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Britain’s best views? Redbridge’s pot holes and foxes can match those

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 April 2017

Time FM DJ Steve Allen, who writes opinion columns for the Ilford Recorder and Romford Recorder every week.

Time FM DJ Steve Allen, who writes opinion columns for the Ilford Recorder and Romford Recorder every week.

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A list of the best views in Britain has been compiled. I sat down to read which local site would get an honourable mention.

Imagine my surprise to find that we didn’t place.

The top 10 includes hills and fields and such.

Those rural scenes are all very well but you have to travel ages for a coffee shop, which seems odd because the milk for the latte comes from cows and you get those in fields.

It’s almost like they haven’t thought it through.

Anything this list can offer we can do just as good locally.

They mention the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, famous for its broken up rocks. So?

Have you seen some of the pot holes we can offer?

There used to be one outside Poundland you could holiday in.

At number three on the list is Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Forgive me if I’m wrong but Stonehenge is simply an old building that has been abandoned and left to go into disrepair.

I think we can match that without even trying.

They also say Loch Ness is one of the best sights.

When you go there it looks great, but you’re actually there trying to see a big creature that you simply won’t see.

Stroll down Winston Way round the back of the cinema at night and you can see some creatures.

Foxes and things, I mean.

At number one on the list is Snowdonia, specifically the view of Llyn Llydaw from the summit of Snowdon.

I have seen many Lyns in Ilford and most have been a nice sight, thank you.

We always think scenery formed by nature is the best, and it is lovely, but don’t miss out on the everyday sights we are surrounded by.

What we humans do is pretty good too.

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