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ian series 1



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It all looks good to me. Thumbs Up 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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GREENI



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Nice write up, thanks for sharing. instagram @v8_scumbag

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Thanks for the kind words ,mk1 collector I have never managed the super model tan golden brown ,red and pure white has been my look.The lovely village is Finchingfield out past Braintree ,if you are in the area their are some very nice roads mixed with small villages all the way up to Suffolk .

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^^^ Thanks Legin. We have some friends near Braintree actually, so next time we're over we'll find an excuse for a drive, perhaps to a nice pub?

BTW Legin, with regard to your tan, you do know you're in the home of fake tan (bottle, spray, bed) so you have no excuse for being pink and white. Stick in a nice set of veneers and you'll be right at home Very Happy Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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The Fox is in the middle of Finchingfield, Grenadier. Wink

Try not to come on a Summer week-end, unless you really like motorbikes!

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Definitely needed a warning before the BBQ photo Rolling with laughter Nice write up Legin Thumbs Up

I grew up in Coggeshall and went to school in Colchester. My parents are still in Coggeshall and I drop in most weeks when I'm working in London. It is a nice part of the world. To my mind north east Essex is much like Suffolk.

Although a little way from Coggeshall, my father's favourite pub is here: http://www.compasseslittleygreen.co.uk/ He was telling me he had been talking to someone there with a number of old landrovers - if that was anyone on here and you were bemused / offended......he is a bike man and cannot understand why anyone could get remotely excited about 'an agricultural vehicle'...noisy, slow, uncomfortable etc etc.

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leeds wrote:
Ooops is that Essex sliding back down the estimation scale? Or is it a case of statistics dammed statistics? Cornwall figure is 20% longer then Essex so I suppose Essex lads/lasses etc will start to argue different.


Brendan


Costal erosion.

Bits of Cornwall are always falling into the sea.



Agree about that BBQ photo. I’ll be having bloomin’ nightmares for months.

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Don't forget Essex also has the Dedham Vale AONB, Constable Country which is beautiful. And that is praise indeed from a Suffolk Boy! Confused James
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Secret Essex

Great review and nice to hear the acknowledgement that it is not all full of TOWIE and Love Island nonsense 😄
Being lucky enough to be in the top end of the county we have a lot of nice villages that are off the commercial radar.
The Fox in Finchingfield +1
The Vine in Bardfield, Half moon in Belchamp St Paul are also nice watering holes.
Also worth a visit are the Essex villages on the Left side of the M11 corridor. MY15.5 110XS CSW
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Rashers



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"Also worth a visit are the Essex villages on the Left side of the M11 corridor"

You going north or south Tomcat?

Both sets of in-laws live around about Harlow. Some cracking villages around there Thumbs Up

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Tomcat 106



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Rashers.
I was thinking in terms of heading upwards....... although most of the villages in the Roding Valley are also very nice 👍 MY15.5 110XS CSW
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Re: Secret Essex

Tomcat 106 wrote:

The Fox in Finchingfield +1
The Vine in Bardfield, Half moon in Belchamp St Paul are also nice watering holes.


I don't know the Half Moon, but the Vine is closely associated with my family as my grandfather married the girl next door, who was the Landlord of The Vine's daughter. My father virtually lived in the place.

Beware though - a group of Guns and scruffy beaters congregate in there on alternate Saturday afternoons in winter, after a day in the field. Laughing


A gathering of Defenders around Finchingfield pond would be interesting...... Whistle

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^^^^

Now there’s an idea.......
It might upset the Ducati boys though!
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Re: Secret Essex

Slideywindows wrote:
A gathering of Defenders around Finchingfield pond would be interesting...... Whistle


I'm in Thumbs Up James
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Re: ^^^^

Tomcat 106 wrote:
Now there’s an idea.......
It might upset the Ducati boys though!
Laughing

Do they actually ride them down your way. Here they are usually at the dealers being repaired Rolling with laughter

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