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Church Services & Events

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FOR BOTH PRESCRIPTION AND NON PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES We provide a full range of pet medicines and care products at a lower price than your vet. Just ask our pharmacist. Worming

A service of blessing for our pets, of thanksgiving for them, and of prayer for animal welfare. Please come along: everyone welcome – all creatures great and small!

Protect your pet against worms! Even healthy looking animals can carry them, so it’s very important to worm pets regularly. If the thought of worms sounds unpleasant, it is because they are, worms can cause suffering, illness and even death. Some types of worms can be spread between pets and people and can cause diseases, but with the right advice and treatment you can help protect pets and people from disease.

ST PETER & ST PAUL: “On the edge of the village. At the heart of the community.”

Fleas Ticks & Other Biting Lice Fleas can be a problem even in the most spotless home or on the cleanest pet. Treat your pet – and your home – to keep fleas in check and stop your pet feeling jumpy. Is your pet scratching? Can you see tiny dark specks in its fur, or small browny-black insects scurrying about? Do you have any unaccounted for insect bites yourself? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions – it could mean fleas.

St Peter & St Paul church, Church Road, Hockley SS5 6AE. Parish priest: Father Ken Havey (01702) 203668.

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Church Services & Events Together on Sunday Afternoon “Together on Sunday Afternoon” has a varied programe this autumn, and we will again be collecting items to fill shoe boxes for children in other countries to celebrate Christmas. If anyone has any suitable items we would be pleased to receive them. We look forward to our fund raising Quiz Night on Friday 11th October at the Public Hall. We will soon be booking our Christmas lunch for lst December, as we always go out together the first Sunday in December - where has the year gone? If anyone would like to join us on Sunday afternoons, you are welcome to ring for a chat first with Colin and Jan on 01702 203659.

St Teresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church 109 Ashingdon Road Rochford SS4 1RF WEEKEND CHURCH SERVICES Saturday 5.30 pm Sunday 10.30 am Please refer to website for all services www.rcrochford.org 4

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meeting at Church St.please Mary’s Church, For more more information information please contactParish The Office 01702 01702 543514 543514 For contact The Church Office St.Rectory Mary’s Parish Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com Road, Church, Hawkwell Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com

Road, Hawkwell (Hockley) MondayRectory 7th October & 4th Nov 1:30pm – 3:30pm Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org Monday 3rd June 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the fi rst Monday of each month Check our our website website for for regular regular updates updates including including our church church services Check our services and the first Monday of each month and other social events. and other social events.

COFFEE Rector: Peter Peter H. Smith Smith MORNING AT ST. MARY’S CUPPA, CAKE & CHAT Rector: H. Website:www.hawkwellparishchurch.org Including a short thought for the day 1st Tuesday of each month Check our website for regular updates including our church services and other social events. will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of At Emmanuel 2pm—3.15pm each month at St. 543514 Mary’s Formore tea & cakes and a contact The Church For information please Office 01702 The next coffee morning will be on short thought for the day, Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com 15th Oct & 19th Nov 1st Oct & 5th Nov Rector: Peter H. Smithat 10am – 12 noon Both of these opportunities at each end of the parish, are open for all those who would like come, including friends, neighbours and guests. Website: www.hawkwellparishchurch.org Check our website for regular updates inc our church services and other social events. For more information please contact The Church Office 01702 543514 Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com Rector: Peter H. Smith

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Sunday 20th October 9.15am St. Mary’s Church 11.00am Emmanuel Church 01702 543514 Be part of the world’s largest children’s Christmas project that sends gift filled shoeboxes around the world. If you would like to give a gift we invite you to take part and bring your shoebox to one of our services. To find out more look at www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham Holy Mass at St Pius X The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham meets for Holy Mass at St Pius X, 56 Southend Road, Hockley, Essex. SS5 4QH (next to the Old Fire Station) every Sunday except the first in the month at 10.30am and Friday morning’s 9am followed by refreshments at Hockley and Hawkwell Day Centre. Contact the parish clergy Father Jeff Woolnough 01702 525323 and Father Bob White 01268 543910. The Ordinariate is a structure created by Pope Benedict XVI to assist Anglican converts to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. A very warm welcome awaits you all! Look out for the regular Saturday coffee mornings as advertised on the exterior notice board. http://hockleyordinariateolw.blogspot.com 5


Local Info

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he Parish Council has agreed to arrange the event this year. As space is very limited the logistics of safely managing the evening has been a concern, especially with regard to crowd and traffic control. For 2013 we are planning to hold the event in the afternoon in Spa Road. There will be live entertainment on stage by local groups with charities, craft, gift and food stalls being invited to take part along with some new ideas for you to enjoy. The Children’s Christmas Colouring Competition will be held in the morning at the Old Fire Station, with the winners having the opportunity to turn on the lights at 6pm. Due to logistic and safety issues there will be no large rides this year. If you would like to be involved please contact our Clerk. Look out for full details which will be available soon. Please note Spa Road will be closed to traffic from 1pm to 7pm on the 23rd November 2013.

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Hockley completed their pre-season with three victories, beating Ashingdon 4-2, Hockley British Legion 6-2 and Hawkwell 9-2. The team have been working hard in training and the players have been reaping the rewards on the pitch with very impressive performances. With the season fast approaching, Blues fans are hoping to see FCH maintain their 100% win ratio to take into the league games and look forward to seeing FC Hockley collect some silverware. Up the Blues! www.fchockley.com

On 28th October all the staff at H.D.S will be celebrating Margaret completing 40 years with the practice. She was recruited by Mr. Don Joyce in 1973 having worked as a dental nurse for 5 years in London. Since then she has developed close relationships with staff and patients (and especially the technician, now her husband) and has been involved in the care of patients from several generations of many families. Margaret has adapted to incredible changes in the provision of dental care over this period and is a constant and reliable feature of visits to H.D.S in an otherwise rapidly changing world. Our patients love to see Margaret and her CLIFF RICHARD calendar at the reception desk. We are so lucky to have her.

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orting out divorce (money and children especially) can be hugely expensive and incredibly stressful. As an initial solution using a handful of meetings, MEDIATION is a way of trying to lessen the costs of divorce and take out some of the heat too. And in difficult times that’s got to be good for families, their finances and their children. Wells Legal Solicitors are delighted to announce that our family dispute lawyer ANDREW WELLS has qualified as an accredited family solicitor-mediator. With many years’ experience in family law already, this additional service makes Wells Legal Solicitors the only legally qualified family mediation service in Hockley, Hawkwell, Canewdon, Ashingdon and Hullbridge. Why not call for a chat to see if this is for you? Wells Legal Solicitors 01702 203 646

DLA Computers is Still Open for Business

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ollowing the flooding in Essex on Saturday 24th August and especially Hockley, we are in the unfortunate position that our office was flooded with 2 feet of water. As a result we are currently operating the business from an alternate site in Hockley. Although much of our equipment has been damaged we have managed to salvage the majority of our stock, which is still all available for sale! For those who would normally come into the shop we are offering a collect and drop off service, please call us for more details. We still have the facilities to complete all repairs, health checks and other services as normal. Please bear with us while we get to grips with the situation, we need your support more than ever at this time. We can still be contacted on our regular email address support@dlacomputers.co.uk and on the numbers below. 07564 911515, 01702 810060, 01702 202655

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here have been a lot of warnings in the media about the use of social network sites. Adults and children have been posting information that should remain personal, private and confidential that bullying internet trolls can use against them with dangerous consequences. Now the police have discovered criminals that monitor sites and find out when you are on holiday and your home is empty and vulnerable. Please do not reveal your holiday plans on these sites or post holiday photos during your stay. Thieves are now gathering this information so they can target your home when you are away. Also make sure your kids do not give out this information to their friends or you may come home to a lot less than you had.

Flooding under Bridges

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t the end of August we had a month’s rain fall in an hour. A car was submerged nearly to the windows under the Church Road railway bridge. A second car got stuck under the Spa Road railway bridge in water that reached the car roof and was about two metres deep. The occupants including an adult and three children were lucky to escape with their lives thanks to three quick acting local passersby. The long term forecast is we will experience more and more extreme weather in the future. I believe these two bridges require an improved storm drain system to cope with future events that cut off the north of our village. The Spa Road railway underpass already has an issue with wide vehicles passing each other, which ought to be addressed before future increases in house building hits our area. I believe this could be overcome by installing a separate pedestrian underpass as they have done in Wickford, allowing for the road to be widened at this location without replacing the bridge. Alan James

The Day Hockley Flooded

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ockley Living Magazine praises the courage of Emma, Hannah and Jordan who came to the rescue the day Hockley flooded. Readers already will be aware that we featured Emma in our 'Mother's Day' issue so it is extra special for us to be proud of Emma's bravery and share in her fame of being on BBC Breakfast News with Hannah and the rescued father with his son.

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he Hockley Residents Association has a hard working social secretary that organises coach trips including pickup points in Hawkwell. We still have some places available on trips for 2013:Sunday 27th October – Autumn Tints Tour through Hampshire. We visit Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants. The gardens are magnificent, and home to a collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world. They grow in a mixture of formal and informal landscapes set in 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside. The Gardens display eleven National Plant Collections, Champion Trees, the Gurkha Memorial Garden and the largest Winter Garden in Europe. We will have our lunch here. Friday 6th December – A Dickensian Christmas. Come and meet the Guide in Petticoat Lane at 10.30 a.m. for morning coffee and biscuits. The morning tour is all about the people’s Christmas. You will be shown the old meat, fish and game markets in a London that Dickens knew well. You will be told about the Cockney favourites of jellied eel, pie and mash and whitebait from the Thames. Add in the Victorian fashions for hot chocolate and hotel teas and you’ll be ready for lunch! We will have fish & chips (included in the price). In the afternoon we go upmarket to see how the other half lived with visits to Mayfair and the ‘dilly. We will visit the famous Food Hall at Fortnum & Mason where impeccable young men in red tail coats stack the shelves. Time to buy your tea before we head home. For further details please visit the Local Events page on the Hockley RA website at www.hockleyresidents.co.uk or phone Brian O’Shea on 01702 204334. Please keep an eye out for our 2014 trips that will be published soon. Alan James Vice Chair of Hockley and Hawkwell Residents Associations www.hockleyresidents.co.uk

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he Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in both 2+2 coupe (1955–1974) and convertible (1957–1974) body styles by Volkswagen. The Karmann Ghia combined the chassis and mechanicals of the Beetle with styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia and hand-built bodywork by the German coach-builder Karmann. The Karmann Ghia was designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34, featuring angular bodywork and based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform. Production doubled soon after introduction, becoming the car most imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague included the Type

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14 in his list of the world’s most beautifully designed products. More than 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car’s production life – not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975. In contrast to the Beetle’s machine welded-body with bolt-on fenders, the Karmann Ghia’s body panels were buttwelded, hand-shaped and smoothed with English pewter in a time-consuming process commensurate with higher-end manufacturers, resulting in the Karmann

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n the early 1930’s Edgar & Jack Spencer came to Hawkwell to start a tomato growing nursery. With small, low wooden houses and solid fuel stoke holes the work was slow and tedious and only produced 20 tons of tomatoes an acre. In 1945, after the war, Edgar’s son, Scott Spencer, joined the nursery with much knowledge of scientific instruments and new advanced ideas. After his father died Jack took over the running of the nursery. Over the years Scott adapted everything scientifically. Automatic ventilation to the new bigger houses, very much larger glass houses with wide spans were built in the 1970’s. Scott was able to devise wheel-along steps for the picking of the crop where the plants reached beyond 6ft in height. He also brought in steam ploughing for sterilising the soil each year and the stoke holes were replaced with an enormous oil-fired boiler which served the whole nursery – the pride and joy of the staff! ITV came to film the nursery towards the end of the 1970’s for their ‘Farming Today’ programme. All the years Scott kept his own outlets for the crops and traded as ‘Spenhawk’ locally and with the London markets. In 1977 he was awarded the Queen’s Silver Medal for his contribution to tomato growing and horticulture in general. As the 1980’s approached the market became flooded with Dutch tomatoes, produced more economically with the help of their oil concessions. Scott, being 70 years old decided to close the business and sold up, partly for building and partly for a small country park, still known as ‘Spencer’s Park.’ He died in May, 2005, aged 92, after a very satisfying and happy life. He was proud to have achieved the production of 100 tons of tomatoes per acre and of his happy 30-strong staff. My thanks to Mrs Spencer and her family who gave me all the above information and their permission to print it. Their daughter, Margaret, told me recently that she wasn’t really keen on tomatoes after a childhood of tomatoes for breakfast, tomatoes for dinner and tomatoes for tea! Margaret Chambers - Local History Recorder for Hawkwell. Hockley Living

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