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.

Maxwells Boating Lake

I think that I must have been employed for the shortest time on this boating lake as it was very prestigious to get a job on the lake Unfortunately on my first day of work I fell in three times and it was suggested that I found myself a job on dry land Mike Dias

Airport 1950s

My father was a steward on the planes. Usually Daks Viscounts and Vikings. He flew with Crewsair, Channel Airways (I think) and BKS. He worked for Freddie Laker finally on admin. The names I remember are Keegan and Freddie Fox. Have still got his flying log. They travelled a lot back then. Even to Africa, Dubai etc.

A memory of Southend-on-Sea

Queen Victoria

We were always told as children that she was pointing to the public toilets just below. We know now that she was pointing out to sea!