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From: steveshistory2 <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Local Libraries
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 17:09:02 +0100
I'd agree about the lack of facilities at ERO, but it does have the advantage of a less than 5 minute walk along the canal side path into the town centre, with 4 or 5 eating and drinking places right in front of you, ranging from a sandwich shop via pubs to a couple of full blown restaurants.
Unlike some records offices that are on the outskirts of their town, with no facilities.
> In a message dated Wed, 16 May 2007 19:03:10 GMT Daylight Time,
> steveshistory2 (mailto:) writes:
> I would recommend the Essex Records Office, in Chelmsford, Wharf Road. If
> you are driving there is a huge open car park right next to it.
> If you are walking from the bus/train station I would allow 10 to 15
> minutes, depending on how fast you walk.
> I'm not sure if it has changed recently, but bring your own packed lunch
> (you can pick sandwiches up as you pass the nearby Tesco, or down the High
> Street). The 'facilities' at the ERO were a cubby-hole with a crisp/chocolate
> machine and a drinks machine that served indifferent coffee. If the weather is
> fine you can find a place outside overlooking the river.
> I understand the Council's long-term plans include a hotel next door to the
> ERO which will include a restaurant, but this is not yet anywhere near
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