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.

A Historic Timber Framed Hall In Beautiful Gardens One Could Not Wish For A Nicer Branch Library.

This beautiful Grade 1-Listed building was the closest Library to where I lived near Southchurch Park, and I spent many hours inside during the 1940's and 1950's exploring books, or in the landscaped grounds. As I became a teenager and ...Read full memory

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by julian

Southend Beach And Boating Lakes

We moved to Southend during 1944 and stayed there for about a year till May 1945. A group of boys who lived in Cheltenham Avenue, off York Road and myself decided to take a boat to the boating lake where Adventure Land is now As we were walking along the front prom when we were approached by a ...Read full memory

The Kursal

We moved from Kent to Eastwood near Leigh-on-Sea when I was 11 which was in 1960. Every Sunday we would get the bus (dad didn't drive then) to Leigh. We'd walk from where the cockle sheds were (dad always had some or whelks maybe but I wouldn't try them!) along the front to Southend Pier. We'd walk down the pier then ride ...Read full memory