DISCOVER 2020: 200 YEARS OF HMS BEAGLE

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EVENT POSTPONED - Commemorating the spirit of adventure in a voyage around Rochford District’s rich heritage..

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Rochford District Council Postpones Key Events

Due to the current and rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID19 pandemic Rochford District Council has taken the difficult decision to postpone its planned upcoming events: Discover 2020: 200 years of HMS Beagle (30th and 31st May); Wild Woods Day (18 July) and the Rochford District Awards (15 May). It is proposed that these can be rescheduled for later in the year.

In addition, we will not be taking bookings for appointments to view the Dutch cottage, in Rayleigh, until further notice.

Rochford District Council’s Leader, Cllr Mike Steptoe, said: “ Rochford District Council takes its responsibilities to its staff, residents and members of the public very seriously and whilst this has been an extremely difficult decision to make, I believe it is the right one in the circumstances.

“We will be immediately making plans to host these events later on in 2020 and I look forward to announcing new dates very soon.”

We will continue to issue updates via our website at www.rochford.gov.uk regarding the situation in relation to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19, you can also sign up for e-mail alerts at www.rochford.gov.uk/tellmemore, or follow our social media channels Facebook: Rochford District Council, Instagram @RochfordDC Twitter @RochfordDC

Book tickets to this FREE family day full of discovery.

This weekend event will focus on the 200th anniversary of the launch of the HMS Beagle – one of the most famous ships in history. She circumnavigated the globe and through her voyage; her famous passenger Charles Darwin; and her Captain Robert Fitzroy, her name is synonymous with discovery in the fields of science, meteorology and even space exploration. She then ended her career as a watch vessel at Paglesham, in the Rochford District.

With attractions designed to stimulate and interest visitors to learn more about HMS Beagle’s history; her role in combating smuggling on the Essex coast; and her legacy in the fields of science and engineering. We have contributors from numerous renowned institutions such as the Met Office, The Geological Society, The Linnean Society of London and the Sedgwick Museum plus many more.

So, just like the Beagle did all those years ago….we want to commemorate the spirit of adventure in a voyage around the Rochford District, leaving an inspiring legacy for future generations.

For more details about Discover 2020 Rochford District Festival visit www.discover2020.co.uk

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