Val:  Earlier this week I went over to Essex to visit the Naze Tower (CO14 8LE) where my friend Hilary Davies has a textile exhibition – on the 6th floor.  This is a truely amazing building, built 1720-21 by Trinity House as a ‘Navigation Mark’ to aid shipping and now is a tourist attraction with the added bonus of exhibitions on each floor.


The current exhibition runs until 5th September and well worth a visit BUT if you are travelling by car round the M25 anticlockwise be warned of the horrendous traffic problems around junctions 27/28/29 (and if you have satnav get it to help you round them to join back up to the A12).