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.

Sausage And Mash Cafe.

I remember the sausage and mash cafe almost opposite to where this photo was taken at the bottom of Pier Hill. It was called 'The Old Sausage Shop' and I sometimes had lunch there while working at a nearby amusement arcade. It wasn't the best of places to eat I'm afraid!. The sausages came from big tin cans and ...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

Southend Airport

I worked for British Air Ferries in the early seventies as a post room assistant and remember so vividly the sight and sounds of those lumbering great Carvairs and the clouds of bluish smoke and coughing engines.  I was also an Air Cadet with the 1812 squadron.  I remember marching up the road behind ...Read full memory