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Radio Caroline

By Peter Crisp

On Aug 14th 1967 a large proportion of the UK population, and many more abroad, were listening to the various pirate radio stations that had been broadcasting with huge popularity to the UK for three or more years. Being moored just a few miles off the   Essex coast many of us in the Dengie will have grown up with the offshore   pirates providing the soundtrack to our lives.

Everyone was happy aside from the Government, who had concluded in 1962 that the public did not want commercial popular [more]

Bottomless Prosecco -  Don’t mind if I do!

Bottomless Prosecco -  Don’t mind if I do!

On the 19th August The Ship Inn once again invited us down, this time for their Saturday special. Bottomless prosecco, two course meal, what a hard job I have!

We were welcomed in by the lovely manager Jasie Cracknell who saw us to our table, and then, the Prosecco started! And when they say bottomless, they mean it! Our glasses were never empty with the well trained staff ready and waiting, bottle in hand.


But it wasn't all about the endless bubbles and laughs with friends. The food as always was just mouth-watering.

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Walk for Lisa

Walk for Lisa
On Sunday 16 July, several walkers stepped out across local fields and the sea wall too complete a nine mile walk in aid of Lisa Aydon.
The walk was excellent with a lovely cake stall a third of the way round, not to mention hot nibbles at the Victoria Pub, finally finishing at The Rose Inn. The Rose Inn treated us to a great afternoon of fun, with face painting, donkeys, a bouncy castle, a delicious sausage stall and an enormous raffle. The just giving page is still open and we would really [more]

Puzzles

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New North Ward Councillor Nick Skeens

New North Ward Councillor Nick Skeens

New North Ward Councillor Nick Skeens
Normally Town Council by-elections in Burnham don’t create much controversy, but in this case it was incident packed from start to finish Maldon District Council kicked off events with polling cards incorrectly spelled in just one key respect. Then on July 14th through social media, with less than a week to go, popular independent candidate Wayne Davey announced that he intended withdrawing from the election because when advised to check
with Maldon’s elections office, they had told him that he could be reported [more]

Fire Station Open Day

Fire Station Open Day
July 16th saw the Burnham Fire Station’s annual open day. This is always a popular event with a bouncy castle, BBQ, face painting and a superb raffle.
As always children were able to climb into the fire trucks and have a go at being fire fighters for the day, with crew members assisting them to use the fire hose. During the day members of the crew put on a demonstration of “why not to put water on a chip fryer”. With flames 10ft high, the [more]

Farewell Harry Harrington

Farewell Harry Harrington


Farewell Harry Harrington
For the second year running the Carnival has been shocked by the sudden death of oneof our committee members.
Robin “Harry” Harrington passed away suddenly on July 13th aged 69. Our thoughts go out to his wife Gwen and family.
Harry was a committee member in the 1970s running the afternoon events on the playing field. He returned to the committee in the 2000s with Gwen to run the bingo, and has been an enthusiastic member ever since, serving as Chairman from 2010-2013 and as a vice chairman from then to date.
He [more]

Dengie Rocks Against Dementia

Dengie Rocks Against Dementia
The day was a great success raising over £1000, over £500 of this being raised through the charity auction, which will go into the protected
fund for Essex. Importantly Victoria Lyons, the Admiral Nurse consultant , was able to give advice to people who had questions or concerns about loved ones living with dementia. The day also raised awareness about Dementia UK and The Admiral Nurse service they provide. For many people it was the
first time they had heard about Admiral Nurses. SEAN would like to say a huge thank you to the [more]

Burnham In Bloom Awards Night

Burnham In Bloom Awards Night On July 21st Burnham Council Chambers hosted the annual Burnham In Bloom awards
evening. The event was originally set up in 2010 by late editor Keith Williams, it was a realpassion of his. This year it has been carried on by the editor of the Burnham and Dengie Hundred Review,  Jennifer Williams with help from avid gardeners Cristina Franchi and Jane Sisterson. Many awards were given to local residents who work year round to keep their gardens looking beautiful.
The winners of this year’s competition are as follows:
Best Sunflower, Daisy McMahon.
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RNLI Naming Ceremony and Dedication

On Saturday 3rd June the Burnham Lifeboat Station held their naming ceremony for their new D class lifeboat, D-807 David and Barbara Chapman. With the great generosity of David and Barbara Chapman the Burnham RNLI Crew received their third D class lifeboat from the couple, replacing the 2007 D class Ernest and Rose Chapman ll, named after David's parents, which replaced the 1997, Ernest and Rose. The ceremony started with the national anthem with the accompaniment of Rayleigh Brass (Burnham’s most loved brass band), leading on to a warm welcome from Station Chair Roger Noble. George Rawlinson, Operations Director of the RNLI then [more]