Though a brilliant place to grow up in. Our row was one of the first completed on the Chalvedon Estate (c.'73/'74 I guess) meaning I lived on a massive building site for 2 or 3 years while the rest of the estate was built. Basically a huge playground. Add the fact that pretty much everyone moving onto the estate had young children & it was mainly car free = perfect environment for a free roaming childhood (well the 10 years we were there anyway). I bought my first singles off Pitsea Market. I remember Lena Zavaroni opening the first hypermarket in the UK there. Jumpers for goalposts.