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Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange

WHAT’S ON IN HADLEIGH & nearby

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Last updated Sat 25 May 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.

An article by Phil Coley about the protest march from Tarpots Library to South Benfleet Library on 27 Apr 2019 may be viewed here.

COMPLETE THE ALTERNATIVE ‘SAVE OUR LIBRARIES ESSEX’ CONSULTATION ON THE SURVEYMONKEY WEBSITE – SEE HERE.

MAY 2019

Sat 25 May 2019
HADLEIGH LIBRARY ELMER DAY

Dress in your brightest clothes and join us for a celebration of Elmer’s 30th birthday.

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

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Website: http://www.elmerday.co.uk

Sat 25 May 2019
THE SOUTHEND BAND IN CONCERT
PRESENTING ‘WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE’

Featuring music from the Swing and Big Band eras with musical direction by David Clark and special guest Alison Quarrell.

At Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SJ.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets 8.00 – available at the door or book in advance by phoning 07970 081324.

In aid of Wesley Methodist Church’s work in the local community.

Southend Band website: https://www.southendband.com
Wesley Methodist Church website: http://www.wesleymethodist.org.uk

Wed 29 May 2019
HADLEIGH PARK ROUNDHOUSE OPEN DAY

Discover the past in our replica Roundhouse Open morning. A member of our team will be available to answer questions and show some interesting artefacts from the Stone & Iron Age. This event is free to join and is the perfect way to learn some historical facts, whether just for fun or as part of a school topic.

At Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

From 9.30am to 11.30am.

FREE entry.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Hadleigh Park Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HadleighPark

JUN 2019

Sat 1 Jun 2019
HADLEIGH LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY DAY

With displays and illustrated talks. Organised in conjunction with Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group.

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

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sun 2 Jun 2019
PARISH OF THUNDERSLEY & DAWS HEATH PET SERVICE & THANKSGIVING FOR ANIMALS

All animals are welcome – big or small – with an opportunity to remember pets no longer with us. Photos of your pet if they are shy (or not good with other animals) are welcome.

At St Peter’s Church, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

Starts at 3.00pm.

Please send jpg images of pets that could be used in the service to Rev. Andy Hudson at andyhudson483@btinternet.com.

St Peter’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk
St Peter’s Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parishofthundersley

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.

Tickets 10.00, concessions 9.00, under 18s 1.00.

For more information or to book tickets please phone Mandy on 07486 661597.

Tickets also available at the door. 1.00 discount if booked in advance.

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

Tue 11 Jun 2019
COFFEE MORNING & BOOK SALE

Unlimited tea/coffee 1.10, cakes and pastries from 70p.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Poster available here.

St Peter’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk
St Peter’s Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parishofthundersley

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
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

All proceeds to Fair Havens Hospice.

Poster available here.

TMC website: http://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk

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.

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

Admission 1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

Poster available here.

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

Sun 16 Jun 2019
HADLEIGH BOWLS CLUB ANNUAL GALA DAY

Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of fun games on the rinks with BBQ, tombola, raffle and many side shows.

At John H Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2NQ.

From 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

Free entry.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes plus drinks from the bar on sale all afternoon.

Please wear flat shoes to protect the green.

Club website: https://www.hadleighbowlsclubessex.co.uk

Wed 19 Jun 2019
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS ‘GREEN BOOK’ (CERT 12A)

Winner of 3 Oscars – Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Screenplay.

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. From the official website

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, 20 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets 5.00 – Book in advance via Eventbrite or pay at the door if seats available.

Free parking.

KC Cinema website: http://www.arterialculture.com/cinema.html
KC Cinema Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingswaycommunitycinema

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 – ‘SONGS FROM THE MOVIES’

A Midsummer Treat of Trios, Solos and Duets. Accompanist Andrew Palmer.

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

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets at the door 10.00.

Refreshments served after the concert.

For more information, please phone 01268 757370 or 01268 771779.

Poster available here.

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

Sat 29 Jun 2019
THE ORPHEUS SINGERS PRESENT SUMMER PROMS WITH THE SOUTHEND BAND

Compered by Sadie Nine of BBC Essex.

Starts at 7.30pm.

At St Michael & All Angels Church, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1LF.

Tickets: 10.00, concessions 9.00 – to book, phone 07518 382390.

As it is Armed Forces Day, there will be a collection for a military charity.

The Orpheus Singers website: http://www.theorpheussingers.co.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

Fun for all the family with live entertainment, tea and cakes, strawberries and ice cream, games and competitions, plants, bric-a-brac, children’s toys and books, local history groups, meet your councillors and raffle.

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

From 10.30am to 2.30pm (note change of times).

Free admission with free parking in Rectory Road and Endway car parks.

To book a table, please phone 01702 556600 or 01702 426998.

Poster available here.

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

Sat 20 Jul & Sun 21 Jul 2019
CAST & CREW THEATRE WORKSHOP PRESENT ‘BUNKERED’
- A COMEDY BY LYNN BRITTNEY

An amateur production by Cast & Crew.

At Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, SS7 5HA.

Sat 20 Jul performances at 2.45pm and 7.45pm.
Sun 21 Jul performance at 2.45pm.

Tickets 5.00 (concessions 5.00) – to book, phone 07544 273535.

Cast & Crew website: http://www.castandcrew.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

Sun 4 Aug 2019
MEET THE TUDORS DAY

Meet the Lord, the cook, the beekeeper, the traveller and, of course, King Henry VIII himself,

At Southchurch Hall, Southchurch Hall Gardens, Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2TE.

From 11.00am to 3.30pm.

Admission: 4.00 per person (12.00 group ticket for four people).

To book, visit www.southendlam.eventbrite.co.uk or pay on the day.

Southend Museums Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/southendmuseums

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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