Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Labworth

The Labworth is an Art Deco Cafe overlooking the Thames Estuary on Canvey Island’s Western Esplanade. Designed by Ove Arup – who during the 1950′s was design engineer for the Sydney Opera House – it is said to resemble the … Continue reading

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A Garden Visitor

The stag beetle is the UK’s largest terrestrial beetle, and is so named because the male’s large jaw-like mandibles look just like the antlers of a stag. This guy was making his way across our back lawn and didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Hythe Quay, Maldon

The port of Maldon was once part of an important water borne transport system comprising the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation and Heybridge Basin, that is, the navigable waterways to the north of the Thames estuary. Once busy with cargo the … Continue reading

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Chantry Park

Ipswich is blessed with many excellent public parks – bequeathed to the town by MP’s, Baron’s and others, in the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds – all of which are maintained to a very high standard. This view … Continue reading

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