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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Friday 1st September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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FriendsFest
Hylands House, nr Chelmsford
Friday 1st September 2017 to Sunday 10th September 2017
“Following last year’s sell out tour, award-winning Comedy Central UK’s Friendsfest returns to Hylands this summer.”
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Sculptures by Alison Catchlove
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Friday 1st September 2017 to Saturday 30th September 2017
“Enjoy this charming exhibition by Alison Catchlove, an established Surrey-based artist who specialises in metal sculptures of birds, bugs, animals and flowers.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Films Under Stars : Bad Moms
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Saturday 2nd September from 6:30pm
With live music and cocktail bar
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Grease Sing A Long
The Museum of Power
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Minories Bazaar
The Minories Galleries, East Hill, Colchester
Saturday 2nd September 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Local makers, food producers, designers, artists and crafts people come together to sell locally grown produce and a range of exciting products from Colchester and the surrounding community.”
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Open Air A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cudmore Grove Country Park, Bromans Lane, East Mersea, CO5 8UE
Saturday 2nd September 2017, 3pm
The Pantaloons present an all singing and dancing interactive family friendly production of Shakespeare’s famous play: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Bring your little ones, bring your older ones and bring your picnic to enjoy in our meadow beforehand.
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National Garden Scheme : Moverons
Brightlingsea CO7 0SB.
Saturday 2nd September 2017 and Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10.30am – 5pm.
Beautiful tranquil 4 acre garden in touch with its surroundings and enjoying stunning estuary views.
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 3rd September 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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American Car Show
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 3rd September 2017
“Popular classic American car show with hot rods and custom cars. Steam train rides, model village open, tea room open, stalls and entertainment.”
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Frankie’s Classic Car & Bike Fest with Vintage Market
Ford Technical Centre, Dunton, SS15 6EE
Sunday 3rd September 2017
A classic and performance car and bike event, with a vintage market, live music, children’s entertainment, as well as food & drink.”
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Spencers
Tilbury Road, Great Yeldham CO9 4JG.
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 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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National Garden Scheme : Waltham Abbey Group
Waltham Abbey, EN9 1LG.
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 12midday to 5:30pm
Several gardens open.
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Classic Car Show
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens, 43 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE
Sunday 3rd September 2017 11am to 4pm
“100-150 classic cars, fancy dress, children’s play area, food and refreshments, beer tent, live music.”
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Invitation to View : Spencers Garden
Spencers Garden, Great Yeldham CO9 4JG
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 11:00am
Tour features a brief introduction to the history of the house and its estate, followed by a guided tour of the garden and lunch.”
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Classics at the Castle
Hedingham Castle
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10am to 5pm
Important! Pre-book only via Porsche Club GB. This year, the organisers will be aiming for a return to the ‘meeting of friends with a passion for Porsche’ scenario of the early iterations. Consequently for 2017 the moving parades will be replaced with a static chronological presentation on the long driveway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the advent of the 911S in 1967. This will be one of the most complete line-ups of the 911S in this anniversary year, and will give visitors the opportunity to get close to the cars and their owners.
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Essex Annual Boat Jumble
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, Muggeridge Road, Battlesbridge
Sunday 3rd September, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
“Thousands of boating bargains, new & used boat parts, nautical antiques, small boats & chandlery. ”
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Invitation to View : The Abbey, Coggeshall
The Abbey, Coggeshall CO6 1RD
Monday 4th September 2017, 11:00am
Tour includes the abbot’s house and chapel, guest house, cloister, riverside courtyard with knot garden and hall of the manor house.
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Invitation to View : Finchingfield Guildhall
The Guildhall, Finchingfield CM7 4NN
Tuesday 5th September 2017, 2:30pm
Guided tour of the interior and exterior of the Guildhall and interactive museum, library and small shop by the team involved in its renovation.
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National Garden Scheme : A Garden For Artists (Tuition Included)
Rayne Hatch Farm, Stisted, Braintree CM77 8BY.
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Rayne Hatch Farm offers a unique opportunity to paint in this lovely private garden with tuition included.
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Improve your Birdwatching (Waders)
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Wednesday 6th September 2017, 10am-4pm
An Essex Wildlife Trust course.
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Tour of Britain Stage Five
Clacton
Thursday 7th September 2017
A 10-mile/17km individual time trial.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 7th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 8th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Beeleigh Abbey Garden Open Day
Abbey Turning, Maldon CM9 6LL
Friday 8th September 2017 10.30am to 4.30pm, last admission 3.30 pm)
Three acres of lovely gardens, which we can highly recommend you visit.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Ingatestone Hall
Friday 8th September 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Fun Night At The Musicals
Bowers & Pitsea Social Club, Crown Ave, Basildon, Essex, SS13 2BE
Friday 8th September 2017 and Saturday 9th September 2017
“A selection of songs from various musicals, from Annie Get Your Gun in the 1950’s to Wicked in 2003, we’ve got something for everyone.”
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Grease Sing A Long
Gosfield Lake
Saturday 9th September 2017
Outdoor cinema!
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Peppa Pig and George at Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Saturday 9th September 2017
Peppa and George will be appearing throughout the day.
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Copped Hall Garden Afternoon
Copped Hall, nr Epping
Sunday 9th September 2017.
“Garden Afternoons provide an opportunity to wander round at leisure in the afternoon and talk to our gardeners.”
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Grease
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Saturday, September 9th 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings the classic Grease to the beautiful RHS Hyde Hall in Chelmsford.
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Propagation for Beginners
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, CM77 8PD
Saturday 9th September 2017, 10am-4pm
“This day course covers sowing seeds, dividing plants and increasing plant numbers using cuttings. Just what you need to help your garden grow! Booking is essential and spaces are limited.”
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Family Bat Walk
Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, South Ockendon, Aveley, RM15 4XJ
Saturday 9th September 2017, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the Rangers on a night time walk in the park searching for bats. Listen out for a range of native species using special bat detectors and see them swooping over the lake to feed. £6pp
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Havens to Havens Walk
Little Havens Hospice, Thundersley, SS7 2LH
Sunday 10th September 2017, 11am start, registration open from 9:30am.
“Join us for the 10th anniversary of our annual Havens to Havens Walk. You can choose between either a 5 or 10 mile route, not forgetting to enjoy a cream tea at the midway point!”
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Classic Car Show at Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar Parking : CM5 9AB
Sunday 10th September 2017
“The second of our of two one day classic car shows. Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us to. Standard fares apply today.”
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Saffron Walden Colour Dash
Audley End Miniature Railway
Sunday 10th September 2017
“Join in the most messy fun run you’ll ever be part of. Walk, jog or run a short distance as the EACH colour pirates shower you in colourful powdered paint!”
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Holmes & Hills Charity Bike Ride
Trinity Street, Halstead CO9 1JE
Sunday 10th September 2017
Take part in the biggest non-competitive cycle ride in Halstead! Choose from 1, 26 & 53 miles routes.
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Sunday 10th September 2017 (2 – 5pm)
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden.
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Classic Cars
Audley End House and Gardens
Sunday 10th September 2017, 11am-5pm
“Rev your engines and enjoy a charming collection of classic cars on display at Audley End. Put your pedal to the metal and discover what it takes to take care of your dream motor. Suitable for 0 – 60 and beyond!”
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National Garden Scheme : Snares Hill Cottage
Duck End, Stebbing CM6 3RY.
Sunday 10th September 2017, 10.30am to 4pm
“A ‘quintessential English Garden’ – Gardeners World.”
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Kite Festival
Layer Marney Tower nr Colchester
Sunday 10th September 2017, 12-5pm
“Fly your own or make one in our kite making workshops. Also professional demonstrations of show and stunt kites.”
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Paw Patrol at the Colne Valley Railway
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 10th September 2017
Chase and Marshall will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. Police & Fire vehicles will also be attending (subject to availability).
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National Garden Scheme : Parsonage House
Wiggens Green, Helions Bumpstead, Haverhill CB9 7AD.
Sunday 10th September 2017, 2pm to 5pm
15thC house (not open) surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens with mixed borders, topiary, pond, potager and greenhouse…
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : Shawshank Redemption
Layer Marney Tower
Sunday 10th September 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings one of the greatest films to the wonderful Layer Marney Tower.
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National Garden Scheme : Long House Plants
Church Road, Noak Hill, Romford RM4 1LD.
Wednesday 13th September 2017, 11am – 4pm
Long House Plants has been producing home grown plants for more than 10 years – here is a chance to see where it all begins!
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National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Wednesday 13th September 2017, 2pm to 6pm
“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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Essex Outdoor Cinema : FILM TBC
Braxted Park Estate
Thursday, September 14th 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema will soon be announcing their film for Braxted Park Estate.
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Lunchtime music recital
St Andrews Church, Park Lane, Earls Colne
Thursday 14th September 2017, 1pm to 1.45pm
Liz Gutteridge playing medieval music on the shwam. Refreshments available beforehand. Free event.

National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 14th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 15th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Family Bat Walk
Weald Country Park, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QS
Friday 15th September 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Join the Rangers on a night time walk in the park searching for bats. Listen out for a range of native species using special bat detectors and see them swooping over the lake to feed. £6pp
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : La La Land
Maldon Promenade Park
Friday 15th September 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinemas are bringing La La Land to Maldon Promenade Park.
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Films Under Stars : Dirty Dancing
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Friday 15th September 2017 from 6:30pm
With live music, live dance lessons, cocktail bar and after film party
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Maldon CM9 6QX.
Friday 15th September 2017 (2 – 5pm).
Listed black barns provide backdrop for colourful and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows, kitchen garden.
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Haven House at the Movies : Toy Story
Haven House Children’s Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LB
Friday 15th September 2017.
Film starts at 7:30pm but please come along from 6pm for family fun, a BBQ and pre-film entertainment.
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St Clare Skydive
Sibson Aerodrome Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6NE
September 16th September 2017
Take the plunge from 13,000ft by joining us for one of our group skydives!
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Bark in the Park
Lake Meadows, Billericay
Saturday 16th September 2017
“A fun dog show with an events arena, bouncy castles, zorbing and lots of doggie paraphernalia.”
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Maldon Promenade Park
Saturday 16th September 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinemas are screening the wacky musical comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Maldon Promenade…
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National Garden Scheme : Woodhatch Farm
Tawney Common, Theydon Mount, Epping CM16 7PU.
Saturday 16th September 2017, 12midday to 5pm
The gardens have been developed over a 10 year period, with several landscaped ponds and a lake stocked with fish, and ducks and moorhens in abundance.
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Essex Outdoor Cinema : La La Land
Chalkwell Park
Saturday 16th September 2017
Essex Outdoor Cinema brings the 2017 hit La La Land to the wonderful Chalkwell Park. Age Rating 12a.
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Haven House at the Movies : Dirty Dancing
Haven House Children’s Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LB
Saturday 16th September 2017.
Film starts at 7:30pm but please join us from 6:30pm for light refreshments and a glass of fizz beforehand. More details to be confirmed.
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European Woodworking Show 2017
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree, Essex
Saturday 16th September 2017 and Sunday 17th September 2017
“This is the best woodworking show of its kind in the world as judged by many well journeyed demonstrators and woodworking aficionados from around the globe.”
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Classic Vehicle Show
Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Sunday 17th September 2017
“In addition to the estimated 200 vehicles that will be coming to the park there is a schedule of arena events including vehicle shows and demonstrations.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 17th September 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Burnham on Crouch Farmers and Artisan Market
Village Hall, Devonshire Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8EF
Sunday September 17th 2017, 9am – 12:30pm
Fresh local farm produce direct from the producers.
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National Garden Scheme : Furzelea
Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR.
Sunday 17th September 2017, 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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Essex 10k
Hoe Mill Lock, Maldon
Sunday 17th September 2017
10K run which winds through the Essex countryside and along the beautiful Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.
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Copped Hall Guided Tour and Open Day
Copped Hall, nr Epping
Sunday 17th September 2017
Tours cover the whole of the gardens, a large part of the Georgian mansion, the cellars and the stables.
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Apple Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge
Gardens of Easton Lodge, nr Great Dunmow, CM6 2BB (follow brown signs on roads)
Sunday 17th September 2017
Monthly Open Day for a garden being rescued from dereliction. Hot food at lunchtime, take and cakes, dogs on lead welcome. Guided tours. Special Apple Day event, and once again the Bishops Stortford Ukulele Band will be performing
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Haven House at the Movies : Grease
Haven House Children’s Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LB
Sunday 17th September 2017.
Film starts at 7:30pm but please join us at our pop-up Grease Bar from 6:30pm. More details to be confirmed.
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National Garden Scheme : Dragons
Boyton Cross, Chelmsford CM1 4LS.
Wednesday 20th September 2017 (2-5pm).
A plantswoman’s ¾ acre garden, planted to encourage wildlife.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 21st September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 22nd September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Operating Day
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.
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Havens Kapow!
Wat Tyler Country Park, Basildon, SS16 4UH
Saturday 23rd September 2017
“We’re bringing for the first time ever this unique 5k Fun Run and inflatable obstacle course for you to conquer.”
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Battle of Britain Air Show
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017
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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Autumn Diesel Gala at Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway, Station Road, off High Street, Ongar Parking : CM5 9AB
Saturday 23rd September 2016 and Sunday 24th September 2016
“The second of our two diesel galas for 2017.”
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Essex Plant Heritage Autumn Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017
“Around 30 specialist nurseries from around the region will be setting up a one-stop shop at the garden and selling a range of seasonal favourites.”
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Pauline Grove Exhibition
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, CM 8RA
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to Sunday 1st October 2017
“Admire the work of award winning local artist Pauline Grove as she brings flowers to life in her beautiful water colour and acrylic work.”
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Operating Day with Steam
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Sunday 24th September 2017
One or more Steam locomotives operating. This may also include Heritage Diesel Trains.
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Open Day
Coalhouse Fort Project, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB
Sunday 24th September 2017
More details when available.
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Invitation to View : Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney Tower, nr Colchester
Sunday 24th September 2017, 11:00 am
A behind-the-scenes tour of the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country.
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31st Grand Motorbilia Day
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
Sunday 24th September, 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
More details when available.
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Steampunk Essextraordinaire III
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 24th September 2017
“Explore the fantastical world of Victorian Steampunk..”
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Invitation to View : Talliston
Talliston, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DU.
Sunday 24th September 2017, 12:00pm and 3pm
“Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.”
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Invitation to View : Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, CM4 9NR
Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10:00am
The house, which is listed Grade I, largely retains its original Tudor form and appearance with brick-mullioned windows, crow-step gables, tall chimneys, extensive oak panelling and two priests’ hiding places.
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National Gardens Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9RB.
Thursday 28th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
Friday 29th September 2017, 9am – 4pm.
“There is always plenty to see in this 10 acre garden with two ponds and the river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom.”
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Paw Patrol at Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Saturday 30th September 2017
Come and see Marshall and Skye.
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Barleylands Farmers Market
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 30th September 2017, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Free entry and cark park. Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market.”
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Days Out with Thomas
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3DZ
Saturday 30th September 2017 and Sunday 1st October 2017
This favourite engine and his friends visit the railway again on four weekends this year.
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