The end of the line: Upminster

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Upminster always sounded like an insult from the 70s to me (“Up your minster!”). So I was expecting something like this:

Yes, it would be black and white in real life. Source: creative commons

What I actually found was a lovely little high street.

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Oh my God – cars!

There are two Costas. An M&S. A mysterious department store called Roomes. A Wimpy (when was the last time you saw one of those!?). It was all so civilised.

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Turns out Upminster is a time machine to the 90s.

There were also many delightfully pun-filled shop names, my favourite of which was this fish and chip shop:

IMG_0129So – highly recommended if you like retro food outlets, puns and vaguely amusing place names.

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