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Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range
Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range

Visit a museum inside the Foulness military firing range

If you fancy visiting a small museum in the middle of a military firing range, then you may want to put some dates into your diary.

Jan
21
Tickets Alert: Attend the Dunmow Flitch Trials
Tickets Alert: Attend the Dunmow Flitch Trials

Tickets Alert: Attend the Dunmow Flitch Trials

Every 4th year, for the past umpteen centuries, a special trial takes place just outside London, and tickets to attend are now on sale.

Nov
09
2021
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

Overlooking the Thames in Essex are the ruins of an ill-fated castle that was once a royal residence and was later immortalised by John Constable.

Nov
09
2021
Half-price train ticket offer on C2C railway services
Half-price train ticket offer on C2C railway services

Half-price train ticket offer on C2C railway services

If you fancy a cheap trip to Essex, then C2C is offering 1,000 half-price off-peak weekday tickets on c2c trains for travel over the next two weeks.

Nov
01
2021
A day trip to – Colchester
A day trip to – Colchester

A day trip to – Colchester

Barely 40 minutes from central London lies the town that boasts more visible Roman ruins than London, a big castle, a ruined abbey, loads of old churches, and a pretty town centre.

Oct
27
2021
Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension
Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension

Harlow Council lobbying for a London Underground extension

An extension of the London Underground's Central line to reach the town of Harlow is being proposed by the local council, as part of a range of ideas to improve transport links to London as the town is planning to add some 19,000 new homes over the next decade.

Aug
16
2021
Purfleet railway station to be moved and rebuilt
Purfleet railway station to be moved and rebuilt

Purfleet railway station to be moved and rebuilt

A little railway station currently serving the Essex town of Purfleet is to be moved and renamed as part of a £1 billion housing and regeneration scheme for the area which is to be renamed as Purfleet-on-Thames.

Aug
11
2021
A day trip to – Saffron Walden, Essex
A day trip to – Saffron Walden, Essex

A day trip to – Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden is an ancient market village that has the remains of a Norman castle, a very large church, lots of old buildings, a great museum, and some old fortifications to see.

Jul
22
2021
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens

A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens

About an hour outside London is a grand house that would impress anyone, except its original builder, as what you see is missing two-thirds of the original house.

Jul
21
2021
Are there plans for a light rail service linking towns in Essex?
Are there plans for a light rail service linking towns in Essex?

Are there plans for a light rail service linking towns in Essex?

According to news reports, there are plans for a DLR style service linking up several parts of Essex.

Sep
14
2020
Lower Thames Crossing gets funding in the budget
Lower Thames Crossing gets funding in the budget

Lower Thames Crossing gets funding in the budget

A large road tunnel under the Thames to the east of London has been given funding in the 2020 budget.

Mar
11
2020
Half price travel on C2C trains in October
Half price travel on C2C trains in October

Half price travel on C2C trains in October

The C2C train operator, which runs trains between Fenchurch Street and Essex is offering half-price off-peak tickets for use during October.

Sep
24
2019
Day trips from London – Coggeshall: A barn, a church, a manor and a village
Day trips from London – Coggeshall: A barn, a church, a manor and a village

Day trips from London – Coggeshall: A barn, a church, a manor and a village

A small picture-postcard type village in Essex is home to some remarkable historical buildings, many of which can be visited

Aug
15
2019
Day trips from London – Tiptree’s Jam Museum
Day trips from London – Tiptree’s Jam Museum

Day trips from London – Tiptree’s Jam Museum

A small village in Essex that you probably didn't know existed, yet with an instantly memorable name is also home to a museum - of the making of jam.

Aug
14
2019
Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort
Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort

Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort

Today marks the anniversary of a certain Queen giving a rather famous speech to her troops in Tilbury. But why Tilbury?

Aug
09
2019
Crossrail sees record visitors to its mud dumping ground
Crossrail sees record visitors to its mud dumping ground

Crossrail sees record visitors to its mud dumping ground

A muddy legacy from the Crossrail project is already seeing record visitors -- of an avian kind.

Jul
24
2017
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

When visiting an island controlled by the military with very strict instructions to stick to one named road, a tour of the island by tractor is not the sort of thing you should expect.

Aug
06
2014
The world’s oldest surviving wooden church
The world’s oldest surviving wooden church

The world’s oldest surviving wooden church

If I told you that the world's oldest wooden church is not in a dusty part of Palestine or Ethiopia, but in the green fields of the UK, you might be surprised. Even more so if I pointed out that it is just outside London.

May
28
2012
One of London’s airports gains a new railway station
One of London’s airports gains a new railway station

One of London’s airports gains a new railway station

A couple of weeks ago - and a mere eight months later than planned - a new train station was opened to much local fanfare marking the regeneration of one of London's airports, and as a sad train geek (and occasional aircraft geek), I felt compelled to go and have a look.

Aug
02
2011