Hello! First, we are delighted to say that we (Beyond the Point) are having another stall this Sunday from 12am to about 5pm at the Canrnival. We will be situated down at the Labworth Field in a white gazebo and keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook, for a precise location! We will be, of course, selling our Canvey Island Documentary DVD, for £4.99 with funds going towards new equipment e.t.c. We had a great success last month, with even the local MP, Rebecca Harris buying one!
Hadleigh Castle is a local gem that we haven’t really touched on, apart from BTP Liam’s quick post with a picture, that can be seen here. In 1215 King John gave this area of land, known as the manor of Hadleigh, along with many other gifts, to Hubert de Burgh. Hubert was a trusted follower of the king, and was the custodian of the two important castles at Windsor and Dover. Hubert built this large turreted castle as a statement of his power. His successful career came to an end after quarrels with the king, and he was forced to return his lands, including Hadleigh in 1239.
Hadleigh Castle was built on geologically unstable clay. There were already problems in 1274, when it was said to be ‘badly built and decayed’. Subsequent land slips have moved the south wall of the castle and caused the collapse of most of the north-east tower.
Below we can see images of a led melting point from the mid 16th century.
You can watch our documentary of the castle below followed by a few other pictures. All of our Facebook images can be seen here. We will soon be having a new special series of survival food techniques and recipes coming to Beyond the Point! Keep and eye out for the series and don’t forget to come along, this Saturday (7th July) for our stall!