A rusty road sign and a toilet block...is this really the best heritage we have in Rochford district?

Echo: Toilets and road sign included on new heritage list Toilets and road sign included on new heritage list

A LIST of over 100 historical and important buildings have been shortlisted by Rochford District Council in an effort to protect them when considering future development.

Throughout the district, 128 buildings, from old fire stations and pubs to street furniture such as road signs and post boxes, have been entered onto the “local list” – a list featuring buildings that are considered to be of local historical or architectural importance, but not worthy of national listing.

On the list includes the Old Fire Station, Southend Road, Hockley, which dates back to the 1930s. The red brick building is still used today as an events centre for the town.

The Freight House, in Bradley Way, Rochford, has also been listed.

Echo:

The resorted formed railway house, which dates back to the 1890s, is now a popular venue and hosts regular functions. Its half-arched windows in a variety of different sizes have been noted as one of its main features.

Quirky entries to the list include a rusty road sign in Great Wakering. The old-style white fingerpost on thejunction of Cupids Corner is broken on one side, but the semi-circular disc on top with Parish of North Shoebury inscribed on it is a local landmark.

Echo:

The listing of the public toilets on Crown Hill, Rayleigh, has raised a few eyebrows. The cottage style building is considered by some in the town to be an eyesore, but has been noted for its inclusion for its distinction and as a good example of such a building.

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6:23am Fri 3 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

When you have little, you make the most, of what you have got..
When you have little, you make the most, of what you have got.. Nowthatsworthknowing

7:20am Fri 3 Jan 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Certainly a good thing when it comes to valuing what's left after you look at what has already vanished in the name of progress and what has replaced it. The 1960/70s were particularly disastrous when you look at some of the what was considered "futuristic". Rayleigh has some of the worst of those buildings with my personal favourite Rayleigh Police Station.
Certainly a good thing when it comes to valuing what's left after you look at what has already vanished in the name of progress and what has replaced it. The 1960/70s were particularly disastrous when you look at some of the what was considered "futuristic". Rayleigh has some of the worst of those buildings with my personal favourite Rayleigh Police Station. SARFENDMAN

8:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Thorp55 says...

Rayleigh toilet block is far more attractive than the new ones they tend to put in the place of old ones. For example the ones in central southend all stainless steel and clinical.
Rayleigh toilet block is far more attractive than the new ones they tend to put in the place of old ones. For example the ones in central southend all stainless steel and clinical. Thorp55

9:31am Fri 3 Jan 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
When you have little, you make the most, of what you have got..
And you would certainly know.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: When you have little, you make the most, of what you have got..[/p][/quote]And you would certainly know. costa-del-blowfly

10:11am Fri 3 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Thats a poor headline chosen by the writer(who failed to put their name on it)...it indicates that all thats on the list is a rusting road sign and a Toilet,..!! when further in the story theres 128 individual things, and i might add most certainly that that particular road sign should be kept and maintained and high lighted and not in a way to try and create ridicule by the young Echo news writer....wouldn't get that if Tom King had written it, also the Rayleigh Toilet should also be kept as is....eyesore some say and raised a few eyebrows..by who..?, surely they need to open their eyes first and look around then they will see some poor buildings some people just have no taste.
Thats a poor headline chosen by the writer(who failed to put their name on it)...it indicates that all thats on the list is a rusting road sign and a Toilet,..!! when further in the story theres 128 individual things, and i might add most certainly that that particular road sign should be kept and maintained and high lighted and not in a way to try and create ridicule by the young Echo news writer....wouldn't get that if Tom King had written it, also the Rayleigh Toilet should also be kept as is....eyesore some say and raised a few eyebrows..by who..?, surely they need to open their eyes first and look around then they will see some poor buildings some people just have no taste. DogsMessInLeigh

11:03am Fri 3 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

WE need to have less of England as an historic theme park and more willingness to have change.
WE need to have less of England as an historic theme park and more willingness to have change. Jack222

11:44am Fri 3 Jan 14

scrounger‎ says...

I bet someone has the road sign away soon.
I bet someone has the road sign away soon. scrounger‎

1:39pm Fri 3 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it.

Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.
My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it. Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it. LastIaugh,,.

1:46pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

DogsMessInLeigh comments on the absence of the writer’s name.

I’m not surprised that anyone would want to disassociate themselves from such a badly produced article. Would a ‘resorted formed railway house’ possibly be a ‘restored former railway house’ by any chance?

As for the ‘semi-circular disc’ (I think the writer had in mind ‘semi-circular disk’) that is in itself a contradiction in terms. It can’t be a disk and at the same time be semi-circular. I would submit that the item is a semi-circle segment. Still not to worry, for as ‘scrounger’ predicts it probably has a very short life expectancy from now on in any case!

As for the compilation of the piece it would have helped if the text and pictures were situated in a manner that conveyed some semblance of relevance. I was left wondering why what I thought was meant to be a picture of a (so called) ‘resorted formed railway house’ dating back to the1890s looked suspiciously like a mid-20th century bog to me!

Come on Newsquest – do get a grip!
DogsMessInLeigh comments on the absence of the writer’s name. I’m not surprised that anyone would want to disassociate themselves from such a badly produced article. Would a ‘resorted formed railway house’ possibly be a ‘restored former railway house’ by any chance? As for the ‘semi-circular disc’ (I think the writer had in mind ‘semi-circular disk’) that is in itself a contradiction in terms. It can’t be a disk and at the same time be semi-circular. I would submit that the item is a semi-circle segment. Still not to worry, for as ‘scrounger’ predicts it probably has a very short life expectancy from now on in any case! As for the compilation of the piece it would have helped if the text and pictures were situated in a manner that conveyed some semblance of relevance. I was left wondering why what I thought was meant to be a picture of a (so called) ‘resorted formed railway house’ dating back to the1890s looked suspiciously like a mid-20th century bog to me! Come on Newsquest – do get a grip! OMPITA [Intl]

10:11am Sat 4 Jan 14

Letmetryagain says...

Thorp55 wrote:
Rayleigh toilet block is far more attractive than the new ones they tend to put in the place of old ones. For example the ones in central southend all stainless steel and clinical.
Indeed, at least we have public toilets in Rayleigh.
[quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Rayleigh toilet block is far more attractive than the new ones they tend to put in the place of old ones. For example the ones in central southend all stainless steel and clinical.[/p][/quote]Indeed, at least we have public toilets in Rayleigh. Letmetryagain

2:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it.

Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.
I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight..
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it. Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.[/p][/quote]I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight.. LastLaugh,,,

5:43pm Sat 4 Jan 14

LoopyLou88 says...

can imagine it now ' Road sign that has been missing shows up on antiques roadshow'
can imagine it now ' Road sign that has been missing shows up on antiques roadshow' LoopyLou88

7:44pm Sat 4 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

LastLaugh,,, wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it.

Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.
I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight..
Was that disgrace banned? Good, I knew if I dobbed him in enough times they'd ban him. Oops and me too.

Has he been banned or just busy? I have no idea whatsoever.

So, no change there then.
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh,,,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it. Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.[/p][/quote]I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight..[/p][/quote]Was that disgrace banned? Good, I knew if I dobbed him in enough times they'd ban him. Oops and me too. Has he been banned or just busy? I have no idea whatsoever. So, no change there then. LastIaugh,,.

7:53pm Sat 4 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
LastLaugh,,, wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it.

Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.
I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight..
Was that disgrace banned? Good, I knew if I dobbed him in enough times they'd ban him. Oops and me too.

Has he been banned or just busy? I have no idea whatsoever.

So, no change there then.
I wonder how it looks, an ex-plod banned off comment sections because of his disgusting comments towards young ladies, disabled and racial groups...now masquerading as another poster... seems like a rather disturbed individual.
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh,,,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: My caravan is an excellent example of heritage and culture, they are welcome to exhibit it. Let me know first and I'll find some wheels for it.[/p][/quote]I wonder if an ex- plod using filthy innuendo aimed at young ladies and racial and disability abuse, and recently banned from the threads can be considered a tourist attraction...he certainly is a disturbed sight..[/p][/quote]Was that disgrace banned? Good, I knew if I dobbed him in enough times they'd ban him. Oops and me too. Has he been banned or just busy? I have no idea whatsoever. So, no change there then.[/p][/quote]I wonder how it looks, an ex-plod banned off comment sections because of his disgusting comments towards young ladies, disabled and racial groups...now masquerading as another poster... seems like a rather disturbed individual. LastLaugh,,,

9:33am Sun 5 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later.

I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself.
You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later. I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself. LastIaugh,,.

11:46am Sun 5 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later.

I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself.
Yous kows it
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later. I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself.[/p][/quote]Yous kows it Nowthatsworthknowing

8:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later.

I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself.
Your actions are all very petty for you know they can only be that for any serious comments made by you would see you arrested under the acts given

Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which has both criminal and civil provision
Malicious Communications Act 1988
Section 43 of the Telecommunications Act 1984
Communications Act 2003
Public Order Act 1986

So all we can see from you will be " No you are impersonating me not I you"

Pathetic!
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: You are a shoddy attempt to impersonate ME - head troll on these august pages. Now, shoo along before I note your details and file them in one of my many reports. (Kept for later) Much later. I am very busy trawling my hard drives and files which are full of nonsense and tell me so much about myself.[/p][/quote]Your actions are all very petty for you know they can only be that for any serious comments made by you would see you arrested under the acts given Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which has both criminal and civil provision Malicious Communications Act 1988 Section 43 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 Communications Act 2003 Public Order Act 1986 So all we can see from you will be " No you are impersonating me not I you" Pathetic! LastLaugh,,,

8:33pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Sounds like this is going to end up with a case of 'Handbags at Dawn'.
Sounds like this is going to end up with a case of 'Handbags at Dawn'. OMPITA [Intl]

11:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

OMPITA wrote:
Sounds like this is going to end up with a case of 'Handbags at Dawn'.
You only need to have one loon mimicking user names and you could end up with every poster having a shadow twit...bit more than a spatt really.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Sounds like this is going to end up with a case of 'Handbags at Dawn'.[/p][/quote]You only need to have one loon mimicking user names and you could end up with every poster having a shadow twit...bit more than a spatt really. LastLaugh,,,

11:19pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Ah, but which one are are you?

Are you the 'Genuine Bedouin' or are you the 'Double Crossing Dodgy Fake'?

How can we tell?
Ah, but which one are are you? Are you the 'Genuine Bedouin' or are you the 'Double Crossing Dodgy Fake'? How can we tell? OMPITA [Intl]

7:35pm Mon 6 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

OMPITA wrote:
Ah, but which one are are you?

Are you the 'Genuine Bedouin' or are you the 'Double Crossing Dodgy Fake'?

How can we tell?
I believe neither of us are Arabic.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Ah, but which one are are you? Are you the 'Genuine Bedouin' or are you the 'Double Crossing Dodgy Fake'? How can we tell?[/p][/quote]I believe neither of us are Arabic. LastLaugh,,,

9:58pm Mon 6 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

لم يكن ذلك ردا مفيدة جدا
لم يكن ذلك ردا مفيدة جدا OMPITA [Intl]

2:32pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

OMPITA wrote:
لم يكن ذلك ردا مفيدة جدا
Chips with that?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: لم يكن ذلك ردا مفيدة جدا[/p][/quote]Chips with that? LastLaugh,,,

4:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Try a camel fritter!
Try a camel fritter! OMPITA [Intl]

1:44am Thu 9 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

OMPITA wrote:
Try a camel fritter!
I never eat dead flesh...
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Try a camel fritter![/p][/quote]I never eat dead flesh... LastLaugh,,,

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