Essex

Hire Plus Limited is bassed at the Full Bridge, Maldon Essex servicing all around the country of Essex with Plant and Tool Hire below is just some information about the County we work in. The reason for this overview is at times we take what’s around as for granted.

Located northeast of greater London, Essex is one of the most populous counties in England. Notable towns include the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, the county town,
Chelmsford, as well as Colchester and Maldon.

The name Essex comes from the old English Ēastseaxe (i.e. the “East Saxons”). Colchester – in the northeast of the county – is the oldest recorded town in Britain.

The county is one of geographical extremes with heavy  industrial landscapes, the ancient woodland of Epping Forest and 350 miles of coastline (making it the longest of any English county). It is also known as Constable Country because of the undulating rural landscapes made famous by the painter John Constable.

Mid Essex has much to offer with Colchester, Chelmsford, Witham, Maldon, Tiptree and Burnham on Crouch proving especially with visitors to the region.

Colchester has a rich heritage and history including the largest Norman castle keep in Europe.  Today it is also a modern, vibrant town with shops, restaurant and family attractions such as the zoo. It also offers walking and cycling art trails across the region.

Recommended: Visit Colchester.com

Chelmsford is known as the birthplace of the radio with the first radio broadcast being made in 1920. Marconi – the radio pioneer – opened his factory in Chelmsford and the company (in some form) still exists in the town.

Recommended: AboutMyArea Chelmsford

Witham is a picturesque Georgian town at the very heart of Essex. Visitors can enjoy picturesque town walks and visit Whetmead Nature Reserve.
The town was also home to celebrated writer Dorothy L. Sayers from 1929 to 1957.

Recommended: Witham.gov

Maldon is a great example of maritime Essex. Along with nearby Mersea Island, Maldon has been described as the ‘new Brittany’ and is celebrated for its fresh seafood. The area is a popular venue for leisure sailing and there are numerous marinas throughout the area.

Recommended: AboutMyArea Maldon

Tiptree is famous for its prize winning strawberry jam, a local favourite and praised by James Bond in ‘From Russia with Love’. The ‘Little Scarlet’ strawberry is the perfect strawberry for jam making and Tiptree is one of the few places worldwide where the variant is grown.

Recommended: Tiptree.com

Roger from Hire Plus Limited. Maldon Essex.

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