The only way is Essex...
Essex does not always get a good press, but today I did a talk to ‘The Rodings’ U3A. A nicer bunch of people and more charming part of the country would be difficult to find.
The Rodings (or Roothings) consist of eight villages a few miles west of Chelmsford: Abbess Roding, Aythorpe Roding, Beauchamp Roding, Berners Roding, High Roding, Leaden Roding, Margaret Roding and White Roding. The meeting took place at The Reid Rooms at Margaret Roding, as pleasant a venue as I have been to in a long time.
Since the sailing around the Essex and Suffolk coasts beats the south coast into a cocked hat, I have no hesitation declaring that “The only way is Essex...”
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