The new Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre at Hornchurch Country Park is finally due to open on Saturday 3rd October and they will be celebrating with a Grand Opening from 11am


There will be a variety of stalls, entertainment, children’s activities, food and drink stands, guided walks and a spitfire fly past marking 100 years of military aviation history at this site. BBC Springwatch presenter Iolo (“Yollow”) Williams will officially open the visitor centre in the afternoon.

Celebrations continue on the Sunday with a Fun Dog Show. Registration from 11am. Shows from 12 noon.

Also on Sunday 4th October Essex Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that due to popular demand Rainham based Lightnin’Drama Group and Thunder Productions will be bringing their wartime musical performance of ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’ to be staged in a large traditional marquee at Hornchurch Country Park the former site of RAF Hornchurch on which the production is based. Tickets £10 each. To pre order your tickets please call 01708 522245.