Saturday, 1 February 2020

Counties of the UK: Essex

This is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it

Location – One of the home counties (the others are
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.)  Deep estuaries on the coast result in Essex having the longest coast of any county.


County seat – Chelmsford

Unusual village name – Steeple Bumpstead

Flower – Poppy

Signature foods – Oysters, Essex Cockle Chowder


Famous places to visit – Chelmsford Cathedral, Colchester (oldest town in Britain), Waltham Abbey, Southend Pier, Saffron Walden

Famous people from Essex – Jamie Oliver, Charlotte Rampling, Alison Moyet

Go to this Pinboard to see the Counties of the UK

1 comment:

  1. I was born in Essex. It has a village called Ugley. Southend Pier is the longest pier, with its own train (and Jamie Oliver’s cafe at the end) Saffron Walden used to grow amazing crops of saffron in Tudor times. A beautiful county


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