Traditionally, the eastern kingdom of the Saxons, Essex is a county of great contrasts. To the south it merges with metropolitan London; on the eastern side there are seaside resorts and remote marshlands; and to the north and west, Essex borders rural Suffolk, Cambridge and Hertfordshire.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Essex:
St Thomas the Apostle Church, Navestock Heath © John Winfield
Southend-on-Sea © Christine Matthews
Burnham-on-Crouch, 1961 © Ben Brooksbank
Thaxted, 1961 © Ben Brooksbank