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Anyone in Leigh-on-Sea?

(22 Posts)
Riverwalk Thu 29-Nov-18 08:53:57

According to Rightmove it's the happiest place to live in the UK! I've never been but it looks very nice smile


ebayqueen Thu 29-Nov-18 18:47:05

It is,I live there ! We have the olde worlde seaside part with cockle sheds, fishing boats and pubs.The town with mostly individual shops and eateries and the outskirts not too far away where I live :-)

Luckygirl Thu 29-Nov-18 18:51:00

Oh don't please! - how I miss it. I lived near there as a child and used to bike to the cockle sheds all summer.

Luckygirl Thu 29-Nov-18 18:52:46

And I live a stone's throw from another one that features as happiest!

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 18:54:27

I live close, and have had some lovely times poodling around the pubs, cocklesheds and beaches there.
Its lovely to sit outside on a summer evening and watch the world go by.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Nov-18 18:57:10

I live the next station up, it has lots of character, independent shops, lots of nice restaurants. As well as “Old Leigh” next to the sea lots of seafood. I can walk from where I live to Leigh along the Estuary a lovely way to spend a morning 👍🏻

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 18:59:26

I work in the next station up to Leigh, and live in the next station down. smile
Small world.

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 19:01:33

Mind you, it depends on what you class as up or down from Leigh, I suppose.

ebayqueen Thu 29-Nov-18 19:02:50

awww Luckygirl, would you be unable to move back ? I have a friend whose family were cocklers , so much history there.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Nov-18 19:04:54

Miss A 4 of us met up a few weeks ago, 2 from Leigh, myself and another lady we are hoping to meet up again after Christmas look out for details it is under Southend meet up x

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Nov-18 19:05:45

Miss A do you work in Benfleet?

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 19:09:39

That's where I catch my train from, yes.

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 19:11:23

Oh yes, I did read about the meet up, and was very interested, but I'm working full time and it seems to take up so much time!!
I'm sure I will make it to a meet up at some point though.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Nov-18 19:11:30

Miss A I will pm you

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 19:23:53

Lovely, thanks!

Jalima1108 Thu 29-Nov-18 19:48:00

seaside envy

We could have moved near there years ago but decided not to as the move may not have been permanent.
Sometimes I wish we had.

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 19:53:59

I've just realised; I'm the round shouldered shadow in the pic! grin

Jalima1108 Thu 29-Nov-18 20:01:03

lovely pic, sun, sea and sand - what more could you want

lemongrove Thu 29-Nov-18 21:39:48

I know Leigh well, used to live near there, and we would go to a restaurant called Oscars, anyone remember that?
Old Leigh is now very fashionable.

MissAdventure Thu 29-Nov-18 21:44:26

Oh yes, I remember Oscars.
I never went there, but I know it was very popular.

Flaxseed Thu 29-Nov-18 22:05:57

I remember Oscars! although Leigh is around 20 miles from me.
I am going for afternoon tea at Mad Dogs and Englishmen in December. It looks very nice smile
Anyone been there?

Sar53 Thu 29-Nov-18 23:38:32

Flaxseed we went there for afternoon tea just before my OH's daughter had her twins, about 20 months ago. A baby shower that wasn't, no presents but just all her friends and all the ladies in the family celebrating the big event due in a few weeks. We had a lovely afternoon. I hope you enjoy yourselves.
I also live just along the coast from Leigh. The old town is very pretty but gets incredibly busy in the summer.