DanburySeniors.org is the official website for seniors brought to you by the City of Danbury, CT Department of Elderly Services and the Danbury Aging in Place Council.
The car park on Bicknacre road is locked at dusk -- times are displayed in the car park.
With a dedicated parts department, special offer finance terms and a full accident and repair service (with courtesy cars), Danbury are fully equipped to build, service and maintain your next campervan!
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
On the south-western edge of Danbury is Backwarden Nature Reserve, leased to Essex Wildlife Trust who manage a block of nearly 250 acres on Danbury Ridge; a mosaic of woodland, common and heath, streams and bogs. This is a great place to look out for wild flowers, reptiles (including adders), nesting birds and insects.
The village was built on the site of a Neolithic or early Iron Age hill fort noted for its oval shape, sometimes confused with the Megalithic enclosure at Danebury in Hampshire.
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Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
Find your way to Lingwood Common on this easy-to-follow walking trail, enjoy some great views over the Essex countryside and enjoy peaceful spots within the woods.
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Take this waymarked trail between the two commons, passing through a mix of environments including open heathland, wooded glades, plus an area of wetland that’s a haven for wildlife.
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Danbury is a village in the borough of Chelmsford, Essex, England. It is located 33.5 miles (53.9 km) northeast of Charing Cross, London and has a population of 6,500.[when?] It is situated on a hill 367 feet (112 m) above sea level.
Lose yourself in 214 acres of heath, gorse and coppice encompassing a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), ancient woodland and military defences designed to give Napoleon a run for his money.
After the Norman Conquest, King William took the lands and settlement and granted it to Geoffrey de Mandeville who was made Earl of Essex.
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An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
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See if you can trace clues to the common’s unlikely use as a centre of military operation. From early times, Danbury's elevated position between the Crouch and Blackwater estuaries has been turned to strategic defence and army encampment. Between 1780 and 1815 threat came with the Napoleonic Wars whilst the First and Second World Wars saw the area used extensively as training grounds.
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Find out how we care for the lowland heath, ancient coppice woodland and ponds of Danbury Commons, Essex
The Danbury Aging in Place Council's mission is to create a community where Seniors have the opportunity to live safely, independently, and with dignity in the home of their choice.
Danbury Church Spire was the origin (meridian) for the 6 inch and 1:2500 Ordnance Survey maps of Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Originally it also was the origin for Essex, but that county was recalculated on the meridian of St. Paul's, London, in about 1919, due to the fact that Greater London started to spill out well into Essex.
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According to the official parish publication, Danbury Parish Plan 2003, first Iron Age settlers, then the Romans and finally the Dæningas tribe of Saxons occupied the Danbury area. They[clarification needed] built a hill fort. It was known as Danengeberiam in the Domesday Book of 1086, a name referring to a stronghold of the "family" or "followers" of a man called Dene.
Follow this waymarked trail and discover open heathland, wooded glades, wetland and all the wildlife that thrive in the variety of habitats.
The village has a long connection with the Sinclair family, known locally as St Clere. There are three wooden effigies in the church which date back to the thirteenth and fourteenth century  One has been identified as being that of William St Clere. In 1968 it was taken to be exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.
Welcome to the official website for the City of Danbury Senior Resources. This website contains information and resources to help improve the quality of life for our senior community. We welcome you to browse through the many offerings on this website!
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Enquiring minds will love the challenge of finding the caches using the GPS codes and clues, then using a smartphone to access a wealth of fascinating facts, activities and quizzes.
Don't miss exploring Blakes Wood, an ancient woodland on a sloping site spanning 100 acres of clear streams, valleys, mighty oaks, chestnuts and coppiced hornbeam. In spring our woodland floor is a riot of colourful wild flowers, including one of the best bluebell displays in the area, primrose and yellow archangel.
Danbury Parish Council, The Old School House, Main Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4NQ. United Kingdom
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Below you will find a small selection of over 100 vehicles we have in stock. Call us on 01454 310000 to discuss your dream camper van. All prices include VAT and OTR costs of £1,250 (delivery to Danbury from manufacturer, registration fee, road tax, number plates and PDI).
We are a long established family-run business with an engineering background and because of this you will find all our models are of the highest possible quality. At our ultra-modern factory, we convert the VW T6, the fantastic retro- style VW T2, the Ford Transit, and the Ford Transit Connect into a fabulous range of small to mid-sized campervans.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.