Brightlingsea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brightlingsea and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Where &Nbsp;I &Nbsp;Was &Nbsp;Brought &Nbsp;Up

I  was  brought  up  at  110  High  Street  then  at  the  top of  Backwaterside  Lane.  My  Grandparents  were ...Read full memory

Daughter Of A Shopkeeper

I spent most of my childhood in Brightlingsea. My father owned several businesses in the town, Relf's Fruiterers in New Street and Victoria Place and the Happy Shopper shop for a time. I have wonderful memories ...Read full memory

A memory of Brightlingsea

My Grandfather Fred Scales

I was born in Brightlingsea and spent most of my childhood growing up there, my grandfather was Fred Scales, who ran the Boating Lake for a number of years and looked after the chalets and caravans, he was also ...Read full memory