12th September: Heritage Open Day: Edible England!

HOFS and H&TCA 10th Anniversary 12th September 2021

Fresh e-poster on HOFS for 12th September
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Heritage at HOFS
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Heritage Open Day 12th September 2021
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Harvest Festival
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The Fire Service in Hadleigh in 15 minutes
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Harvest Festival
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AGES AHA Project Launch on Zoom
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Edible resources: Rochford Heritage Tapestry
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Running by HOFS
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Heritage Open Day, 12th September 2021

Open Day

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station Community (HOFS) 19 High Street, Hadleigh, ESSEX  SS7 2PA;   the Open Day is a free entry event on Sunday 12th Sept. 2021 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of both HOFS and Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive.

It is being organised by Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (H&TCA) with kind support from ACAVA (the arts charity which runs HOFS) in partnership with The Salvation Army Castle Point Mission Team.    More information on this event is available here.

More information is available on all Open Days at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk  

This event is part of a Heritage weekend – see separate entry by The Salvation Army, Hadleigh Farm Estate for 11th September, which includes an exhibition at one of the original farmhouses, with optional self-led trail, to learn how Hadleigh Farm Estate and its unique environment has contributed to ‘Edible England’.

Community Harvest Festival

The Salvation Army kick-starts Sunday 12th September  10.30am – 11.15am  with an ecumenical Hadleigh Community Harvest Festival (Church Service) in the Hadleigh Old Fire Station “Parade Yard”.    All are welcome. Traditional fruit & vegetable display (your gifts of tinned food, pasta, pulses and vegetables will be welcomed.)

Thrill to the brass band; join in with the hymn singing; the theme of Edible England is reinforced with a formal thanksgiving & blessing of harvest. Then get tea & coffee from the Light Refreshments area.
All food donations from the Harvest Festival will support the SA Castle Point Food Bank.

NOTE:   Inclement weather moves the Harvest Festival service to the SA Temple

The HOFS event is just one part of a local Heritage weekend – including –

The Salvation Army Castle Point Mission Team is opening Park Farmhouse on Hadleigh Farm Estate on Saturday 11th September. Attractions include: exhibition and a self-led trail.  Learn how Hadleigh Farm Estate and its unique environment has contributed to ‘Edible England’
 More details here.

HOFS Sunday 12th September event continues both inside and outside HOFS after 11:15 am
Hadleigh’s Old Fire Station (built 90 years ago) will open from 11:30 am until 4pm

 Inside Events

  • Slide-shows of Hadleigh Fire Service and vintage Hadleigh Salvation Army Farms
  • Book stalls – local history books Essex Hundred
  • Display of wartime recipe books by Sandra Harvey
  • Bric-a-Brac – Jackie Richardson supporting Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
  • Home and Garden Gifts for All by Jasell Home Interiors
  • Woodturning Craft Stall – Dennis Carter  supporting EWT  
  • Deliciously Light Refreshments – Team supporting Falconer Trust
  • Displays of local history by Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive experts 
  • Book Launch with Author Signing: “The Harveys – A Farming Family in Thundersley, Hadleigh & Faraway Places”  by Vivienne Salmon
  • Photographic exhibition “Hadleigh Fire Brigade” by Robert Hallmann
  • Art exhibition of recent Cyanotypes by Alan Hockett
  • Old-fashioned Yarn Spinning display – Ann Jefferies  (Fabric not tall tales)
  • Prehistoric South East Essex – David Carr & Mark Peterson
  • Rochford Heritage Tapestry “Markets & Maritime”
  • Ian Yearsley Books – Ian & Alison Yearsley

Outside Events

  • AGES local archaeological society well-dressing display (partnered by Hadleigh Junior School) and interim report on current HLF-funded project “All’s Well that Ends Well”  researching historic water sources in the locality
  • Local History Walks:  Victorian Hadleigh with local historian Sandra Harvey from 11am – weather dependent
  • Hadleigh Ward Councillors Meet & Greet Gazebo. Questions & Answers
  • Hadleigh Community Group “Creating Community” Kevin Foley and team
  • Fabulous Vintage Tractor (1955)

Booking and directions:   No booking required;
Directions: Hadleigh Old Fire Station SS7 2PA  is the brick-built fire station on the A13 London Road in Hadleigh, Essex

Abundant free parking at Morrisons {opposite HOFS} 175 London Rd, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2RB

The whole event closes at 4.00pm prompt and will be run in line with current local & national government COVID-19 sanitation guidelines.

Disabled Parking:   One parking space on site specifically designated.
Please book with Sue Willis on 07807 506521

Please maintain a respectful, distanced contact with other visitors and displays, both during the Harvest Festival and when visiting the activities.

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