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Food and Drink Event, Sat 29 Jul 2017

‘Murder on the Homefront’ Mystery Meal

‘Murder on the Homefront’ Mystery Meal


Cressing Temple



Cressing Temple Barns,
Witham Road,
Nr. Witham,
CM77 8PD


Slip back in time to the 1940’s in the historic setting of Cressing Temple, which becomes Wimlington Manor for the evening. Enjoy an authentic three course meal and then have a go at solving a very British murder mystery. The year is 1942 and the war is hitting Britain hard.

It's a time of Winston Churchill, Vera Lynn and Spam. In the normally sleepy village of Wimlington-on-Sea murder is afoot. You are invited to Wimlington Manor for a charity Gala to raise money for the war effort, but everything is not as it seems... Be greeted by glamorous and dapper wartime characters as you arrive, then go on to enjoy a four course meal based on real 1940’s recipes and ingredients.

Listen to music from the era played on a vintage gramophone and buy drinks from the onsite cash bar. Between dining, you will be watching and interacting with live actors who will guide you through a serious of mysterious events.

You will gather clues over the evening and put together your evidence ready to present your deductions over coffee at the end of the meal. This event is ideal for adults and accompanied children aged 16 upwards.

Visitors are encouraged to come in 1940s or formal attire, as befits the setting of this event. Parking on site is free. Dogs are not allowed on site.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jul 2017 19:00 to 23:00





Plan route to Cressing Temple Barns using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 799187  Lat: 51.83793 Long: 0.60985

From Colchester take the A12 to Witham. Head out towards Braintree on the B1018. Cressing Temple Barns are well sign posted.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Toilets can be found on site and include disabled and baby changing facilities.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility