"I well remember the time when, during a particularly satisfying sojourn with some fans of mine in the wilds of Essex, I offered to clear a pathway in their quaint, suburban yard (I quail from terming this square of scrub and turf a 'garden'), which had been ubiquitously blocked by several Horklumps."
Gilderoy Lockhart, Marauding with Monsters.[src]

Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of England. It is located to the northeast of Greater London and is one of the most populous counties in England.

In Marauding with Monsters, Gilderoy Lockhart wrote of the sojourn he spent in his fans' house in the wilds of Essex. He claimed to have ridden his fans' yard of Horklumps.[1] The veracity of these claims is doubtful, as Lockhart was known to have stolen other wizard's achievements.

A British Muggle named Anji Oliver who filmed the Millennium Bridge disaster on her mobile phone and gave the footage to the authorities, lived in Ilford in Essex.[2]


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