In his monthly column for Essex Life, BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of EssexI remember, as a child, we would pop to the Little Chef in Basildon as a treat. It was on the A127. Going from our house in Leigh, it felt like quite the journey. Any journey does when you are a kid. Are we nearly there yet? Yes, we’d even say that to go the few miles up the Arterial, as it was known then.