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 On Sea In The 50's

Southend-on-Sea in the 50’s At the housing estate in Mitcham where we lived they had a tenants association. Every Friday night two of the committee would go round to the Elm Court flats in Mitcham where we lived to collect one or two shillings. This money was for an outing that the committee organized, ...Read full memory

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

Start Of Western Esplanade From The Pier

This Picture was taken by someone on the Pier, above the roadway. The shops to the right were known then as Palmyra Terrace, IIRC, and the little sunken amusement park to the Left had been renamed by then from "The Shrubbery" to "Peter Pan's Playground".

A memory of Southend-on-Sea by julian