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GETTING TO KNOW ESSEX

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A travel journal to Essex by lak11

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Cliffs Pavilion

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Attraction | "STARLIGHT EXPRESS UK TOUR"

Cliffs Pavilion Photo, Essex, England
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****THE FASTEST SHOW ON EARTH (Background)**** Starlight Express was created by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1975 as a children's story. Sir Andrew intended it to become an animated show but this didn't happen. He went on to re-write it in 1983, as a story for his two children. The show opened in 1984 at London's Apollo Victoria theatre. Nine years later the music was devoted to another of his children, Alastair. The shows lyrics are by Richard Stilgoe (additional lyrics for the tour by David Yazbeck). Arlene Phillips choreographed for the West End and is also choreographer and director for this tour. The tour is presented by Bill Kenwright. I was impressed to h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2012

Cliffs Pavilion
Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA
01702 390657

Hainault Forest Country Park

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Attraction | "PARK LIFE at Hainault Forest Country Park"

Hainault Forest Country Park Photo, Essex, England
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I have visited Hainault Forest Country Park many times over the past twenty-five years or so. In this time it has only changed a little, with extra and better facilities being incorporated and so has remained a pleasant location for myself and my family. I believe it's a real treat in a London borough to find an area of public land containing forest, farmland, a lake and a large open space making it a lovely place to visit any time of the year and a bonus is that entry is free. Hainault Forest Country Park provides a wonderful leisure facility for local residents and also to visitors to the area. It has something for everyone from the very young to the elderly. As facilities at the p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 18, 2012

Hainault Forest Country Park
Greater London
Essex, England
020 8500 7353

The Old Maypole

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Restaurant | "NO DANCING AROUND THIS MAYPOLE"

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A review of the pub and its facilities.The Old Maypole is situated in an area that’s lost most of its public houses. Although The Old Maypole isn't the best pub I’ve been in, because I've been going in here occasionally for about twenty-five years it must be one of the pubs I've visited most. One thing I like about this pub is although food is served all day it’s still essentially, a pub. It looks and feels traditional. One can go in here for a drink without feeling you're taking up valuable dining space. There are always a fair number of customers dining here and many who visit just for a drink. When I first went in here about,26 years ago, it was very different; there were mo...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2012

The Old Maypole
105-107 Fencepiece Road
Hainault, Ilford, Essex IG6 2NG

The Crown and Crooked Billet

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Restaurant | "ONCE THE VILLAGE PUB BY THE GREEN"

The Crown and Crooked Billet Photo, Essex, England
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EXTERIOR I've always thought this pub looks inviting from the outside with its traditional façade, wooden benches, table and parasols placed outside. It's situated on a slip road off of a fairly busy main road. The pub looks good when seen from the main road, when driving or walking past. If I'm visiting the pub in the warmer months then I like to sit at an outside table at the front of the pub. From here the view is good and I find myself thinking back to years ago when the area would have been a country village. It's easy to imagine bygone days from this aspect of a wonderful view of the village green with the focal point being the beautiful old church of St Paul's. There'...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

The Crown and Crooked Billet
13 Cross Road
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8BN
020 8502 9192

Abshar Punjabi Restaurant

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Restaurant | "ABSHAR-LUTELY LOVELY"

Abshar Punjabi Restaurant Photo, Essex, England
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I have eaten at Abshar Punjabi restaurant many times. In my locality we have a great choice of Indian restaurants and sometimes it's difficult to decide which one to go to. My two favourite Indian restaurants are both on the same high street and they are Abshar and Sharod. I usually favour Abshar if dining out on a Saturday evening, as one is more likely to secure a table than at the neighbouring Sharod. As for sharod, even if a table is booked one has to wait for it which puts me off dining there at busy times. But, then, if I'm going out to eat during the week or on a Sunday night I'm more likely to choose Sharod as it is smaller and more intimate resulting, in my opinion, in a better atmosphe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2012

Abshar Punjabi Restaurant
43 High Street
Barkingside, Essex IG6 2AD
Tel:(020)85506213