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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.

MAR 2019

Mon 18 Mar 2019
RE-OPENING OF THE SALVATION ARMY RARE BREEDS CENTRE

Open from 10.00am to 5.00pm every day. Please note last entry is 4.30pm.

We will be open every day until Sunday 3rd November but closed on Good Friday (Friday 19th April).

RBC website: https://hadleighfarm.org.uk/visit-us/rare-breeds-centre

Mon 18 Mar 2019
SAVE OUR CASTLE POINT LIBRARIES PUBLIC MEETING

Note: Earlier error in date corrected.

Organised by Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE). Come along and learn about Essex County Council’s plans to shut the libraries on the mainland part of Caste Point.

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

Starts at 7.00pm.

Poster available here.

SOLE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurLibrariesEssex/

Wed 20 Mar 2019
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID FOOD INFORMATION SESSION

Is your baby ready for solid foods? Come along to this information session offering simple ideas to support you and your baby when moving to solid foods. Organised by Essex Family Wellbeing Service delivered by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s.

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

From 10.30am to 11.30am.

Coffee served.

Grandparents also welcome to attend the session.

Poster available here.

Essex Family Wellbeing Service website: https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk

Wed 20 Mar 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HADLEIGH LENT COURSE (SESSION 2 of 5)

Studying the York Course ‘On the Third Day’ written by Bishop John Pritchard – more information available here.

Session 2 to be led by Rev. Sue Croucher, Curate for the Parish of Thundersley.

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

Starts at 7.30pm.

All welcome.

Thu 21 Mar 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 21 Mar 2019
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject –  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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 23 Mar 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE TALK & COFFEE MORNING
‘POLICING IN VICTORIAN TIMES’ BY GORDON SINCLAIR

Gordon was a policeman in Hadleigh and Thundersley and is now one of the administrators of the very popular Thundersley Facebook page

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

Sun 24 Mar 2019
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

Note: Date previously publicised incorrectly as Sun 31 Mar. Apologies for confusion.

Good coffee in friendly company, thinking about the relevance of Jesus today.

Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

From 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

Held on the fourth Sunday of each month.

All welcome.

Wed 27 Mar 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HADLEIGH LENT COURSE (SESSION 3 of 5)

Studying the York Course ‘On the Third Day’ written by Bishop John Pritchard – more information available here.

Session 3 to be led by Rev. Pete Moorhouse, Minister of Hadleigh Methodist Church.

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

Starts at 7.30pm.

All welcome.

APR 2019

Wed 3 Apr 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HADLEIGH LENT COURSE (SESSION 4 of 5)

Studying the York Course ‘On the Third Day’ written by Bishop John Pritchard – more information available here.

Session 4 to be led by Sheena Slater, Lay Minister at St James the Less Church.

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

Starts at 7.30pm.

All welcome.

Wed 3 Apr 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH VISIT BY SUDBURY PHILATELIC SOCIETY

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 Apr 2019
PARISH JUMBLE SALE

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

Starts at 1.30pm.

Refreshments available.

More details to come.

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

Wed 10 Apr 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

Wed 10 Apr 2019
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS ‘ZULU’ (Cert PG)

Zululand, South Africa, 1879. The British are fighting the Zulus and one of their columns has just been wiped out at Isandlwana. The Zulus next fix their sights on the small British outpost at Rorke's Drift. At the outpost are 150 British troops under the command of Lieutenants Bromhead and Chard. In the next few days these 150 troops will fight about 4,000 Zulus in one of the most courageous battles in history.

This is a special screening in association with the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (H&TCA). Actor James Booth lived in Hadleigh and H&TCA have commissioned a short film showcasing a series of photographic portraits by local photographer Robert Hallmann shot in the 1970s at his home. Robert fondly recalls meeting James Booth and James' son recounts anecdotes of his father. The film will be screened prior to the main feature. A special prize draw raffle will be open from early 2019.

Trailer available on YouTube here.

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

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets £5.00 on sale from Eventbrite approximately one month in advance – see KCC website (link below) for details. If not sold out in advance, remaining tickets may be purchased at the door from 5.00pm on the evening.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments available. Bring a cushion (or two).

KCC website: http://www.arterialculture.com/cinema.html
KCC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kingswaycommunitycinema.

Wed 10 Apr 2019
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HADLEIGH LENT COURSE (SESSION 5 of 5)

Studying the York Course ‘On the Third Day’ written by Bishop John Pritchard – more information available here.

Session 5 to be led by Rev. Andy Hudson, Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Thundersley (which includes St Michael’s Church, Daws Heath, a member of Churches Together in Hadleigh).

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

Starts at 7.30pm.

All welcome.

Sat 13 Apr 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 Apr 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 13 Apr 2019
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ WITH MONDAY FOLK

Live music from Monday Folk with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the singers and musicians 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 13 Apr 2019
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION SPRING 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

Sun 14 Apr 2019
DINO TRAIL

In aid of the new Fair Havens Hospice. With Dino Trail, stalls, toy sale, go-karts, face painting, soft-play area, reptiles, food, drink and more.

At Little Havens Hospice, Daws Heath Road, Daws Heath, Thundersley, SS7 2LH.

From 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Tickets: £5.00 per person, £15.00 family of four – CASH ONLY event.

Ticket will include a Dino Trail map and an Easter egg on completion of the trail.

Please wear wellington boots and appropriate clothing as it may get muddy on the trail. Pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Sorry, no dogs.

Havens Hospices website: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk
havens Hospice Fundraising Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HavensEvents

Thu 18 Apr 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

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, Hadleigh where refreshments, including hot cross buns, will be served.

All welcome.

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
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

MAY 2019

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

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

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.

Starts at 2.00pm.

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

Sat 8 Jun 2019
HANDICRAFT SALE

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

Starts at 2.00pm.

For Parish funds.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Thank you for browsing this far. I hope you find the site useful.

 

I’ll be adding a few extras to HELIX over coming months but, for the time being, if you’d like to see what the site looked like in October 2011, when it was hosted on a free platform known as Beehive, then click here. If I had the time, I would create an updated version of the old site but involvement in other projects, such as the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive, currently precludes that happening.

 

 

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