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.

1950 52 And 55 57 Boating Lake

Hi all, My father worked on the boating lake between the years 1950-52 and then again after his national service 1955-57. He has fond memories of those boats and the lake. Does anyone remember the name of the boats by any chance? We were talking about them the other day but he couldn't remember.

Southend (Chalkwell) Beach

On a recent visit (Sept 2010) to Southend, I walked along that section of the beach,which brought back childhood memories of seeing Punch and Judy shows at the Minstrel Stage in the years prior to WW II. The ...Read full memory

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