TABLE Top Sale: Aldham Village Hall, Saturday, November 16, 10.30am-12.30pm. Entry free, refreshments available. To book a stall, call Anne on 01206 211624.


Ardleigh & District Horticultural Society: “Beeleigh Abbey Gardens” will be the subject of the talk by Chris Cork at Ardleigh Methodist Church Hall, Colchester Road, on Wednesday at 7.45pm. Members free, non-members £1.50. Everyone welcome.

Chappel and Wakes Colne

REMEMBRANCE Day Service: Sunday 10.55am All Saints Wakes Colne and afterwards at the Corner Green Remembrance Oak for wreath laying. Led by Rev John Richardson.

Great Bentley

Autumn Fayre: Tomorrow, Great Bentley Methodist Church, 10am-1.30pm. Books, home made cakes and preserves, refreshments available. All welcome.


Langham Film Nights: Supper cinema, showing Yesterday (12A), Saturday, November 16, community centre. Doors 6pm, meal starts 6.30pm. Cash sales at the community shop or buy online at

Christmas Handmade Fair: Sunday, November 17, 10.30am-3.30pm at the community centre. Free entry and parking.
Boxted Airfield Historical Group: Next meets on Tuesday, November 19, 7.30pm at the museum, Langham Lane, Langham, with guest speaker Bob Barnett on The Atlantic Wall. Details from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or; Admission donation £4, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Community Café: Friday, November 29, 10.30am-noon. Hosted by St Mary’s Church members, with book sale and 100 Club draw. 

Festive Fayre: Community shop, Saturday, November 30, 11am-3pm. Christmas gifts, fashion and hampers.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Told by Anthony Roberts, with piano by Jamie Cunliffe, Saturday, November 30, 7pm at community centre (doors 6.15pm). Carol singing, raffle and interval refreshments. Tickets £5; funds shared between Langham Pre-School, community shop and community centre. Tickets from community shop or Liz Winter: libby, tel: 01206 322301.

Layer de la Haye

Beer, Cider & Sausage Festival: Donkey and Buskins, Wednesday-Monday, with Remembrance Speciality Ales. Free entry. 5p per pint is donated to the Royal British Legion. Contact 01206 734774.

Good Companions: Tuesday, village hall annexe, 2pm. Talk by Eve Regelous on Christmas. Everyone aged over 55 welcome. Contact Barbara 01206 734600.

Cribbage Club: Saturday, November 16, village hall annexe, 7.30pm.

Mersea Island

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The society’s November talk will be on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the museum. This will be a demonstration of how to make Christmas decorations with plants from the garden, given by Debs Hart. Admission £2 for members and £4 non-members. All welcome, coffee and tea are served. There is no talk in December. The AGM will be on Tuesday, December 3 in the museum.

MUSEUM: The subject of the museum talk on Friday, November 15 is the life and work of local photographer Thomas Hammond, by Clive Potter. The talk starts at 7.30pm and everyone is asked to be on time to avoid disturbing the talk. Admission £3 for museum trust members, £5 for non-members, all welcome.


CINEMA: The movie to be shown by Nayland Village Hall Cinema today is Yesterday (12A). Doors 7pm for 7.30pm, refreshments available.
COFFEE Morning: For Poppy Appeal, church hall, tomorrow, 10am-noon.

TALK: Speaker at a joint meeting of the conservation and horticultural societies on Monday in the village hall will be Steve Piotrowski on barn owls, 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

West Bergholt

SERVICE: The Service of Remembrance will take place at the Orpen Memorial Hall, Lexden Road, at 10.45am on Sunday. There will be no morning service at St Mary’s, New Church Road.

COFFEE Morning: Wednesday, Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, 10am-11.30am. Cakes, books, greetings cards and general items. Tea/coffee and biscuits 50p. Open to everyone.

Training and Concert Bands: On Saturday, November 23 there will be a Free Band Play Day at 2pm at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester. An opportunity for players of all ages to play under the guidance of experienced players. Music will cover everything from classical to pop, followed by a concert at 7.30pm. To reserve your place, email More details on