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.

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 the engines. I grew up in Hornchurch and ...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