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  • "I only live in Benfleet and didn't realise it was on this weekend. I wondered why there was such a queue winding out of Basildon station as I went past it in the bus. I vowed never to go again after the Vulcan was withdrawn. I loved that plane. I agree too with whoever said about the disgusting amount of rubbish left behind after this Air Show. It really is a sorry endictment on the people who cannot be bothered to take their rubbish back home. In the days of the steam trains mum used to bring us two kids down on the chuffer and we'd have sarnies and icecream on the beach. Any rubbish would be packed away and/or put in the rubbish bins. Why has everything changed for the worst. No one seems to take pride in their own town anymore, nor anyone else's come to that."
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Glorious weather brings out Southend Airshow crowds

Glorious weather brings out Southend Airshow crowds

Glorious weather brings out Southend Airshow crowds

The Havens dancers today

Glorious weather brings out Southend Airshow crowds

Glorious weather brings out Southend Airshow crowds

First published in Local News

SOUTHEND seafront basked in the hot sunshine as thousands of people watched the airshow, running on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Stalls and traders were kept busy as the crowds packed the seafront.

Hundreds also gathered dressed in Eighties gear to take part in a world record attempt by Little Havens Hospice.

The ground events also kept people busy in the lovely sunshine before the flights started.

Angela Roberts, 55, from Rochford, said: "We come every year and it's lovely. it's one of the best years with lovely weather and it's always a great show."

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