Events Calendar

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Ray Cranfield

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    With illustrations by Dr Rod Cole
    Followed by members’ Christmas social evening, with refreshments

  • Wed
    08
    Jan
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Chad Colby Blake, Essex Beekeepers' Association. Looking at plants, planting styles and pratises to attract pollinators and keep a year round interest.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by John Matthews. The talk will explore the adventurous life of Alfred Russell Wallace and describe an HLF funded project to make his role better known in Thurrock and beyond.

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Port of London Authority.

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2020
    7.30 for 7.45 pmCommunity Centre, 94/100 High St., Great Wakering SS3 0EJ

    Hosted by Wakering & District Natural History Society

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Derek Howes, DPAGB. "My passion is wildlife and photography and I am very lucky to be able to travel the world in its pursuit, as well as taking small groups on photographic safaris. This illustrated talk gives a wonderful insight to what can be seen on the various islands and majors on Penguins, of which 5 different species can be seen"

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    Followed by a social evening and members' Arts & Crafts exhibition.  Limited to 3 exhibits each. Refreshments provided

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Ian Mercer.
    Ian Mercer reveals the story of the Thames across Essex by digging into the landscape in and around the county.  The Thames has changed course dramatically and repeatedly throughout the past two million years.  We are in the middle of a long Ice Age, a sequence of many jumps in climate between warm and very cold.  The greatest impact of the Thames upon the landscape is during the times of cold, when spring thaws create huge torrents of water.  River bed gravels have been deposited while the land has been rising constantly throughout this time: 'staircases' of gravel terraces are seen in the landscape and beneath the temporary flood of the North Sea.  Ian shows evidence in the land and even in church walls.  The Thames will change again man times as climate continues to oscillate.
     

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Sue Schwar, South Essex Wildlife Hospital, via British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Ken Porter, Basildon Heritage. The talk covers the development of Old Laindon and the surrounding district by our forefathers - The Plotland Pioneers.

  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Dougal Urquhart.

  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Neil Phillips. Insects, spiders and other invertebrates are often overlooked, but there is a whole world of fascinating creatures of many shapes and sizes right below our feet.  This talk will explore this world that is uncovered using a macro lens and the interesting lives these species have.

    Followed by members’ Christmas social evening, with refreshments.

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