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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.

Days At Southend

I remember travelling to Southend with my family on a steam train from London.  My sister and I use to put our heads out of the windows.  More often than not when ...Read full memory

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by Jan Rennie


I do remember when this was just a hole, but with a lot of concrete structures . apparently building was stopped due to the war and lack of funds.

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by Robin Dobres

Airport Characters

Does anyone remember Clive and Terry Wren ladi marmol(ads aerial), the great Freddy Laker, Jack Jones. Mike Abbot to name a very few? We had some great times then, flying was fun and a lot less restricted than it is now.

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by Terry Grimwood