Flying to Groningen from Southend Airport was so easy

The bustling streets of Groningen

The bustling streets of Groningen

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If you are looking for a romantic city break with a difference this summer, look no further than the Dutch city of Groningen.

With its eclectic mix of modern and gothic architecture, miles of scenic canals and abundance of cafes and restaurants, it’s a little- known gem.

Flights are now scheduled from Southend Airport once a day and take about an hour.

Arriving at Groningen Airport is like taking a step back to the golden age of air travel.

Just metres from the airstand, there is an outdoor terrace where passengers, families and plane spotters enjoy cold pints of local beer while watching the planes take off and land.

You are bustled off the plane with typicial Dutch efficiency and are through passport and baggage claim at the tiny Fifties airport in about 15 minutes.

The ride into town takes us a further quarter of an hour by cab and there are regular buses from the airport.

After a morning of travelling it’s probably time to refuel.

For a spot of people-watching and traditional Groningen fare do as the locals do and head to Flinders Cafe in Noorderplantsoen, Kruissingel.

A pretty cafe housed in a huge conservatory deep in Noorderplantsoen Park, it offers a selection of salads and sandwiches made with local produce, along with dutch Croquetes which are well worth a go.

In terms of finding a place to sleep, Groningen offers accommodation to suit all budgets.

At the upper end of the market is the stunning Prinsenhof Hotel.

Dating back to the 15th century, the Prinsenhof has been a monastery, a church, a military hospital, a military barracks and a radio and TV station.

Stripped back walls, stained glass windows and tonnes of original antiques sit beautifully alongside top of the range mod cons making it the perfect romantic escape.

Many of the bedrooms are split level with a luxurious bathroom jam-packed with designer products on a mezzanine above the sleeping area.

Wandering in to town for the evening Groningen has bustling yet laid-back night life.

Situated about two hours from Amsterdam, Gronignen is one of Holland’s university towns, which has resulted in a real mix of venues, from relaxed cocktail bars, to traditional Dutch pubs to basement nightclubs.

Finding somewhere to eat is not difficult, with a number of restaurants clustered around Grote Markt.

Feithuis in Martinikerkhof 10, offers a wide selection of fish and meat dishes made with local and regional produce.

In terms of things to do, the Infoversum 3D dome theatre is definitely worth a visit.

It offers 3D films in Dutch and English and this summer’s offering, To Space and Back, is followed by a talk by an astronomer, guiding you through the constellations in the night sky.

The Groninger Museum is also worth a few hours. It has a variety of exhibitions from antiquities and art to more quirky post modern art and exhibitions by Dutch fasion designers.

For information go to www.groningermuseum.nl www.holland.com or www.southendairport.com

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2:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

John Right says...

You just can't go wrong flying out of Southend, bring along more flights and destinations please..
You just can't go wrong flying out of Southend, bring along more flights and destinations please.. John Right
  • Score: -1

2:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen?

The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away.
This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen? The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away. Sensible Man
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

*Advert*
*Advert* jayman
  • Score: 12

2:55pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

oh...almost forgot. Has southend airport paid its rent arrears to southend council yet? the interest must be stacking up...
oh...almost forgot. Has southend airport paid its rent arrears to southend council yet? the interest must be stacking up... jayman
  • Score: 17

3:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Nebs says...

Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend. Nebs
  • Score: 14

3:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

w-jback says...

Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it. w-jback
  • Score: -5

3:16pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
[quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world. jayman
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

we could have had an modern engineering masterpiece, a technological feat which would have boosted our international status built in the Thames estuary. instead we are stuck with a rebooted ww2 airport that's had bits and bobs bolted onto it. #laughingstock
we could have had an modern engineering masterpiece, a technological feat which would have boosted our international status built in the Thames estuary. instead we are stuck with a rebooted ww2 airport that's had bits and bobs bolted onto it. #laughingstock jayman
  • Score: 5

3:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

You really do have to laugh at the pathetic "anti's" on this site. Their (supposed) "up" votes register just the same as those opposed to them go "down". Truly, truly juvenile and pathetic. Multiple log-ins anyone?? Ho ho ho!!!!
You really do have to laugh at the pathetic "anti's" on this site. Their (supposed) "up" votes register just the same as those opposed to them go "down". Truly, truly juvenile and pathetic. Multiple log-ins anyone?? Ho ho ho!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: -3

3:28pm Fri 8 Aug 14

w-jback says...

jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
The figures say different.

Plus Amstrad (and Lord Sugar) became very successful on the back of them.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]The figures say different. Plus Amstrad (and Lord Sugar) became very successful on the back of them. w-jback
  • Score: -2

3:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see.

Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!!

Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see. Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!! Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: -9

3:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual.
Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual. Sensible Man
  • Score: -3

3:50pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual.
come off it. the estuary is the most industrialised area in the south east. Personally im surprised their is any wildlife thriving here at all.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual.[/p][/quote]come off it. the estuary is the most industrialised area in the south east. Personally im surprised their is any wildlife thriving here at all. jayman
  • Score: 6

3:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

Sensible Man wrote:
jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see.

Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!!

Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!!
my point being that we (some) try too hard areas of endeavour that are destined for failure. I guess this was lost on you...
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see. Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!! Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!![/p][/quote]my point being that we (some) try too hard areas of endeavour that are destined for failure. I guess this was lost on you... jayman
  • Score: 4

4:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Jayman-

Try taking a look at the RSPB (that is Royal Society For The Protection of Birds in case you did not know) website - and enter Thames Estuary. See what they think about a filthy Thames Estuary airport. And I think they know rather more than you. And you are surprised there is any wildlife in the Estuary - my God - how stupid can anyone be. I would trust the RSPB above you any day. But you want an estuary airport - eh? You truly are an environment hater.
Jayman- Try taking a look at the RSPB (that is Royal Society For The Protection of Birds in case you did not know) website - and enter Thames Estuary. See what they think about a filthy Thames Estuary airport. And I think they know rather more than you. And you are surprised there is any wildlife in the Estuary - my God - how stupid can anyone be. I would trust the RSPB above you any day. But you want an estuary airport - eh? You truly are an environment hater. Sensible Man
  • Score: -8

4:05pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

And may I just apologise for all that - and wish the London Southend to Groningen route - and all its passengers - 100% success!!

Thank you.
And may I just apologise for all that - and wish the London Southend to Groningen route - and all its passengers - 100% success!! Thank you. Sensible Man
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Jayman-

Try taking a look at the RSPB (that is Royal Society For The Protection of Birds in case you did not know) website - and enter Thames Estuary. See what they think about a filthy Thames Estuary airport. And I think they know rather more than you. And you are surprised there is any wildlife in the Estuary - my God - how stupid can anyone be. I would trust the RSPB above you any day. But you want an estuary airport - eh? You truly are an environment hater.
I said I was surprised that wildlife thrives there. I did not say that wildlife did not thrive there.. i refer you to cape Canaveral, seattle tacoma airport, St Maarten airports. All are host to rich wildlife and sea birds. all are 'by the sea'
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Jayman- Try taking a look at the RSPB (that is Royal Society For The Protection of Birds in case you did not know) website - and enter Thames Estuary. See what they think about a filthy Thames Estuary airport. And I think they know rather more than you. And you are surprised there is any wildlife in the Estuary - my God - how stupid can anyone be. I would trust the RSPB above you any day. But you want an estuary airport - eh? You truly are an environment hater.[/p][/quote]I said I was surprised that wildlife thrives there. I did not say that wildlife did not thrive there.. i refer you to cape Canaveral, seattle tacoma airport, St Maarten airports. All are host to rich wildlife and sea birds. all are 'by the sea' jayman
  • Score: 5

5:12pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters.
Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters. Sensible Man
  • Score: -4

5:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Southend Andy says...

Here we go again, jayman & his saen mates using all there log ins to thumb down an airport story. I've lost count how many times they have done it. Why can't you be happy that a local business is doing well.
You may not like to fly but thousands do, more people like the airport then don't.
Here we go again, jayman & his saen mates using all there log ins to thumb down an airport story. I've lost count how many times they have done it. Why can't you be happy that a local business is doing well. You may not like to fly but thousands do, more people like the airport then don't. Southend Andy
  • Score: -5

6:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Airport supporters wont be so happy if the amount of run off from the airport means that the watercourses cannot take all the retail parks that are planned which would give thousands (not just the few hundreds) jobs for the area which are much needed.
Airport supporters wont be so happy if the amount of run off from the airport means that the watercourses cannot take all the retail parks that are planned which would give thousands (not just the few hundreds) jobs for the area which are much needed. jolllyboy
  • Score: 6

7:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Devils Advocate says...

jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue! Devils Advocate
  • Score: -2

7:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue!
How many Amstrad computers are currently produced? His computer division was a hyped flop. Need I say more.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue![/p][/quote]How many Amstrad computers are currently produced? His computer division was a hyped flop. Need I say more. jayman
  • Score: 3

7:44pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters.
I Have no connection to SAEN or its members directly or indirectly... why am I a horrible environment hater? to my knowledge the southend glide path is over two SSSI's and a RAMSAR site. southend airport is just as susceptible to bird strike as the proposed estuary airport (Brent geese love the river roach) and to my knowledge those white and orange aircraft burn the same fuel as any other jet aircraft.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters.[/p][/quote]I Have no connection to SAEN or its members directly or indirectly... why am I a horrible environment hater? to my knowledge the southend glide path is over two SSSI's and a RAMSAR site. southend airport is just as susceptible to bird strike as the proposed estuary airport (Brent geese love the river roach) and to my knowledge those white and orange aircraft burn the same fuel as any other jet aircraft. jayman
  • Score: 8

7:51pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jayman says...

jayman wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters.
I Have no connection to SAEN or its members directly or indirectly... why am I a horrible environment hater? to my knowledge the southend glide path is over two SSSI's and a RAMSAR site. southend airport is just as susceptible to bird strike as the proposed estuary airport (Brent geese love the river roach) and to my knowledge those white and orange aircraft burn the same fuel as any other jet aircraft.
http://jncc.defra.go
v.uk/pdf/RIS/UK11058
.pdf
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Well - it is interesting to see that Jayman and his supporters (or at least his right hand) hate and disagree with what the RSPB say. What a load of horrible environment haters.[/p][/quote]I Have no connection to SAEN or its members directly or indirectly... why am I a horrible environment hater? to my knowledge the southend glide path is over two SSSI's and a RAMSAR site. southend airport is just as susceptible to bird strike as the proposed estuary airport (Brent geese love the river roach) and to my knowledge those white and orange aircraft burn the same fuel as any other jet aircraft.[/p][/quote]http://jncc.defra.go v.uk/pdf/RIS/UK11058 .pdf jayman
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

jayman -

I totally respect your point of view but am perplexed by your aforementioned support for a Thames Estuary airport. Please look at the "Thames Estuary" page on the RSPB website which indicates that the Estuary is in fact a very important wetland. Obviously this would be totally decimated by a massive new airport - which would totally dwarf Southend - and birdlife and wildlife would suffer massively. I think we have quite enough local environmental destruction courtesy of our local shoebox merchants without supporting this monstrous proposal.

Anyway - hopefully these comments can now get back to discussing the attractions of Groningen for a visit.
jayman - I totally respect your point of view but am perplexed by your aforementioned support for a Thames Estuary airport. Please look at the "Thames Estuary" page on the RSPB website which indicates that the Estuary is in fact a very important wetland. Obviously this would be totally decimated by a massive new airport - which would totally dwarf Southend - and birdlife and wildlife would suffer massively. I think we have quite enough local environmental destruction courtesy of our local shoebox merchants without supporting this monstrous proposal. Anyway - hopefully these comments can now get back to discussing the attractions of Groningen for a visit. Sensible Man
  • Score: -1

8:15pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Nebs says...

Sensible Man wrote:
jayman -

I totally respect your point of view but am perplexed by your aforementioned support for a Thames Estuary airport. Please look at the "Thames Estuary" page on the RSPB website which indicates that the Estuary is in fact a very important wetland. Obviously this would be totally decimated by a massive new airport - which would totally dwarf Southend - and birdlife and wildlife would suffer massively. I think we have quite enough local environmental destruction courtesy of our local shoebox merchants without supporting this monstrous proposal.

Anyway - hopefully these comments can now get back to discussing the attractions of Groningen for a visit.
Or the attractions of a visit to Southend for the good folks of Groningen.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: jayman - I totally respect your point of view but am perplexed by your aforementioned support for a Thames Estuary airport. Please look at the "Thames Estuary" page on the RSPB website which indicates that the Estuary is in fact a very important wetland. Obviously this would be totally decimated by a massive new airport - which would totally dwarf Southend - and birdlife and wildlife would suffer massively. I think we have quite enough local environmental destruction courtesy of our local shoebox merchants without supporting this monstrous proposal. Anyway - hopefully these comments can now get back to discussing the attractions of Groningen for a visit.[/p][/quote]Or the attractions of a visit to Southend for the good folks of Groningen. Nebs
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Southend Andy says...

Southend Airport is like marmite either you love it or hate it. May be we can get them to sponsor it, London Southend Marmite Airport?
Southend Airport is like marmite either you love it or hate it. May be we can get them to sponsor it, London Southend Marmite Airport? Southend Andy
  • Score: 1

9:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Love Southend Airport! Definitely on the up and up!
Love Southend Airport! Definitely on the up and up! RuleBritania
  • Score: -8

9:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
Actially Southend Airport was voted best airport in the UK by WHICH magazine 2012 !!!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]Actially Southend Airport was voted best airport in the UK by WHICH magazine 2012 !!! Almeda11
  • Score: -3

9:43pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

jayman wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see.

Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!!

Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!!
my point being that we (some) try too hard areas of endeavour that are destined for failure. I guess this was lost on you...
TIME will tell, but regardless, this airport will keep on growing, no matter what anyone thinks, or says.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid, moronic post. Do you think the good people of Groningen and its environs come to spend the day at Southend Airport? Of course they do not. Sorry - but how STUPID can anyone be??? Southend Airport provides a quick, convenient service for onward travel to places that tourists wish to see. Do you think people come to spend days looking at the joys of Stansted, Luton or Gatwick airports? Of course they do not!! Seriously - how stupid can you be!!!! Southend Airport provides a service that people want - none of your juvenile nonsense will change that!!!![/p][/quote]my point being that we (some) try too hard areas of endeavour that are destined for failure. I guess this was lost on you...[/p][/quote]TIME will tell, but regardless, this airport will keep on growing, no matter what anyone thinks, or says. Almeda11
  • Score: -3

9:48pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

jayman wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual.
come off it. the estuary is the most industrialised area in the south east. Personally im surprised their is any wildlife thriving here at all.
Why are you surprised? if it was as bad as you like to make out they wouldn`t be thriving at all -- they know better than you, they live there !!!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Oh - and Jayman - you support the filthy environmental destruction that a Thames Estuary airport would cause do you?? You are one seriously confused individual.[/p][/quote]come off it. the estuary is the most industrialised area in the south east. Personally im surprised their is any wildlife thriving here at all.[/p][/quote]Why are you surprised? if it was as bad as you like to make out they wouldn`t be thriving at all -- they know better than you, they live there !!! Almeda11
  • Score: -3

9:03am Sat 9 Aug 14

OldSmokey says...

w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
Yes and you're top of the list, with Jayman a close second. Get use to it, Southend Airport is here to stay, and stop moaning.
[quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]Yes and you're top of the list, with Jayman a close second. Get use to it, Southend Airport is here to stay, and stop moaning. OldSmokey
  • Score: -4

9:58am Sat 9 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK
Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 1

9:59am Sat 9 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

jayman wrote:
we could have had an modern engineering masterpiece, a technological feat which would have boosted our international status built in the Thames estuary. instead we are stuck with a rebooted ww2 airport that's had bits and bobs bolted onto it. #laughingstock
SUITS US
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: we could have had an modern engineering masterpiece, a technological feat which would have boosted our international status built in the Thames estuary. instead we are stuck with a rebooted ww2 airport that's had bits and bobs bolted onto it. #laughingstock[/p][/quote]SUITS US CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -6

12:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

maxell says...

its interesting to read that it would appear that some people on here seem to think they are self acclaimed moderators, and if any body has an opinion that differs from theirs then they must be saen members its is so apparent that saen has really got up the noses of some people or why else would they keep useing the saen buzz word it is keeping them alive and at the forefront of peoples thinking .

As for the rspb and going back about 8 years wallasea island was discussed to be a wetland paid for by the europeans, what many may not be aware of this was only an excuse for thousands of tonnes of spoil from cross link brought in mostly out of the public eye by barge to be dumped, rochford benifited from the island as a dumping ground , the rspb must have been somewhat involved in this money maker. The airport employ safesky to control birds but when you speak with rspb over aircraft and birds they never want to discuss the issue and pass the buck not my aera etc, yes there are birds and strikes but why arnt they reported if they were it might just change peoples views on things. some people are not brave enough to face the truth, I look into you eyes and see what you cant see, that does not make me either wrong or a saen member. I must say that the article built up the location quit nicely but then it sumed it up with the fifties airport bit , maybe that is why it is possibly working both stuck in the same decade. Its a good job that the dutch dont come over in their hords as the attitude of some people would make them feel unwelcome easpeacily when the ladies find them more attractive or men come to that.
its interesting to read that it would appear that some people on here seem to think they are self acclaimed moderators, and if any body has an opinion that differs from theirs then they must be saen members its is so apparent that saen has really got up the noses of some people or why else would they keep useing the saen buzz word it is keeping them alive and at the forefront of peoples thinking . As for the rspb and going back about 8 years wallasea island was discussed to be a wetland paid for by the europeans, what many may not be aware of this was only an excuse for thousands of tonnes of spoil from cross link brought in mostly out of the public eye by barge to be dumped, rochford benifited from the island as a dumping ground , the rspb must have been somewhat involved in this money maker. The airport employ safesky to control birds but when you speak with rspb over aircraft and birds they never want to discuss the issue and pass the buck not my aera etc, yes there are birds and strikes but why arnt they reported if they were it might just change peoples views on things. some people are not brave enough to face the truth, I look into you eyes and see what you cant see, that does not make me either wrong or a saen member. I must say that the article built up the location quit nicely but then it sumed it up with the fifties airport bit , maybe that is why it is possibly working both stuck in the same decade. Its a good job that the dutch dont come over in their hords as the attitude of some people would make them feel unwelcome easpeacily when the ladies find them more attractive or men come to that. maxell
  • Score: -1

5:13pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Johannes Saarloos says...

Sensible Man wrote:
This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen?

The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away.
Hello Sensible Man, yes in Groningen it is the same. The majority speaks English as well. Groningen is a nice town. And the pubs and hotels are cheaper as in Amsterdam.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen? The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away.[/p][/quote]Hello Sensible Man, yes in Groningen it is the same. The majority speaks English as well. Groningen is a nice town. And the pubs and hotels are cheaper as in Amsterdam. Johannes Saarloos
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK
l completely agree with you, and l say HURRAY for Southend Airport, which was voted BEST AIRPORT recently in the whole of the uk.

NO IDEA why SOME, ie, the minority hate it so much, IT was there BEFORE them, so they knew full well the situation, and that it would eventually be up and running again. lf they don`t like living nearby they can always move, but the airport is definitely STAYING !!
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK[/p][/quote]l completely agree with you, and l say HURRAY for Southend Airport, which was voted BEST AIRPORT recently in the whole of the uk. NO IDEA why SOME, ie, the minority hate it so much, IT was there BEFORE them, so they knew full well the situation, and that it would eventually be up and running again. lf they don`t like living nearby they can always move, but the airport is definitely STAYING !! Almeda11
  • Score: -5

3:22am Sun 10 Aug 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

jayman wrote:
oh...almost forgot. Has southend airport paid its rent arrears to southend council yet? the interest must be stacking up...
Which arrears?

Are you going to provide any sort of proof to back this up?
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: oh...almost forgot. Has southend airport paid its rent arrears to southend council yet? the interest must be stacking up...[/p][/quote]Which arrears? Are you going to provide any sort of proof to back this up? costa-del-blowfly
  • Score: -2

7:32am Sun 10 Aug 14

the citizen says...

Southend Airport...fantastic! Used it twice (both times to Schiphol) Only downside...the minimum sizing of cabin bags is different from Easyjet to Flybe (probably due to aircraft size) It means I have to get yet another (smaller) cabin bag for the smaller allowances on a Flybe flight.
Southend Airport...fantastic! Used it twice (both times to Schiphol) Only downside...the minimum sizing of cabin bags is different from Easyjet to Flybe (probably due to aircraft size) It means I have to get yet another (smaller) cabin bag for the smaller allowances on a Flybe flight. the citizen
  • Score: -4

10:20am Sun 10 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Johannes Saarloos wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen?

The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away.
Hello Sensible Man, yes in Groningen it is the same. The majority speaks English as well. Groningen is a nice town. And the pubs and hotels are cheaper as in Amsterdam.
Thank you Johannes. Then I will definitely be booking a trip to Groningen in September!! It will be interesting to see a different Dutch city to Amsterdam.
[quote][p][bold]Johannes Saarloos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: This article has certainly encouraged me to book. One small point - I know that EVERYONE in Amsterdam speaks English ( I have been there many times) - is it the same in Groningen? The new Southend Airport really is increasingly great for trips away.[/p][/quote]Hello Sensible Man, yes in Groningen it is the same. The majority speaks English as well. Groningen is a nice town. And the pubs and hotels are cheaper as in Amsterdam.[/p][/quote]Thank you Johannes. Then I will definitely be booking a trip to Groningen in September!! It will be interesting to see a different Dutch city to Amsterdam. Sensible Man
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

jayman wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
jayman wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.
Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue!
How many Amstrad computers are currently produced? His computer division was a hyped flop. Need I say more.
What are you on about.!!!!!!!!! Al it is telling us is Southend now fly to a lovely place in Holland you are a miserable boring buggar
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]perhaps they look upon us with a curious confusion. Their greatest thinkers and journalists lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the sheer lengths we (some) will go to in order to flog a dead donkey. southend airport is the 80's Amstrad computer of the aviation world.[/p][/quote]Let us just hope you are right Amstrad did indeed bring the PC to the British population exactly as Amstrad brought Sky Broadcasting to us. If only 25% of our overfed overpaid and now richer than ever before "Investment" (rip- off) populace had 1% of the know how and go-get spirit of Alan Sugar, then the whole of the UK could have total employment for a fair days money. What a dream! Good luck to Southend Airport, long may it continue![/p][/quote]How many Amstrad computers are currently produced? His computer division was a hyped flop. Need I say more.[/p][/quote]What are you on about.!!!!!!!!! Al it is telling us is Southend now fly to a lovely place in Holland you are a miserable boring buggar CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -5

6:24pm Sun 10 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

maxell wrote:
its interesting to read that it would appear that some people on here seem to think they are self acclaimed moderators, and if any body has an opinion that differs from theirs then they must be saen members its is so apparent that saen has really got up the noses of some people or why else would they keep useing the saen buzz word it is keeping them alive and at the forefront of peoples thinking .

As for the rspb and going back about 8 years wallasea island was discussed to be a wetland paid for by the europeans, what many may not be aware of this was only an excuse for thousands of tonnes of spoil from cross link brought in mostly out of the public eye by barge to be dumped, rochford benifited from the island as a dumping ground , the rspb must have been somewhat involved in this money maker. The airport employ safesky to control birds but when you speak with rspb over aircraft and birds they never want to discuss the issue and pass the buck not my aera etc, yes there are birds and strikes but why arnt they reported if they were it might just change peoples views on things. some people are not brave enough to face the truth, I look into you eyes and see what you cant see, that does not make me either wrong or a saen member. I must say that the article built up the location quit nicely but then it sumed it up with the fifties airport bit , maybe that is why it is possibly working both stuck in the same decade. Its a good job that the dutch dont come over in their hords as the attitude of some people would make them feel unwelcome easpeacily when the ladies find them more attractive or men come to that.
Oh get a life
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: its interesting to read that it would appear that some people on here seem to think they are self acclaimed moderators, and if any body has an opinion that differs from theirs then they must be saen members its is so apparent that saen has really got up the noses of some people or why else would they keep useing the saen buzz word it is keeping them alive and at the forefront of peoples thinking . As for the rspb and going back about 8 years wallasea island was discussed to be a wetland paid for by the europeans, what many may not be aware of this was only an excuse for thousands of tonnes of spoil from cross link brought in mostly out of the public eye by barge to be dumped, rochford benifited from the island as a dumping ground , the rspb must have been somewhat involved in this money maker. The airport employ safesky to control birds but when you speak with rspb over aircraft and birds they never want to discuss the issue and pass the buck not my aera etc, yes there are birds and strikes but why arnt they reported if they were it might just change peoples views on things. some people are not brave enough to face the truth, I look into you eyes and see what you cant see, that does not make me either wrong or a saen member. I must say that the article built up the location quit nicely but then it sumed it up with the fifties airport bit , maybe that is why it is possibly working both stuck in the same decade. Its a good job that the dutch dont come over in their hords as the attitude of some people would make them feel unwelcome easpeacily when the ladies find them more attractive or men come to that.[/p][/quote]Oh get a life CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read.
http://www.aviewfrom
thecyclepath.com/201
4/07/southend-on-sea
-missed-opportunitie
s-to.html
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com/201 4/07/southend-on-sea -missed-opportunitie s-to.html Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

9:09pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read.
http://www.aviewfrom

thecyclepath.com/201

4/07/southend-on-sea

-missed-opportunitie

s-to.html
Thanks very much for that !
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com/201 4/07/southend-on-sea -missed-opportunitie s-to.html[/p][/quote]Thanks very much for that ! Almeda11
  • Score: 2

9:12pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

Almeda11 wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK
l completely agree with you, and l say HURRAY for Southend Airport, which was voted BEST AIRPORT recently in the whole of the uk.

NO IDEA why SOME, ie, the minority hate it so much, IT was there BEFORE them, so they knew full well the situation, and that it would eventually be up and running again. lf they don`t like living nearby they can always move, but the airport is definitely STAYING !!
Don`t like the truth do they, these down voters!
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Cant wait to go and have a wonderful time I love Holland and have been many times but never to Groningen. Flying time is great and so are the Dutch people, looks like a smashing town and cheap as well GOOD ALLROUND HOLIDAY BREAK[/p][/quote]l completely agree with you, and l say HURRAY for Southend Airport, which was voted BEST AIRPORT recently in the whole of the uk. NO IDEA why SOME, ie, the minority hate it so much, IT was there BEFORE them, so they knew full well the situation, and that it would eventually be up and running again. lf they don`t like living nearby they can always move, but the airport is definitely STAYING !![/p][/quote]Don`t like the truth do they, these down voters! Almeda11
  • Score: -5

9:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

Almeda11 wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read.
http://www.aviewfrom


thecyclepath.com/201


4/07/southend-on-sea


-missed-opportunitie


s-to.html
Thanks very much for that !
Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with;

There were no results related to "http://www.aviewfro
m thecyclepath.com/2..
.".

Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up.
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com/201 4/07/southend-on-sea -missed-opportunitie s-to.html[/p][/quote]Thanks very much for that ![/p][/quote]Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with; There were no results related to "http://www.aviewfro m thecyclepath.com/2.. .". Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up. Almeda11
  • Score: 2

6:08am Mon 11 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Almeda11 wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read.
http://www.aviewfrom



thecyclepath.com/201



4/07/southend-on-sea



-missed-opportunitie



s-to.html
Thanks very much for that !
Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with;

There were no results related to "http://www.avi
ewfro
m thecyclepath.com/2..

.".

Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up.
You can go to this then scroll down until you find the Southend bit.
http://www.aviewfrom
thecyclepath.com
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com/201 4/07/southend-on-sea -missed-opportunitie s-to.html[/p][/quote]Thanks very much for that ![/p][/quote]Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with; There were no results related to "http://www.avi ewfro m thecyclepath.com/2.. .". Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up.[/p][/quote]You can go to this then scroll down until you find the Southend bit. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

10:56am Tue 12 Aug 14

Almeda11 says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read.
http://www.aviewfrom




thecyclepath.com/201




4/07/southend-on-sea




-missed-opportunitie




s-to.html
Thanks very much for that !
Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with;

There were no results related to "http://www.avi

ewfro
m thecyclepath.com/2..


.".

Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up.
You can go to this then scroll down until you find the Southend bit.
http://www.aviewfrom

thecyclepath.com
Thanks, got there this time, looks very interesting and a complete contrast to this town and the uk in general, time for a visit soon l think !! Oh dear, more down votes, do l care, definitely not!!!
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]There is this, which compares the two towns and how to get about on foot and bicycle. Very interesting read. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com/201 4/07/southend-on-sea -missed-opportunitie s-to.html[/p][/quote]Thanks very much for that ![/p][/quote]Maybe l spoke roo soon --- l followed your link, twice, but this is all it came up with; There were no results related to "http://www.avi ewfro m thecyclepath.com/2.. .". Are you sure it`s spellt right? but l can also google further and see what comes up.[/p][/quote]You can go to this then scroll down until you find the Southend bit. http://www.aviewfrom thecyclepath.com[/p][/quote]Thanks, got there this time, looks very interesting and a complete contrast to this town and the uk in general, time for a visit soon l think !! Oh dear, more down votes, do l care, definitely not!!! Almeda11
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Nebs says...

OldSmokey wrote:
w-jback wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.
No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.
Yes and you're top of the list, with Jayman a close second. Get use to it, Southend Airport is here to stay, and stop moaning.
Unlike you, I want the airport to be a success for Southend. If all it does is flys local people out on holiday then that will not help the town. It should be creating jobs, bringing in tourists, and creating investment in the town. Good luck to everyone who flys to Groningen, I hope they enjoy themselves, but everyone from Southend who flys there is taking money out of the local economy and spending it in Groningen. All I am asking is that sufficient marketing is done to make the planes bring in as many or more tourists as they take out Brits. I don't think that is too much to ask, as is what the UK needs and it is what Southend needs.
[quote][p][bold]OldSmokey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]w-jback[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Is there a similar article in the Groningen Echo, extolling the virtues of Southend.[/p][/quote]No, they realise there are too many miserable buggers in Southend (and Westcliff) so won't promote it.[/p][/quote]Yes and you're top of the list, with Jayman a close second. Get use to it, Southend Airport is here to stay, and stop moaning.[/p][/quote]Unlike you, I want the airport to be a success for Southend. If all it does is flys local people out on holiday then that will not help the town. It should be creating jobs, bringing in tourists, and creating investment in the town. Good luck to everyone who flys to Groningen, I hope they enjoy themselves, but everyone from Southend who flys there is taking money out of the local economy and spending it in Groningen. All I am asking is that sufficient marketing is done to make the planes bring in as many or more tourists as they take out Brits. I don't think that is too much to ask, as is what the UK needs and it is what Southend needs. Nebs
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11:06am Mon 18 Aug 14

Arjen M says...

I think most travellers on board will be dutchmen visiting London (as I will do this autumn). Not sure how many are interested in southend, to be honest. Unless you can recommend something to visit? Groningen is a nice student town, 180 000 inhabitants, and serves a large countryside. Well-worth a visit.
I think most travellers on board will be dutchmen visiting London (as I will do this autumn). Not sure how many are interested in southend, to be honest. Unless you can recommend something to visit? Groningen is a nice student town, 180 000 inhabitants, and serves a large countryside. Well-worth a visit. Arjen M
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