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Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange

WHAT’S ON IN HADLEIGH & nearby

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Last updated Thu 18 Apr 2019

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*** FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE ESSEX LIBRARIES CONSULTATION ***

An audio recording of Essex County Council’s extraordinary Full Council meeting on Tue 12 Mar 2019, at which the plan to close libraries was discussed, can be heard here.

An audio recording of the ‘Save Our Libraries – Castle Point’ meeting held on 18 Mar 2019 in Hadleigh Old Fire Station can be heard here. Thanks to Ian Harp.

APR 2019

Fri 19 Apr 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER UNITED GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE & WALK OF WITNESS

United Service at Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

Starts at 10.15am.

Followed at 11.00am by a Walk of Witness along London Road to Hadleigh United Reformed Church in Church Road, where refreshments, including hot cross buns, will be served.

All welcome.

Sat 20 Apr 2019
TRAIDCRAFT BIG BREW

To celebrate 40 years of the Traidcraft family, we’re hosting a Big Brew. So come along, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

For more information, please phone Anne on 01268 755291.

Poster available here.

TMC website: http://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk
Traidcraft website: https://www.traidcraft.org.uk/bigbrew

Sat 20 Apr 2019
SOUTH ESSEX YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
“MUSIC FROM TWO CONTINENTS”

A selection of music originating from Africa and Middle America including spirituals, calypso, ragtime and blues. In support of Help for Heroes.

Conductor & Compère: Malcolm Hiscock.

At the Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets: Adults £9.00, Senior Citizens £8.00, Students & Children £5.00, Family (2 adults + 2 children £20.00).

To book tickets or for more information, phone 01268 743069 or 01702 207912 or e-mail boxoffice@seyso.org.uk. Tickets on the door subject to availability.

Poster available here.

SEYSO website: http://www.seyso.org.uk

Sun 21 Apr 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER EASTER DAY SUNRISE SERVICE

The traditional Easter Day service to celebrate the risen Lord.

At Hadleigh Castle, at the end of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.

Starts at 6.00am.

All welcome.

Sat 27 Apr 2019
HADLEIGH LIBRARY COMMUNITY DAY

With events and activities for children and adults. Meet local groups and societies and see what goes in our community.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For further information, please phone 03330 132666.

Hadleigh Library website:
https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/library-locations-and-opening-times/hadleigh-library

Sat 27 Apr 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH STALLS & RAFFLE IN AID OF THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS

Also featuring singing by the Hadleigh Junior School Choir from 10.00am to 10.30am.

At Barnabas Church, Church Road/Woodfield Road corner, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Admission £1.50 at the door.

Poster available here.

St Barnabas Church website: http://www.stbarnabas-hadleigh.org.uk

Sat 27 Apr 2019
A CHARITY CONCERT
WITH THE SALVATION ARMY LONDON NORTH EAST FELLOWSHIP BAND
AND SPECIAL GUESTS THE TILBURY BAND AND THE DEDICATED DIVAS

In aid of Havens Hospices.

At the Salvation Army Hadleigh Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.00pm.

Tickets £5.00 – available from Temple reception (open Mon-Fri 9.00am to 12 noon).

SA Hadleigh Temple website: https://hadleightemple.org.uk

Sat 27 Apr 2019
QUIZ NIGHT

In aid of 2nd Thundersley Scouts.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley.

Starts at 7.30pm.

To book a table, phone Dot on 01268 752012.

2nd Thundersley Scouts website: http://www.2ndthundersley.co.uk

Sun 28 Apr 2019
SPRING FAIR

Organised by Hadleigh Community Group, raising funds for flower baskets and more Christmas lights in Hadleigh. With children’s merry-go-round, craft and plants stalls, home-made cakes, raffle and lots more.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00pm to 3.00pm.

Refreshments available.

Poster available here.

HCG Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Community-Group-Essex-321957034873753

Sun 28 Apr 2019
BLUEBELL DAY

Organised by the Castle Point branch of Essex Wildlife Trust at Pound Wood, Tile Wood and Little Havens centred on St Michael's Church Hall. There will be guided walks, entertainment, activities for children and more, plus, we hope, carpets of bluebells to admire.

Centred on St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 12 noon to 5.00pm. (Last guided walk starts at 4.00pm.)

Refreshments available.

EWT Castle Point group web page:
https://www.essexwt.org.uk/support-us/get-involved/local-groups/castle-point

MAY 2019

Sat 4 May 2019
HAVENS HOSPICES CANVEY COMMUNITY CHALLENGE FAMILY FUN DAY

Everyone is invited to enjoy live music, fun activities and support the launch of the Canvey Community Challenge. We will then be asking local businesses, schools, and individuals to all partake in fundraising of their choosing.

Our Canvey Community Challenge is a great opportunity to have fun with friends, family and colleagues whilst raising funds for your local hospice. A new Fair Havens will give  people in South East Essex a new, modern hospice to turn to when they are facing an illness that cannot be cured and from which they are likely to die. Your fundraising will be securing the future of modern hospice care for your area.

At the Lobster Smack pub, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR.

From 12 noon to 5.00pm.

Canvey Community Challenge poster available here.

Havens Hospices website: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk

Wed 8 May 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 11 May 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 11 May 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 11 May 2019
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2019. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ WITH MIKE DAVIS

Live music with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the guest singer in historic surroundings.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019
JUMBLE SALE

In aid of 2nd Thundersley Scouts.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley.

Starts at 1.30pm.

2nd Thundersley Scouts website: http://www.2ndthundersley.co.uk

Sat 11 May 2019
LEIGH ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR TOGETHER WITH THE TWO ELIZABETHS

A charity concert in aid of Southend Christians Against Poverty Debt Advice Centre featuring LOMVC and the two sopranos Elizabeth Dunlop and Elizabeth Upsher.

At Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1NN.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £8.00 (concessions £7.00) from www.lomvc.org/tickets or 01702 472216.

Poster available here.

Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir website: https://lomvc.org
The Two Elizabeths Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetwoelizabeths

Thu 16 May 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 16 May 2019
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – Roger McGough.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Sat 18 May 2019
COUNTRY MUSIC EVENING WITH SUPPER

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

Starts at 6.00pm.

Tickets £10.00 – to book, phone 01702 5517886 or 07796 657927.

Choice of fish and chips or chicken and chips for supper – please specify when booking.

Poster available here.

JUN 2019

Wed 5 Jun 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘GB POSTAL STATIONERY & FORCES AND WARTIME MAIL’ BY JOHN RAWLINS

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p. 

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Sat 8 Jun 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 8 Jun 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 8 Jun 2019
STRAWBERRY TEA FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Poster available here.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 8 Jun 2019
HANDICRAFT SALE

A variety of craft items, knitting wool and haberdashery items for sale.

At St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

For Parish funds.

Poster available here.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 8 Jun 2019
SOUTHEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT

Programme to include:
Neilsen ~ Helios Overture
Grieg ~ Piano Concerto
Sibelius ~ Symphony No 5

At the Salvation Army Hadleigh Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.30pm.

More details to come.

For more information phone 01268 755005 or visit the SSO website.

SSO website: https://www.southendsymphony.com

Wed 12 Jun 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 15 Jun 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE TALK & COFFEE MORNING
‘HADLEIGH AND CRIME IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY’ BY ANDREW SUMMERS

Andrew is a Hadleigh author and historian and the managing editor of Essex Hundred Publications.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

A FREE event (donations welcome).

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 15 Jun 2019
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION SUMMER SHOW

With classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, homecrafts and photography.

At Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Entries from 9.00am to 11.00am

Viewing from 2.00pm to about 4.00pm followed by the raffle draw.

Admission £1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Thu 20 Jun 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 22 Jun 2019
TRILLOGY IN CONCERT

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Starts at 7.30pm.

More details to come.

Trillogy website: http://www.trillogysingers.co.uk
Church website: https://hadleighchurch.org.uk

JUL 2019

Wed 3 Jul 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘SWISS NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS’
BY ERIC LIENHARD

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p. 

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Sat 6 Jul 2019
ST JAMES THE LESS CHURCH HADLEIGH FAIR

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00am to 2.00pm.

St James the Less Church website: https://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Wed 10 Jul 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 13 Jul 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 13 Jul 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 13 Jul 2019
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2019. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 13 Jul 2019
DAWS HEATH VILLAGE FAYRE

At St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 12.30pm to 4.00pm.

Pitches available at £15 – phone Ken on 01702 555573.

Thu 18 Jul 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 20 Jul 2019
SUMMER FAIR

At St Barnabas Church, Church Road/Woodfield Road corner, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

More details to come.

St Barnabas Church website: http://www.stbarnabas-hadleigh.org.uk

Sun 21 Jul 2019
CASTLE POINT SHOW

This show is the biggest event in Castle Point and the most popular with visitors and exhibitors alike. It regularly attracts over 4000 visitors and over 100 stall holders from within and outside the Castle Point area.  We also have live music, donkey rides, bouncy castles, food and drink stalls and it’s a great fund raising opportunity for all our local charities and beyond to raise awareness and vital funds.   

At Waterside Farm Show Ground, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9RA.

From 11.00am to 4.00pm.

For further details or to enquire about being a stallholder, please contact Joanne Wadeson by e-mail at jwadeson@castlepoint.gov.uk or by phone on 01268 882474.

AUG 2019

Wed 7 Aug 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘WAR TAX OVERPRINTS OF WW1’
BY GEOFFREY MILLER

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p. 

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Sat 10 Aug 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 10 Aug 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Wed 14 Aug 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Thu 15 Aug 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 17 Aug 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE TALK & COFFEE MORNING
‘A HADLEIGH SHEPHERD’ BY TERRY BARCLAY

Terry, from Hadleigh, is a member of the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group and Secretary of AGES Historical & Archaeological Association.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

A FREE event (donations welcome).

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

SEP 2019

Sun 1 Sep 2019
HADLEIGH COMMUNITY FAIR

Organised by Hadleigh Community Group. Fundraising for Hadleigh’s Christmas lights and flower baskets.

At John H. Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh.

More details to come.

HCG website: http://www.hadleighcommunitygroup.co.uk
HCG Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Community-Group-Essex-321957034873753

Wed 4 Sep 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘VICTORIANA’ BY CHRIS DRAKE

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p. 

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Wed 11 Sep 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 14 Sep 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 14 Sep 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 14 Sep 2019
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2019. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 14 Sep 2019
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION HARVEST SHOW

With classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, homecrafts and photography.

At Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Entries from 9.00am to 11.00am

Viewing from 2.00pm to about 4.00pm followed by the raffle draw.

Admission £1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 21 Sep 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE DISPLAY & DROP-IN ON ‘OLD HADLEIGH SHOPS’

Hadleigh & Thundersley Archive Group invite you to reminisce about old Hadleigh shops. Tell us your memories to help with our research. Bring shop-related photos and documents for scanning.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Refreshments available.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

OCT 2019

Sat 5 Oct 2019
ASTRONOMY OPEN NIGHT

Organised by Castle Point Astronomy Club, Southend Planetarium and Hadleigh Park. If you've never been before, record your favourite Saturday night shows to watch later and come along and see some REAL stars, and planets, nebulae and galaxies too. The Members of the Castle Point Astronomy Club will make available their telescopes and other equipment to give you stunning views of objects in the night sky.

At Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

From 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

None of our telescopes are able to see through clouds so it would be advisable to take a look at the sky before attending the Open Night to avoid disappointment. Also check our website (link below) on the day. If we decide to cancel it for any reason, we will post this on the website and on Twitter, normally by 4.00pm.

Free admission but donations welcome (any monies raised go towards Hadleigh Park and CPAC funds, to enhance future events). Please note that there is a charge for car parking at Hadleigh Park.

CPAC: https://www.cpac.org.uk/opennight.asp

Wed 9 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 12 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 12 Oct 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Thu 17 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

NOV 2019

Sat 2 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE TALK & COFFEE MORNING
‘THE CHOPPEN FAMILY’ BY BOB DELDERFIELD

Bob is a well-known historian and speaker from Daws Heath. He has also written a book on the Choppen family of Hadleigh, which was published by the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group in 2018 – see here.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

A FREE event (donations welcome).

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Wed 6 Nov 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘STATE OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1857-63’ & ‘GB MACHIN FORGERIES 1993 TO DATE’ BY DON DAVIS

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p. 

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Sat 9 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 9 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 9 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2019. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Wed 13 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 16 Nov 2019
CHRISTMAS MARKET

At St Barnabas Church, Church Road/Woodfield Road corner, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

More details to come.

St Barnabas Church website: http://www.stbarnabas-hadleigh.org.uk

Thu 21 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 23 Nov 2019
CHRISTMAS MARKET

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

More details to come.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 30 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
WITH COMMUNITY CAROL SINGING

At the green space and seating area with the Christmas tree – near the eastern end of St James the Less Church graveyard.

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing - Christmas lights switch-on at 4.30pm.

DEC 2019

Wed 11 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Fri 13 Dec 2019
FRIENDS OF HADLEIGH CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

More details to come.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 14 Dec 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Thu 19 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

 

 

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