Southend-on-Sea Then & Now

Southend-on-Sea Then & Now

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Southend-on-Sea has gone through many transformations since its birth in the Middle Ages, when a settlement of farmers and fishermen was established at the southernmost end of the lands of Prittlewell Priory. Having acquired the name 'South End', the area changed when the Lord of the Manor in the eighteenth century had a 'New Town' built along the cliffs to the west. The arrival of the railway in the mid-nineteenth century, and the subsequent influx of seaside day trippers, boosted Southend's popularity, and it quickly expanded into a large and bustling town. In this fascinating photographic history, Ken Crowe takes a fond look at his home town, exploring the changes to its streets through carefully chosen snapshots of Southend-on-Sea as it was in the past and is more

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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 166 x 240 x 14mm | 421.84g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752463233
  • 9780752463230
  • 1,355,333

About Ken Crowe

Ken Crowe taught history in Southend's comprehensive school before joining the staff of Southend Museums Service. His main interests are in the archaeology and local history of the Southend area, and he curates those collections at Southend Museum. He has a special interest in the history of the day tripper from London in the late Victorian period. His hobbies include gardening and holidaying in more

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