7th October 2003

New SSE Community Calendar Highlights Local Heritage at Risk

The beauty and heritage threatened by proposals to expand Stansted Airport is the focus of a high quality fundraising calendar launched this week by Stop Stansted Expansion.

The 2004 edition is designed to replicate the success of last year’s edition which sold like hot cakes.  Once again pictures of tranquil villages, delightful cottages and stunning country views are lavished across its A3 colour pages which cover 13 months to January 2005 and feature more than 30 new photos.

Commenting on the importance of the calendar in reinforcing the value of what is under threat, Ken McDonald who masterminded its production said: “This calendar will evoke a strong and positive response in all those who believe that our heritage is something that we must protect for future generations.  After all, once our heritage and rural tranquillity goes, it will be gone forever.”

Not only is the calendar a real work of art, it represents great value too since everyone involved from professional photographers to volunteer distributors and shops has donated their services, meaning its price can be kept right down.

The calendar costs just £5 and is available from more than 25 shops and tourist offices across the region.  SSE volunteers will also be calling door-to-door with copies in as many areas as possible.  Mail order copies (price £7 for UK mailings) are also available with an option to have calendars sent as a gift with a personalised greeting, for example as a Christmas present to friends and family at home or abroad (overseas prices available on request).  Further information is available from SSE by telephone on 01279 870558 or via the website www.stopstanstedexpansion.com.

Current stockists include:


BISHOP’S STORTFORD:  Pearsons,  Herts & Essex Observer
CLAVERING:  The Cricketers, M&M Supermarket
ELSENHAM:  Post Office
FELSTED:  Linsell’s General Store
GREAT DUNMOW:  Cambridge Furniture, Luckin’s Wine Store, Maggie’s Trinkets, Tourist Office, Willetts
HENHAM:  Village Store
HIGH EASTER:  Penny’s Coffee Shop
MOLEHILL GREEN:  S. Perry Chapel End Nursery
SAFFRON WALDEN:  James Jewellers, Lankester Antiques & Books, The Missing Link, Uttlesford Council Office, Tourist Information Centre
SAWBRIDGEWORTH:  The Tuck Shop, Crafty Frames & Gallery
STANSTED:  Family News, YZ Minimarket, Parish Council Office
STEBBING:  Post Office
THAXTED:  Guildhall Stores, Tourist Information Centre

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