Look out for this: The original Trinity Fair ran in Rayleigh each year from 1227. The Trinity Fair was shut down in 1899 as it had become “too rowdy.” Now in 2017 Rayleigh Trinity Fair is being brought back by Haddon Events and Rayleigh Town Council. The High Street will […]
Two young stilt-walkers walking through Rayleigh today, part of a stilt walk from Southend to London as a message of community, culture and hope.
From the District Council website: Harry Potter Book Night at Rayleigh Library Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 17:00 to 19:00 Get in the magical spirit of Harry Potter at Rayleigh Library on Thursday 2nd February, 5-7pm. Why not come dressed as your favourite character? Join in some wizardly fun […]
The big Christmas lights switch-on in Rayleigh High Street is always a very good affair. It’s something that the Town Council, and the townspeople themselves , do very well. This year it’s on Thursday:
The shortlists for the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards have been announced on the District Councilwebsite. The two names for Rochford Sports Personality of the Year are: Kristian Brown – athletics and Taylor Carter – golf One of the people presenting the awards at the Gala Evening, on November […]
Stephen Kavanagh (the Chief Constable) and Nick Alston (the elected Police & Crime Commisioner) are coming to Sweyne Park School on November 12th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm to answer questions from the public. Find out more here. This could be an interesting evening, and a chance to ask […]
Let’s give some credit to Rayleigh Town Council for arranging for the Southend United team to turn on the Xmas lights this year. As the Echo reports: SOUTHEND United Football Club will be switching on Rayleigh’s Christmas lights this year. Rayleigh’s Christmas Lights Event will be held on Thursday November […]
From the District Council website: Rochford District Council are opening the Old House to the public this Halloween for a special day and evening of ‘spooktacular’ tours. Built in 1270, the Old House has many a ghostly tale attached to it – so for one night only the council’s Communications […]
This year’s Art Trail will run from Thursday 17 to Saturday 26 September 2015. You can download a guide here. One of the artists is Tessa Frampton, whose website describes her work as follows: Paintings, wall hangings and sketchbooks inspired by the changing seasons and diverse landscapes of Essex and […]
One of the extra bonuses of a country walk in the autumn is the chance to forage…
We wrote recently about the Cllipper Round The World Yacht Race that started this weekend: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th […]
These are the two latest art exhibitions at the Rayleigh Windmill: “Impressionist” images of objects seen in the Hubble Space Telescope could be interesting….