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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 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

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

Southchurch Hall Farm And Park, A Branch Library In A Garden

The Hall was the closest Library to my family-home in Marlborough Rd. I used to spend hours there every week, researching school homework; and collecting Library Books for myself, - and for my Mother and my Aunt, from "lists of author-choices" they gave me! The Hall has a ...Read full memory

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by julian