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.

Westcliff Swimming Pool

I spent almost every day here during the school summer holidays. My greatest achievements were jumping off of the top board and learning to dive in from the springboard. ...Read full memory

This Used To Be The Highlight Of Our Day Out.

As a child in the early 1950's I can remember that the best part of our day out was the boat rides on this lake. I can still remember the smell from ...Read full memory

Churchill Gardens

'The gardens were officially opened on 4th May 1966 by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex Sir John Ruggles-Brise Bt, CB, OBE, TD, JP. who unveiled a bust of Churchill in the centre ...Read full memory

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