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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.
Early Summer recording Record Red-and-Black Froghopper Record Lavender Beetle
Record Stag Beetle
Record Misumena crab spider
Record Lily Beetle
Record Swollen-thighed Beetle Record Zebra Spider

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Elsenham Spring Water Factory, ELSENHAM, Uttlesford District, TL55042534, General information

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Elsenham Spring Water Factory

Grid reference: TL 5504 2534

Elsenham Artesian Spring Water is bottled at source in a modern factory at Elsenham. Elsenham Water has positioned itself at the luxury premium end of the market, selling through exclusive distributors to top hotels, restaurants, and boardrooms worldwide.

Elsenham Water is drawn from a borehole into the Chalk aquifer and is claimed to be an ‘artesian’ borehole, in other words the water is under sufficient natural pressure to rise up the borehole and overflow at the surface.

According to the company’s website the original borehole was sunk in 1890 and provided the drinking water for the area, and extended in 1919. This then lapsed in the 1960’s and was re-discovered with the help of geological teams with new drilling, opening up the borehole in 2000. A state of the art building has been built over the borehole. Which was completed in 2004.

A ‘Water Café’ is incorporated within the building, open to the public with its own separate entrance. Inside there are glass viewing windows open onto the bottling hall through which the bottling process can be seen.


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