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Ongar, Essex

Ongar ("grass land") is a parish and small town 11 miles west of Chelmsford and 21 miles north-east of London. Its importance as a settlement dates back at least to the 11th century. St Martin's Church, the town's oldest building, dates from the 11th Century. Many buildings in the town are in classical style and date from 1841. The original police station was the first large building in the town to depart from this style. Contemporary with it is the original portion of the Ongar Primary School.

The (long-discontinued) railway service between Ongar and London was opened in 1865 and bus services have operated since the 1920's. The line is now run as the Epping and Ongar Railway — a heritage transport experience where you can experience the romance of travel in bygone times

The Budworth Hall was erected in 1886 as a combined assembly, reading and coffee-rooms and still serves the community today. It is built of red brick and is of a complex but vaguely 'Tudor' plan.

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Location of Budworth Hall

DIRECTIONS FOR THE M11 (Junction 7)

Take the A414 towards Chelmsford and North Weald.

Follow for approximately 5 miles - You will go straight ahead at two roundabouts.

At the third "Four Wantz" roundabout (BP garage on left) take the third exit towards Ongar.

The Budworth Hall is in on the right of the High Street, just past the Police Station and opposite The Cock public house. There are two public carparks close by — one next to the hall and another on the other side of the High Street next to the pub.

Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar, Essex CM5 9JG


DIRECTIONS FROM THE A12 (Junction 15)

Take the A414 towards Harlow.

You will head towards Chelmsford but then take first exit at roundabout to remain on the A414 towards Harlow.

Follow for approximately 9 miles. You will go straight ahead at two more roundabouts.

At the third "Four Wantz" roundabout (BP garage on right) take the first exit towards Ongar.

The Budworth Hall is in on the right of the High Street, just past the Police Station and opposite The Cock public house. There are two public carparks close by — one next to the hall and another on the other side of the High Street next to the pub.

CONTACT DETAILS

Chairman: Jane Webster
Email: jw@ongarmusicclub.org.uk

Essex Young Music of the Year Competition Administraton Team
Email: administrator@ongarmusicclub.org.uk