 11am to 5pm.
“A garden for all seasons, created over the last 5 years.”
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Resorting to the Coast: Clacton – Seaside Heritage Walk
Venetian Bridge, Pier Gap, Clacton-on-Sea
Sunday 16th September 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
“Didn’t we have a lovely time those days we spent at Clacton.” Join one half of Essex Days Out on a guided walk around the seaside tow of Clacton
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Resorting to the Coast: Seaside Heritage Walk
Frinton Gates, Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 16th September 2018. 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
“Such jolly times and fun we had at lovely Frinton-on-Sea.” Join one half of Essex Days Out on a guided walk of the seaside town of Frinton
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AJ Antiques & Collectables Fair
Zinc, Great Stony, High St, ONGAR, CM5 0AD.
Sunday 16th September 2018
“We hope to have Collectables, Vintage, Retro items such as Stamps, Coins, Postcards, Glass, China, Ephemera, Die-cast Vehicles, Jewellery, Pottery, Treen and lots of items from bygone days.
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford, CM1 4LS.
Wednesday 19th September 2018, 2pm to 5pm.
“A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 20th September 2018 and Friday 21st September 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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Films Under Stars :The Notebook
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Saturday 22nd September 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Garg’s Animal Show at Cammas Hall
Cammas Hall Farm, Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT
Saturday 22nd September 2018
“Garg’s Animal Adventures is an exciting show that gives you the chance to get up close and handle some fascinating animals.”
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Day Out with Thomas
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 22nd September 2018 and Sunday 23rd September 2018.
“This favorite engine and his friends visit the railway again”.
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Battle of Britain Air Show 2018
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Saturday 22nd September 2018 to Sunday 23rd September 2018
“The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.
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The National Country Show Live
Hylands Park, nr Chelmsford
Saturday 22nd September 2018 and Sunday 23rd September 2018
Arena displays, have a go activities, shopping, The Village Green, dog show and much much more.
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 23rd September 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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The Essex Roads Autumn Leaves Sportive
Brentwood Leisure Centre
Sunday 23rd September 2018
100km and 150km options for the serious cyclists amongst you.
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National Garden Scheme : Wychwood
Epping Road, Roydon, Harlow, CM19 5DW.
Sunday 23rd September 2018, 11am to 4pm.
“A garden of around ¾ of an acre with a large pond, attracting much wildlife, as well as the owners resident ducks.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 27th September 2018 and Friday 28th September 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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Films Under Stars :Pretty Woman
Cromwell Manor Pitsea
Friday 28th September 2018, Gates open 6.30pm
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Warley & Childerditch Quilters 5th Anniversary Exhibition
St Francis’ Church, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3TR
Friday 28th September 2018 and Saturday 29th September 2018, 10am to 4pm each day
Quilts, demonstrations, raffle, trader, sales and refreshments.
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Anglia Ruskin University Summer Fete
Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall LAne, CHelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ
Saturday 29th September 2018
“Join us for food, games, glitter and sunshine! ”

Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 29th September 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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Day Out with Thomas
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
Saturday 29th September 2018 and Sunday 30th September 2018.
“This favorite engine and his friends visit the railway again”.
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The Essex Country Show
Weald Country Park, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS
Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September 2018
“A country show with something for everybody. Whether you be a Country Show fan, an avid foodie, a dog lover, want loads for the kiddies to do, love living history or simply want a fun filled day out, our shows are for you.”
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Farmers Market at the Bell Inn
The Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL
Sunday 30th September 2018, 9am to 12:30pm
A new farmers market – a chance purchase the best local produce and meet the people behind it!
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Coalhouse Fort Open Day + Military Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 30th September 2018
A monthly open day for the under restoration 19th century coast fort.
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National Garden Scheme : Beth Chatto Gardens
Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7DB.
Sunday 30th September 2018.
Internationally famous gardens, including dry, damp, shade, reservoir and woodland areas
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32nd Grand Motorbilia Day
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, 5 Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Sunday 30th September 2018, 10am – 5pm
“Public admission £7 accompanied under 16’s free. Super Saver up to four adults in a car £20 plus £5 for each additional passenger”
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