GOOD EVENING, I'M FROM ESSEX IN CASE YOU COULDN'T TELL… TRAVELS OF AN EXILED ESSEX MAN AROUND THE THAMES DELTA AND THROUGH GOD'S OWN COUNTY
Hi Pete, loved the piece in the Indy and was hoping to have a chat with you about it. Can you pls send me an email adress or phone number? Cheers, Alan Geere (editor-in-chief, Brentwood Gazette and unreconstructed Essex man!) email@example.com
Good piece. Going back to Sydney next week - but know I'll be dreaming of Billericay and the Hoop up in Stock. Since my parents are now both gone, I don't have any reason to go back - but I still do when I have the time. You can take the boy out of Billericay etc. I love the county - it's 'in your face' attitude, the closeness to London and the fantastic countryside. Yes - it can be a bit crap sometimes (where can't ?), but it's always going to be home. Where ever I am.
Very well put. Nice to know there's a part of Sydney — one of my favourite cities — that's forever Billericay... and must try the Hoop.