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.

Priory Park

This is the walled garden in Priory Park. There was a notice at the bottom of the flight of steps saying 'No unaccompanied children' which made it doubly exciting. You could enter ...Read full memory

Southend Airport

I worked for British Air Ferries in the early seventies as a post room assistant and remember so vividly the sight and sounds of those lumbering great Carvairs and the clouds ...Read full memory

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

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