Free Family Fun at the Big Bug day!


Free family activity day

at St Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UY

Monday 3rd August, 11am-2pm

Explore the orchard , join in with bug hunting and nature activities.

No need to book, just drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm.

Honey: the bee colouring-in activity

For those of you have stalls and events coming up, this simple activity sheet could be useful if you can provide some colouring crayons or pens.


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Courtesy of Friends of the Earth

Copped Hall 2015 Events, Tours and Open Days

The saving of Copped Hall has been described by a number times as a miracle. In reality, it was achieved by a great deal of hard work against overwhelming odds.  (Website here)

‘When I drive up to Copped Hall and see the mansion standing in its own isolation – but now with new windows and the roof over the south side completed – I am filled with great elation at such restoration success. For some years the roof will remain covered by temporary metal sheeting – until we can afford to pay for the slates! The roof also stabilises the chimneys which are vulnerable since the 1917 fire. The one chimney which collapsed in 1996 is shortly to be rebuilt so the mansion will then have its full complement of chimneys.

The Trust was enabled to carry out this work by a combination of grant funding and generous private funding. The initial grant from the Country Houses Foundation of £114,700 attracted £50,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and then further help from private funders.

Over £117,000 was received by the Trust during the previous financial year from private donors. Our thanks must go to Alan Cox and our Treasurer, Isobel Burt, who deal quite amicably with the financial matters.

May the Copped Hall Trust continue to inspire many supportive and far-sighted people and organisations to aid the Trust.

Denys Favre
21st March 2015′

Events & Tours 2015

Events & Tours 2015

Study Days 2015

Study Days 2015