"Essex" Essex by phil_uk_net

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My adopted home for 30 years. Like myself and my family, a lot of people from East London have moved out to Essex in the last 50 years. It is a generally flat county (apart from where I go cycling) and suffers from a bad reputation created by the press. Does Essex deserve the reputation it has? I guess certain areas do. However, the small country villages that can be found throughout the county, and certain stretches of coastline, are really quite pretty. Transport links into London are generally quite good so people living here have the option to work in London but live outside the big City.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good access to both London and somer nice countryside
  • Cons:A negative image, justified in some areas
  • In a nutshell:There are far, far worse places to live in the UK
  • Intro Written May 13, 2003
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  • Sharon's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 3:53 PM

    Forget him ! how about Old mighty Dean ??? (Martin)... sounds better (and naughty too :-P )

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 12:20 AM

    Interesing tips, I'd love to hear more when you get a chance...Sounds like an interesting area!

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