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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.

Visit 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

Pay a visit to 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.

St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

Although I was rudely thwarted in my attempt to visit the Foulness Heritage Centre yesterday (and the church next to it), I was slightly compensated by a look around another its sister church which was on my route between Shoeburyness

A small museum inside a military firing range

Lurking on the eastern most edge of the River Thames sits Foulness Island, a low lying marshy farmland that is also almost entirely controlled by the Ministry of Defence for weapons testing. Rather improbably, sitting in the middle of this