Brightlingsea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 ...Read full memory

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

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