Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Carvair, Southend Airport

My dad worked for Aviation Traders at Southend Airport. He brought the Carvairs from Stansted where they were built in pieces via a transporter called 'The Queen ...Read full memory

The Kursal

We moved from Kent to Eastwood near Leigh-on-Sea when I was 11 which was in 1960. Every Sunday we would get the bus (dad didn't drive then) to Leigh. We'd walk from where the cockle ...Read full memory

Airport 1950s

My father was a steward on the planes. Usually Daks Viscounts and Vikings. He flew with Crewsair, Channel Airways (I think) and BKS. He worked for Freddie Laker finally on admin. ...Read full memory

A memory of Southend-on-Sea

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