My British peeps....

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  1. Teh RedWizard

    Teh RedWizard Supporting Member

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    I'm relocating to the UK this coming fall,and after conducting much homework,and deliberation have decided to start with Southend on Sea as my first dwelling place.Anything you'd like to share about this area?:)

    Thanks./

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southend-on-Sea
     
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    First piece of advice is that it's pronounced locally as "Saaafffend". The 'correct' and full pronunciation is only necessary when promoting it to non-locals and reporting crime. Other than that, I've never been but I hear it's nice. Especially in Summer.
     
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    Well, I'm not British peeps (or any "peeps", for that matter), so I doubt my contribution/opinion matters in the least, but....from that link you provided, this gem jumped out at me:

    "Southend is the seventh most densely populated area in the United Kingdom outside of the London Boroughs, with 38.8 people per hectare compared to a national average of 3.77."

    Translated into my language, that means, "not in a million years". :p
     
  5. Hanglow

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    You are essentially at the arse end of the Thames

    I've never been there so it could be great . But if you are working in London then your commute is going to be a minimum of 1hr 30mins on a good day.

    Good luck :eek:
     
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    Canvey island. Is the arse end of the Thames. Look up Dr. Feelgood.

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    So southend is the perineum?


    This isn't the best thread for a biology lesson tbf
     
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    Haven't been there for years. It used to be a bit down-market. Westcliff was a bit nicer (the next town over). Robin Trower is from Sarfend. Peter Pan's Playground used to entertain me as a kid, but I'm not sure if it's even still there. There used to be a train that took you to the end of the pier, but I think that got dismantled.

    Edit...no, I'm wrong, there is still a railway that takes you to the end of the pier.
     
  10. Teh RedWizard

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    Thanks....I spent summers as a kid between London,and Deal,Kent where my maternal grandma (RIP) had houses.So I'm somewhat familiar with that general region of the country...although I have not been over since 1984, I think.
     

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