Brightlingsea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Fish & Chips In Brightlingsea

During the late 40's and 50's we all traveled to Jaywick Sands for our summer and bank holidays and on the weekends made regular excursions to the nearby seaside resorts of Frinton and Walton-on-the Nase but my favorite was Brightlingsea, the main reason being that we went to collect winkles for a Sunday evening ...Read full memory

A memory of Brightlingsea by ducatee

A Brightlingsea Boy

I was born at 10 North Rd in 1936 My grandparents house[Harry & Maude Hammond. My mother Mabel Williams[nee Hammond] worked in James Shipyard during war then Telephone Exchange.remarried George Genever[who was buyer at Aldous Shipyard] in 1947.We lived at 15 Eastern rd then 2 Ladysmith Avenue.Brightlingsea was a ...Read full memory

Childhood Holidays

I spent summer holidays at Jacobs several years in the 50s with my parents, Don and Clarice Harrison and sister Margery. We stayed with miss Holmes and her daughter Celia who was a gifted dancer who later gained a place at the Rambert dance school. Jacobs was a fascinating place for me as a 5 year old. There was a ...Read full memory