Baddow Blog

Great Baddow’s A Little Bazaar Greets Only Fools’ Boycie

On 12th November 2012 a small antiques and collectibles shop in Great Baddow appeared on national television. A Little Bazaar, which is on the parade of shops on Maldon Road in Great Baddow, just outside Chelmsford, was explored on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with John “Boycie” Challis and Philip Serrell. John Challis is best known as Boycie from…

Baddow High School Signing Choir feature at the Proms

Great Baddow High School choir and Childrens Choirs from London Boroughs

Students from Great Baddow High School will be performing The Angry Planet at this year’s Proms. The students, who are aged between 11 and 18 years and include both death and hearing children.This i the first time that a signing choir has appeared at the Proms. They will be performing alongside Dr Paul Whittaker OBE, Artistic Director…

Marrable House, the ugliest building in Essex, to be rebuilt

Marrable House

Good news for the residents of Great Baddow, Essex. The building that was once voted the ugliest in the country, is to be demolished and replaced with a new stylish building to create new homes for the elderly and frail. The building, called Marrable House, has been standing empty and derelict for many years. It…

New Gypsy Sites Proposed In Great Baddow

It is never good news for residents when they hear that a new travellers site is to be built on their doorstep. Although some may say that this is just a typical “NIMBY” attitude, few people really wish to have travelling communities set up home next door. Why should they be able to? Most people…

Great Baddow To Have A Free Outdoor Gym in Essex?

There are proposals currently under review for an outdoor gym in Great Baddow. Based on the popular free outdoor gyms that are common in warmer climates, such as on the beaches of Brazil and the USA, the gym will provide a range of resistance machines and cardio machines to allow members of the public the…