daysoff Guide to , Essex, England




History and Geography

History - Why Braintree is here and how it has developed.

Geography - Position, elevation, roads, rivers, population etc.

Old Pictures of Braintree and New pictures of Braintree

Connections abroad

Books about Braintree


Local Heroes

John Ray (Botanist) born here.

Prodigy come from Braintree and surrounding areas.


Entertainment, Sports and Leisure in and around Braintree

Things to do Art galleries  Museums  Places to go (general)
Childrens activities Party venues & adventure  Play groups & pre-school  Toy libraries   Toy shops  Zoos & farms
Pastimes Antiques  Collecting  Crafts  Dance schools   Gardening  Knitting   Languages  Libraries  Model shops  Music schools
Pets Aquaria & ponds   Pet boarding Pet grooming   Pet shops & pet supplies  Pet training  Stables  Vets
Pubs Listing as many local pubs and Wine bars as we can find.
Eating Cafes  Health food shops   Restaurants  Sandwiches   Takeaways  Eating links
Entertainment Amusement arcades etc  Cinemas  Discos & night clubs   Karaoke venues  Live music  Theatres  Video libraries 
Organizing a function or wedding Balloons (decorative)  Bouncy castle hire  Bridal & formal wear & hire  Catering & cakes  Entertainers & agencies  Fancy dress  Karaoke companies  Kiss-o-grams  Limousine hire  Marquee & tent hire  Mobile discos Organizers & planners Photographers  Venues
Sports Bowls & Bowling  Fishing  Golf  Skating  Snooker  Sports clubs & associations  Sports grounds & stadia  Sports & leisure centres  Sporting links
Outdoor pursuits Assorted pursuits  Ballooning  Boating  Corporate entertainment  Flying  Horse riding   Karting  Shooting  Water sports
Sporting shops Assorted sport shops  Camping supplies  Cycle shops  Chandlers  Fishing shops  Gunsmiths  Golf shops  Saddlery shops   Sail makers  Trophies etc
Fitness & beauty Beauty salons  Dieting & weight control  Health clubs, gyms & fitness  Saunas, solariums and tanning salons
Where to stay Camp sites  Caravan parks  Guest houses  Holiday accommodation  Hostels  Hotels 
Getting there Airports  Buses  Car rental (chauffeur driven)   Car rental (self drive)   Coach & minibus hire  Coach tours  Taxis & minicabs  Trains
Shopping Factory outlet shops & centres  Shopping centres  Gift shops   Gifts (delivered)
Community Clubs & associations  Places of worship  Religious organizations  Youth & community groups
Events What events are planned in Essex.
Emergencies Electricity, Environmental agency, Floodline, Gas, Hospitals, Local police station, RSPCA, Water, etc.



Map of Braintree town

Map of Braintree and surrounding area


Links - Other local sites

Braintree Chamber of Commerce

Braintree College - Guide

Braintree District Council site

Essex County Council site

Finchingfield - Pretty village 8 miles from Braintree

Matts site - More pictures and more detailed local history


Links - Other sites abroad

Braintree Vermont - USA - Official Local Government Site

Braintree Mass  - USA - South Shore Network site

Braintree Mass - USA - Cities Unlimited site


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Last updated 7 January 2004

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