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.

Southend Beach

My Great Uncle and Great Aunt (Joe and Rose) both passed away recently, so I decided to share their memory here. I am their Great Niece's daughter. As far as I am aware, they met about aged  17 or 18 on a "Beano" on ...Read full memory

Motor Boats

I loved these little motor boats, I can still remember the smell of the exhaust fumes and hear their engines. The late 50's/early 60's were great in Southend, until the developers came! Anyone have any memories of St Erkenwalds?

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 we sat down our faces would be black with soot ...Read full memory