Only in Essex, eh? Visiting Basildon market recently, I came across a framed portrait of the Kray brothers for sale in the market. It was on a stall also selling framed pictures of The Sopranos, Marlon Brando as The Godfather and of course, “notorious East End gangsters” Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Don't think it was 'ironic' either.
Surely it must be a bit of a conversation stopper having a framed portrait of Reggie and Ronnie on the wall at Basildon dinner parties as you pass round the Jack 'The Hat' McVitie's biscuits?