Leigh-on-Sea Memories

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I had an Great Aunt who used to rent out a house built in 1913 on the Undercliff called 'Beau Vista' which is now no.54. There were less than 7 houses there in 1913. There is a walk right in front of it. I visited it and took a photograph and with the help of the Residents's Committee Chairman who also (...Read full memory)

I remember walking along the cinder path from Leigh station where the 21 bus dropped us off, buying cockles and Leigh shrimps for tea. We always had a plate of cockles while we waited for the shrimps to be weighed up. Lots of vinegar and plenty of pepper, lovely! We then walked up all the steps to St (...Read full memory)

Jenny and I moved to the High Street in 1989, this tiny vilage was a wonderful home for us both, we loved the walks and the local pub, with this quite vilage in a town came the regatta which stoped us taking the car out and doing shopping etc. but we loved it. Unfortunatly our happy bliss ended with Jenny killed in a (...Read full memory)

We used to visit Leigh-on-Sea by train from Dagenham on a Sunday. After a stop at the cockle sheds for refreshment and for us children to see the process of the boiling of the shellfish, we would then walk along the seafront as far as Southend East railway station because in those days the train home was as packed as (...Read full memory)