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Last updated Tue 14 August 2018

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AUG 2018

Thu 16 Aug 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – Edward Thomas.

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

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 17 Aug 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

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

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 18 Aug 2018
COFFEE MORNING

All proceeds to Havens Hospices.

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & TALK
‘THE HISTORY OF STIBBARDS, FAMILY UNDERTAKERS’ BY MARTIN STIBBARDS

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh.

Coffee served from 10.30am. Talk starts at 11.00am.

Free admission.

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

Mon 20 Aug 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

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

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Sat 25 Aug to Mon 27 Aug 2018
HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION (HOFS) OPEN WEEKEND

Artists in the 20 studios at HOFS and HOFS house next door will open their doors to the public, with the work of painters, photographers and sculptors on display – artists will be available to talk about their work, and some will run workshops covering a variety of techniques and media. There will also be an exhibition of work by HOFS artists.

Community groups who regularly run sessions in the main hall (the Appliance Bay where fire engines were once kept) will be demonstrating what they do – from chair-fit pilates to kung foo and jazz co-op sessions – and providing information about how to join up.

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

From 10.00pm to 5.00pm each day

Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

Members of the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group, who have a studio in HOFS, will be available from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday to chat about local history, scan old photos, sell local history books etc.

For more information, phone 07769 582723 or e-mail Brian Hickey at b.hickey990@btinternet.com.

Poster available here.

Sat 25 Aug 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

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

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

SEP 2018

Sat 1 Sep & Sun 2 Sep 2018
DUTCH COTTAGE MUSEUM 400th ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTY

Celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2018. Join us for music, singing, dancing, stalls, hot and cold food, drinks and ice cream.

From 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Organised by Benfleet & District Historical Society – website here.

Sun 2 Sep 2018
HADLEIGH COMMUNITY SUMMER FAYRE

With live music, arena displays, beer tent, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, craft & game stalls, international food area, savouries, cakes and sweets.

At John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh, SS7

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Poster available here.

Essex Lottery – We are now one of the good causes on the Essex Lottery – see:
https://www.essexlottery.co.uk/support/improve-appearance-of-hadleigh-essex

HCG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hadleighcommunitygroup

Sat 8 Sep 2018
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 Sep 2018
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Meet Hadleigh and Daws Heath councillors to discuss issues, ask advice and raise concerns on Council matters.

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Surgeries held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Sat 8 Sep 2018
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 the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

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

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2018.

Poster available here.

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

Sat 8 Sep 2018
BEAT AND BEANS CAFE

Live music with beverages and snacks in an informal café style.

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.

Poster available here.

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

Sun 9 Sep 2018
HAVENS HOSPICES FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

To celebrate the launch of the new Fair Havens for life appeal. Plenty to see and do from live music and reptile encounters to a craft fair and fairground rides, refreshments and much more.   

At Priory Pary, Southend, SS2 6ND.

From 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Free admission.

Parking at Priory Park is limited but Southend United Football Club is opening their car park for those attending the event.

Poster available here.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/471700333251791

Wed 12 Sep 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

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

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Wed 12 Sep 2018
ESSEX HANDICRAFT ASSOCIATION (SE ESSEX BRANCH) TALK
‘HISTORY OF FOOTWEAR’ BY PETER WARD

At St Barnabas Church Hall, corner of Church Road / Woodfield Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2JE.

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

New members welcome. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month except August. For more information about the local branch, phone Rosie on 01702 479862 or Rosemary on 01702 559151.

Sat 15 Sep 2018
COFFEE MORNING

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

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

Sat 15 Sep 2018
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 4.00pm followed by a sale of donated exhibits and the raffle.

Admission £1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

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

Mon 17 Sep 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

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

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 20 Sep 2018
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.

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

Thu 20 Sep 2018
ESSEX POETRY FESTIVAL – MERVYN LINFORD

Mervyn will read and talk about his poetry.

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

From 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Tickets £4.00 – book online at https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/events.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Poster available here.

Fri 21 Sep 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

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

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 29 Sep 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

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

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

Sat 29 Sep 2018
THE SALVATION ARMY LONDON CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP BAND IN CONCERT WITH MASSED SONGSTERS

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

Starts at 7.00pm.

More details to come.

The London Central Fellowship Band website: http://www.lcfb.org.uk

OCT 2018

Mon 1 Oct 2018
BENFLEET AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
‘DAYS OF DOLLY BLUE AND IZAL’ BY BRIAN CARLINE

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet,

Starts at 8.00pm

Visitors £3.00. New members welcome.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Wed 10 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

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

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Sat 13 Oct 2018
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 Oct 2018
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Meet Hadleigh and Daws Heath councillors to discuss issues, ask advice and raise concerns on Council matters.

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Surgeries held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Mon 15 Oct 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

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

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 18 Oct 2018
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.

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

Thu 18 Oct 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

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

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 19 Oct 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

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

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 20 Oct 2018
COFFEE MORNING

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

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

Sat 27 Oct 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

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

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

NOV 2018

Sat 3 Nov 2018
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & TALK
‘THE HISTORY OF HADLEIGH’ BY IAN YEARSLEY

Ian is a well-known local author and wrote one of the two books about Hadleigh’s history.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh.

Coffee served from 10.30am. Talk starts at 11.00am.

Free admission.

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

Mon 5 Nov 2018
BENFLEET AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘CANVEY IN POSTCARDS THROUGH THE AGES’ BY JANET WALDEN

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet,

Starts at 8.00pm

Visitors £3.00. New members welcome.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Sat 10 Nov 2018
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 Nov 2018
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

Meet Hadleigh and Daws Heath councillors to discuss issues, ask advice and raise concerns on Council matters.

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Surgeries held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Sat 10 Nov 2018
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 the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

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

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2018.

Poster available here.

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

Wed 14 Nov 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

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

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Thu 15 Nov 2018
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.

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

Thu 15 Nov 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

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

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 16 Nov 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

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

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 17 Nov 2018
CHRISTMAS FAYRE

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

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

Sat 17 Nov 2018
CHESS AT ST JAMES THE LESS

Chess Master or Beginner? Come along to the Chess Club at St James the Less. Tuition available.

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

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, phone Colin Melluish on 01702 555291.

Mon 19 Nov 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

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

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

DEC 2018

Sat 1 Dec 2018
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Come along to sing carols and see the Christmas lights switched on.

At the gardens by the eastern end of St James The Less Church graveyard

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing. Lights switch-on at 4.30pm. (TBC)

Refreshments served afterwards in the church vestry.

Sat 8 Dec 2018
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

Wed 12 Dec 2018
COFFEE MORNING

With home-made cakes. £2.00 for cake and as much coffee/tea as you wish.

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

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/?page_id=146

Sat 15 Dec 2018
COFFEE MORNING WITH MINCE PIES

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

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

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

Sat 15 Dec 2018
FRIENDS OF HADLEIGH CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WITH ‘GAUDEAMUS’

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh.

Starts at 7.30pm. (TBC)

Tickets £10.00, including mulled wine and mince pies.

Tickets bookable from – TBA.

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

Mon 17 Dec 2018
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS DROP-IN

CAVS Ways to Wellness is a project for the Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford area that aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to services and opportunities available in your community.

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

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Held every 3rd Monday of the month.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 20 Dec 2018
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

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

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Fri 21 Dec 2018
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

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

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

 

 

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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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