Well Done That Man!

We’ve just spotted this in the Swindon Advertiser: FORMER Rayleigh schoolboy Phil Bigwood played a leading role in the BBC’s highly-praised Olympic Games coverage. The Rochford born 46-year-old is the broadcaster’s executive producer of TV sport. And he was thrilled to be able to play a unique part in London 2012. “It was just an absolutely fantastic thing to be…
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Some Good Places To Visit During The Olympics – 2

If you are coming to Hadleigh for the Olympics, you might fancy coming to Rayleigh for a meal. There are plenty of cafes and tea-rooms, and a good range of restaurants – whether you want Fish and Chips, Italian, Spanish, Chinese or Indian. Plus lots of pubs…. And if you want to go a bit further, and eat by the…
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“It’s the people who make a town special, though”

Chris Black has an article on the Guardian website today, on this special morning for Rayleigh. Here is the text, with some added links and photos: ” If you want to see the most charming council house in Britain, come and visit the Dutch Cottage in Rayleigh. It’s tiny, octagonal and thatched – and although it has tenants living there,…
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