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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

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Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
01245 429134 www.stowmaries.org.uk

September 2018

Stow Maries RAF 100th Anniversary Proms

Sat 29th 2018 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Dunmow Wind Band will be performing on site to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. The price includes a Hog Roast and a glass of Pimms on arrival. A bar will be available, please bring your own chair.

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October 2018

Meet the neighbours

Sat 27th 2018 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Are you one of our Neighbours? If so we would like to invite you to our site for free on Saturday 27th October from 11am - 4pm. Visit the site, have a cup of Tea in the Mess and even see our new exhibit - Rule Britannia, Women in the Great War.

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Talk By Female RAF Typhoon pilot

Sat 27th 2018 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£3.00 – £5.00

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday 27th October the Aerodrome will host a talk by Female RAF Typhoon pilot.  Flt Lt Helen Seymour is an Evaluator Pilot on 41(R) TES, who has been testing and evaluating new equipment on the Eurofighter Typhoon. Prior to assuming her current appointment in Apr 2018, she was an Instructor Pilot on 29(R) Sqn, teaching the next generation of Typhoon pilots and prior to this she held the position of Typhoon Standards and…

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November 2018

STO-Kers

Sat 3rd 2018 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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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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Ceremony of Remembrance

Sun 11th 2018 10:30 am-4:00 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 10.30am with our famous footlong hotdogs on sale. The service will begin at 2pm and will include wreath laying by Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Simon Brice, Cllr. John Aldridge, Charmain of Essex County Council and Cllr. Neil Pudney, Vice Chairman of Maldon District Council. Other dignitaries and cadets will also be included in the parade.  Weather permitting poppies will be released…

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December 2018

Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 8th 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 15th 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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Christmas at Stow Maries

Sat 22nd 2018 10:30 am-2:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£5 – £27.50
Father Christmas with children at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Father Christmas returns to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this Christmas - hopefully arriving by plane! Have your picture taken in his sleigh, with his trusty reindeer, or take part in craft activities before meeting the big man himself. There will also be festive stories and help yourself to one of our festive freak shakes or check out the three exhibits on site as well as photo opportunities in front of our festive aircraft.

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February 2019

Trial Wildlife Walks

Sunday 24th February
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£9

The wildlife at Stow is a very important part of the sites identity, so we have been working with our volunteers to produce a wildlife walk, which takes you outside the boundaries of the main site. These walks can only be done with one of the sites wildlife guides. Choose between a 11am-12pm session or 2pm – 3pm session on either Sunday 24th February or Sunday 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 8 people plus the guide…

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Trial Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions

Sunday 24th February
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session on either the 24th February or 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session…

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March 2019

Trial Wildlife Walks

Sunday 24th March
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£9

The wildlife at Stow is a very important part of the sites identity, so we have been working with our volunteers to produce a wildlife walk, which takes you outside the boundaries of the main site. These walks can only be done with one of the sites wildlife guides. Choose between a 11am-12pm session or 2pm – 3pm session on either Sunday 24th February or Sunday 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 8 people plus the guide…

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Trial Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions

Sunday 24th March
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session on either the 24th February or 24th March 2019 There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session…

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Mother’s Day – Vintage Afternoon Tea

Sunday 31st March 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Free – £25.00

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Join us on Mother’s Day for a Vintage afternoon which will celebrate the end of the RAF centenary year, with a real focus on the importance of mothers during times of conflict. Enjoy a sherry or prosecco on arrival, followed by afternoon tea and live music, including favourites such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ & ‘Que Sera Sera’. Our ‘Rule Britannia’ Women at War exhibition will be open. Use our Edwardian photographic studio as…

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April 2019

Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions 7th April

Sunday 7th April
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session  * Picture courtesy of Denis Stretton

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Wildlife Photography Hide Sessions 14th April

Sunday 14th April
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A two hour photographic workshop based in our woodland hide, led by an experienced photographer and wildlife expert. Choose between a 10am-12pm session or 1pm – 3pm session There will be a maximum of 3 people plus the guide on each session so please book early. Please bring your own equipment, no guaranteed sightings and would not be suitable for wheelchairs due to uneven ground.  Price £20 pp for 2hrs session  * Picture courtesy of Denis Stretton

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Easter At Stow

Sunday 21st April 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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Join us on Easter Sunday as we launch two new trails for the site. Wildlife Tours will also be taking place and will be bookable for free in the shop Free Easter Egg for all children completing the trails Just turn up and pay on the door.

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Wings & Big Wheel Rally – Donation Day

Sunday 28th April 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Hackmans Ln, Purleigh
Chelmsford, CM3 6RN United Kingdom
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This year the Wings & Big Wheels rally will start at the aerodrome. The site will be open to the public from 9am, with no entrance fee. Between 10am & 11am Flambirds Chase will be shut to allow rally cars to depart. During this time their will be a de-tour in place for the public to access the site via Crows Lane, CM3 6RN Bacon Rolls & refreshments will be available to buy before the rally cars set out on…

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May 2019

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

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

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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