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May 2019

Sto-KERS 4th May 2019

Saturday 4th May 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at STO-Kers at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. STO-Kers is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used in…

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Cross & Cockade Talks

Saturday 11th May 2:30 pm-6:00 pm
£12.50 – £15.00

Join us for an afternoon exploring the early aviation history of our county, with our partners Cross and Cockade International, specialists in the study of First World War Aviation and publishers of the famous historical magazine about aviation in World War I. Hear about the real story of the RFC Headquarters by past Director General of the RAF Museum, Air Vice Marshall Peter Dye (ret'd) O.B.E as well as Aviation Historian and Author, Ian Castle, talking about Frontline Essex - The Lair of the Zeppelin…

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Wings and Wheels

Sunday 19th May 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £17.50

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT This highly popular event returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome for its 3rd year. A fun day for the family that marries our favourite aircraft with vehicles. Everything from classic and vintage four-wheelers, motorbikes and coaches to vintage aircraft. A total celebration of vehicles from both land and air. Not to mention our 3 exhibitions, Mess and Shop. The Stow Maries trademark BBQ will also be in full swing. We will also be…

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June 2019

Sto-KERS 1st June 2019

Saturday 1st June 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at Sto-KERS at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. Sto-KERS is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used…

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Armed Forces Day

Saturday 29th June 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Update: 29/6/19 - Due to the recent demand in tickets after our BBC Radio Essex interview, this event will be tickets only. Please obtain one from the link below. One of the biggest Armed Forces Day events on the Essex calendar. The event begins at 11.00am until 3.00pm, with a Parade and Flag-raising ceremony at 1.00pm. It is a very special event in which we pay tribute to our Armed Forces. There will be lots to see and explore, with…

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July 2019

Sto-KERS 6th July 2019

Saturday 6th July 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8.00

Are you aged between 8 and 14 years?  Ready to try something new, active and different? Come and join us at Sto-KERS at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome near Maldon on the first Saturday of each month. Sto-KERS is an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets through to the latest technology used…

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Stow Proms

Saturday 13th July 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£12 – £25

After its successful debut in 2018, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome will again host its very own Proms. Dunmow Wind Band will again delight the audience with their amazing tunes. Including in the ticket price will be an Afternoon Tea with Strawberries & Cream with a Pimms on arrival. A Bar and tea stand will also be on site. Please bring your own chair. Tickets close 11pm Thursday 11th July 19

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Stow At War

Saturday 27th July 10:00 am-Sunday 28th July 4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £17.50

This national-level living-history event focussing on the British Armed Forces of the Great War returns in all its glory for its third year. From Soldiers to Nurses and Airmen, their uniforms, weaponry, equipment and training, as well as the everyday tasks of the Great War soldier. There will be authentic demonstrations showing various skills which a soldier would have had to acquire to enable him to do his job "in the field". Stow Maries historic site also offers an impressive…

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September 2019

CPD Seminar – Historic Buildings Workshop

Thursday 12th September 12:00 pm-Friday 13th September 4:30 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£60.00

Designed for Industry Professionals, the Historic Buildings Workshop on 12th or 13th September will deliver 4.5 hrs of CPD time to all registered delegates. Led by signature speaker Malcolm Starr, (Dip Arch, Dip Cons, AA Dip, AABC, RIBA) of Historic England’s acclaimed At-Risk Register team and with expert input from Simon Marks (Purcell UK), this fascinating seminar will also include comments from Tim Howson of Maldon District Council, local Conservation Officer,  on how Stow Maries was rescued from collapse Time Location…

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Large Model Airshow Weekend

Saturday 14th September 10:00 am-Sunday 15th September 4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £15.00

Online tickets sales have now ended. Tickets will then be available on the gate on a first come, first served basis. We are delighted to welcome a model airshow back to the site for 2019, showcasing aircraft of the type that would have been flown when Stow Maries was an active WW1 aerodrome. Courtesy of the Dawn Patrol Team, we will have model flying displays by warbirds from Edwardian times to present day. Aerobatic and 3D demonstrations will also take…

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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 21st September 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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The is a ticketed event only. Please obtain your free ticket here@ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stow-maries-great-war-aerodrome-heritage-open-day-tickets-66873238657 Visit the site for Free as part of the national Heritage Open Day community. There will be object handling as well as access to our three exhibits as well as author Anne Carson on site.  

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October 2019

Sto-KERS Taster Session 5th October 2019

Saturday 5th October 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sto-KERS will re-launch on Saturday 5th October with a taster day at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome from 10-am-12pm, displaying a variety of new projects that children can sign up to. Each project will last approx. 6 sessions after which, the children will be able to book onto another project. The Sto-KERS dates for the forthcoming 6 months will be 2nd November 19, 7th December 19, 1st February 2020, 7th March 2020, 4th April 2020 & 2nd May 2020. Please…

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November 2019

Historical Hammerings – Blacksmith Experience

Friday 1st November 9:00 am-Friday 29th November 4:30 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£200.00

A rare chance to learn traditional skills in a truly historical setting. Peter Trick is a ‘time served’ Blacksmith with over 40 years’ experience, 38 of which were at the world-famous White Chapel Forge, London. He actively supports us at our events each year, in our very own original Blacksmith Forge. The opportunity has arisen for the site to offer a very unique experience for our friends and followers. Our 'Historical Hammerings' courses will run from 0900 to 1630 on…

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Sto-KERS 2nd November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 10:00 am-3:00 pm

We are waiting on the finalisation of drone flying legislation by the government before creating a drone project.

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Ceremony of Remembrance

Sunday 10th November 11:00 am-3:30 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Join us to commemorate the sacrifice of our Armed Forces all over the world. The site will be open from 11am with our service at 2pm. This is a free event but please download a ticket so we can manage site numbers. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembrance-day-tickets-74268405801

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Photography Hide Sessions November & December 2019

Saturday 16th November 10:00 am-Sunday 8th December 1:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£30.00

We are delighted to announce the return of our Hide Sessions! These sessions will give you access to one of our Woodland Hides for 2 hours where you will be able to see for yourself the diversity of bird life at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. At this time of year the woodland is teaming with a variety of birds; Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, to name but a few. Sometimes a Sparrow Hawk swoops in for…

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Escape Room Saturday 16th Nov – Stop the Zeppelin Raid

Saturday 16th November 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£100.00

It’s 1916. The Great War is now entering a terrifying phase on the towns and cities of Britain as Zeppelin raids are taking place nightly causing mayhem and fatalities across southern England. The men and women of the 37th Squadron Royal Flying Corps stand ready to defend the approaches to the Thames – the gateway to London. Tonight’s weather is ideal for a German bombing raid and sure enough a fleet has been spotted over the North Sea off the…

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December 2019

Sto-KERS 7th December 2019

Saturday 7th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm
£5.00 – £8

We are waiting on the finalisation of drone flying legislation by the government before creating a drone project.

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Escape Room Saturday 7th December – Stop the Zeppelin Raid

Saturday 7th December 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£100.00

It’s 1916. The Great War is now entering a terrifying phase on the towns and cities of Britain as Zeppelin raids are taking place nightly causing mayhem and fatalities across southern England. The men and women of the 37th Squadron Royal Flying Corps stand ready to defend the approaches to the Thames – the gateway to London. Tonight’s weather is ideal for a German bombing raid and sure enough a fleet has been spotted over the North Sea off the…

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Escape Room Sunday 8th December – Stop the Zeppelin Raid

Sunday 8th December 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£100.00

It’s 1916. The Great War is now entering a terrifying phase on the towns and cities of Britain as Zeppelin raids are taking place nightly causing mayhem and fatalities across southern England. The men and women of the 37th Squadron Royal Flying Corps stand ready to defend the approaches to the Thames – the gateway to London. Tonight’s weather is ideal for a German bombing raid and sure enough a fleet has been spotted over the North Sea off the…

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