Summer Memories

There’s certainly more of a chill in the air, so it seems like a good time to remember those lovely summer days at the Old Chapel.

Back in July our Upminster Heritage Trail was launched. Tony Benton kindly gave up his time to lead two free trails around Upminster to mark the occasion. The trail is now available free from the Old Chapel, as well as Upminster Windmill, the library, Swan Books and the Tithe Barn. The leaflet was developed by volunteers and their time and effort was well worth it as the final product looks great. A professional illustrator, Emma Metcalfe, was commissioned to bring the volunteers’ research to life.

Heritage trail


In August more fun was had and it was lovely to see some young visitors enjoying the Old Chapel. The Pottery Painting Café was a big success, and the delicious cupcakes went down a treat. The visitors painted items to take home, as well as painting a heritage tile for the Old Chapel to keep and display at the Open House London weekend on the 21 and 22 September, from 2-5pm.Pottery Cafe


Punch and Judy paid the Old Chapel a visit on 18 August, and visitors were able to experience a traditional Punch and Judy show. Alongside this, there was a display about the Victorian Seaside which consisted of photos from Southend. Staff at Southend Museum were very generous with their time and we were very grateful that they let us use their images.DSCN0452

But the fun isn’t over! We still have Open House London to look forward to this weekend (21 and 22 September, 2-5pm), as well as the Craft Fair on the 5 October from 10am-5pm, and the 1940s Tea and Dance on 6 October from 1pm-5pm. Hope to see you at these events!

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