Science

The First Flyers Of Fambridge

The bookstall inside Rayleigh Lanes recently had a couple of copies of “Essex And Its Race For The Skies 1900-1939″ by Graham Smith. As you’d expect from the title, it deals with flying in Essex before WW2. But it also covers flights in Essex before 1900. A really long time before. Let’s go back to 1783. The Montgolfier Brothers in…
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Some Good Places To Visit During The Olympics – 2

If you are coming to Hadleigh for the Olympics, you might fancy coming to Rayleigh for a meal. There are plenty of cafes and tea-rooms, and a good range of restaurants – whether you want Fish and Chips, Italian, Spanish, Chinese or Indian. Plus lots of pubs…. And if you want to go a bit further, and eat by the…
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“It’s the people who make a town special, though”

Chris Black has an article on the Guardian website today, on this special morning for Rayleigh. Here is the text, with some added links and photos: ” If you want to see the most charming council house in Britain, come and visit the Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh. It’s tiny, octagonal and thatched – and although it has tenants living there,…
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A Guest Post On Snakes And Science

We have a guest post for the third day running…. this is from District Councillor John Mason – about a personal scientific project he has been working on in Cyprus…. Protecting Snakes And Humans Chris Black, the Editor of OnlineFOCUS spotted a personal video clip of mine on the internet which was about my friend Snake George who was testing…
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Looking For Half-Term Ideas?

Have a look at the District Council activities programme for 13th-18th February. You can download the council’s brochure here. (1.62Mb) Highlights include: Fencing at Great Wakering Primary School with Olympian James Beevers (£7.50) A “Grease”-themed workshop with the Mushroom Theatre Company at Lubards Farm (£15) Family pottery at Ashingdon Primary Academy (£4) Golf at Lords Country Club for under 125s…
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