Basildon Off The Beaten Path

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    Become a human sundial !

    by sourbugger Updated Oct 8, 2004

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    The area outside the towngate theatre used to be a bit of an eyesore when I lived in the town - except for the day they put a large crane up and offered bungy jumps.

    I was considering having a go until I saw their safety measure consisted of filling a bag with bricks equilvalent to the person who was to Bungee, who had just been weighed on a pair of bathroom scales - I gave that one a skip a bit sharpish.

    The area has now been improved with trees, sculptures, paving and a bell tower (see other tip). My favourite little addition is the human sundial right outside the towngate theatre. If the sun is actually shining (a rare occurance) then you can stand in the centre and tell the time.

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    Modern stain glass windows

    by sourbugger Written Jan 14, 2004

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    John Nuffgens is one of the leading artists in the UK who work in the medium of stained glass.

    In a place that is renowned for it's lack of culture and philistinism the modern church in the centre contains a series of these stunning works of art. They look even more stunning when the sun is shining at the right angle, giving the glass gleaming brilliance.

    The church is in the centre of town, near the towngate theatre.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Religious Travel

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