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An East Anglian icon in need of definition

You refer to an 'Icon wanted in East Anglia' (AJ 23.10.03).

The area in question is not East Anglia but the east of England, which includes Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and South Essex. 'East Anglia' is a very distinctive region, strictly confined to Norfolk and Suffolk, although Cambridgeshire can be added with less certainty, and north Essex is East Anglian in character. But no one living in Watford, Chigwell or South Benfleet would call themselves East Anglian. Surely it is not appropriate to have any 'icon' to represent a supposed 'region' so badly defined.

David W Lloyd, Old Harlow, Essex

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