IMPERIAL have a host of birds including the tiny “CHAOS”, a burrowing owl from the United States, right up to the mighty “ZEPHYR”, a female Bald Eagle, who is also the mascot for the Army Air Corps (image attached). Other birds include “HORUS”, a high flying Lannerette and “GRACE “, the amazing hovering Kestrel.
THE summer exhibition of the Thurrock Art Society is on at the Swan Gallery in Horndon on the Hill. The exhibition runs from July 20th to August 15th and is situated in the gallery above The Swan pub.
THERE will be a public meeting in Bulphan village hall at 7pm on Thursday 31st July to look at options for how they can have a shop in Bulphan.
IT IS not too soon to buy your tickets for this year’s Proms in the Park in Bulphan (behind the village hall – or inside the village hall if the weather is really bad!).
The annual flower display centred on the ‘Arthurian Legends’ theme in Horndon’s St Peter and St Paul Parish Church was once again a magnificent spectacle and an assortment of choral and musical performers in the Church gave attendees the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquillity during the course of the weekend.
THE Orsett Show on Saturday 6 September 2014 promises to be a great Show with lots to do for all the family. Set in 30 acres of countryside, the annual Orsett Show is always a great day out for all the family with lots to see and do.
TWENTY5 is a new night launching for the over 25’s at Orsett Hall this Friday 20 June 2014. The night is offering the best music in Club Classics past and present between 8.00pm and 1.00am featuring local DJ Leon C from PZAZ REUNION.
THE Orsett Show is on Saturday 6 September between 9.00am and 7.00pm and the organisation of the day is well under way to ensure it will be another great success. Set in 30 acres of countryside, the annual Orsett Show is always a great day out for all the family with lots to see and do.
FIRE CREWS were called to a broken gas main in Church Road, Bulphan on Saturday night. The gas board had been requested to the incident.
TWELVE excited children from Bulphan C of E Priamary School visited the studios of Gateway 97.8 on Wednesday 21st May and after a tour of the studios were given a big surprise.
Regular presenter of the programme Gateway to Jazz, David Fenn offered them the opportunity to make the first hour of his show, to be broadcast on Wednesday 28th May at 7 p.m.
THIS year the theme of the event will be ‘Arthurian Legends’ and highlights of the weekend will include: A Dark Ages living history encampment by Essex historical enactment group Saebert’s Folc, The Horndon 10k on Sunday 29th, a flower festival in Horndon Parish Church, plus music, street entertainment and the annual tug-of-war contest between the two village pubs The Bell and The Swan.
DO your family members know your wishes about donating organs and other useful body parts after your death? And do you think they will respect your wishes? This is what all WIs are debating at the moment: and further debate will take place at the National AGM in June.
THURROCK Council has given permission for a two day music festival to take place at Orsett Showground in July. EssexFest is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors to the area over July 19th and 20th.
THE location of the fire was Brentwood Road in Bulphan. The fire has also spread to two out-buildings measuring 20 metres by 30 metres. At 19:28hrs the incident commander reported that crews had the fire surrounded.
BULPHAN WI went back 60 years in time at their 85th birthday celebration which had a wartime theme. In the village hall which was set out like a street party, festooned with bunting and with jamjars of wild flowers decorating the tables, 40 members and 32 guests entered into the spirit of the evening by dressing up in uniform (all the forces were represented) appearing in crossover pinafores with “turban” headscarves or transforming themselves into evacuees, complete with gas mask box. The few who hadn’t dressed up were happy to pay a £1 fine, which was sent with this month’s box of donated food to the local foodbank.
ON Sunday the 6th April, Bulphan in Bloom are meeting at the Village Hall to “Tidy the Village” yet again! Turn up between 9:30am and 1:30pm to volunteer some time no matter how little.
IF you’ve noticed lots of extra-stylish ladies around Bulphan lately, it’s down to our talk by Elaine Smith, an image and style consultant, who shared the secrets of transformation, helping us to feel good inside and out! We were given useful tips on how to decide if we need winter or summer cool, blue-based colours – or spring or autumn warm, yellow-based colours.
THE next Friday Night Live event is on Friday March 7th featuring Essex’s finest Columbia Coverband, who are Essex’s Finest Cover Band, playing chart hits from the last six decades; including The Kinks, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Jacksons and even Dolly Parton right through to today’s classics such as Katy Perry, Oasis, Maroon 5, Take That and Kings Of Leon delivering every song with their own trademark style.
FLOWERS, friends and yummy home-made cake: what more could Bulphan WI members ask for? Our February meeting had a Valentine’s Day theme, as clever Shirley Perkins produced five beautiful flower arrangements, whilst passing on useful tips, and sharing amusing family anecdotes.
A spokesperson said: “We have an exciting year of fundraising planned which includes a Burlesque for Breasts night, a Barn Dance, a stall at the Horndon Feast & Fayre, a team at the Horndon 10k, Dog Walk, Party in Pink and a London Trekathon!”
THE Bulphan in Bloom clean up will take place this Sunday (February). Meet at the Village Hall for 9:30am and work until approx 1:30
BURGLARS struck at a house in Orsett and made off with two cars. The burglary in The Green, Orsett happened between 11pm on Friday January 10th and 6.45am on Saturday January 11th.
JUNE Ward, vivacious ex-Essex WI chairman, turned into an accomplished auctioneer at Bulphan WI’s January meeting. A very wide variety of items had been donated by members: they included a “cupcake” teapot, microwaveable slippers, toiletries, picture frames, books, bags, a “Call the Midwife” jigsaw and a lovely handmade Advent calendar.
FIRE CREWS had extinguished the blaze by 11:17hrs. The fire spread from the garage into the house. Crews used three hose reel jets and three main jets to tackle the fire. An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.