Not Long Now To The Trinity Fair

Sunday, May 21, 2017 admin 1

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 […]

A Rare Sight

Monday, May 1, 2017 admin 0

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.

Harry Potter Night In Rayleigh !

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 admin 0

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 […]

Lights Go On This Thursday

Monday, November 23, 2015 admin 0

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:      

Sports Awards 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 admin 0

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 […]

Looks Like A Winner

Friday, October 16, 2015 admin 0

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 […]

A House Worth Visiting…

Thursday, October 8, 2015 admin 0

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 […]

Tree by Tessa Framptn

Rochford Art Trail 2016

Monday, September 14, 2015 admin 0

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 […]

The Yachts Set Sail….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 1

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 […]