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Brightlingsea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brightlingsea by Terry Williams

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brightlingsea by Michaela Farry

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brightlingsea by Jo Donachie