Bringing Your Memories Back to Life
The History - The Culture - The People
The Southend Timeline takes a look back at the fascinating history of Southend-on-Sea. Designed as a 'discover and explore' website, the more you click the more you discover. You can travel in time from yesterday to the earliest of years of the town. If you lived in Southend or used to visit on your holidays why not spend some time to reminisce, check facts, or enjoy the longer features that will surprise you about the history of this small corner of Eastern England.
Southend Timeline Update: Churchill Gardens (Friday 18th April)
Southend Timeline Update: The Newspapers of Southend.
The Southend RNLI are to get a new lifeboat in 2015, the Atlantic 85 will replace the Atlantic 75.
The current Atlantic 75 has a crew of 3 whilst the Atlantic 85 has a crew of four.
The ability to safely seat 1 helmsman with 3 crew greatly increases the capacity of the Lifeboat in so many ways. Not only can more muscle power be taken aboard, but you have another pair of eyes to search the sea, more on-board equipment can be taken or trainee personnel can be taken on Shouts to learn at first hand what we do.
However there is only one problem.
The Southend RNLI need another one metre for the seat and our boathouse was designed to take a 7 1/2 metre Lifeboat not an 8 1/2 one!
One metre doesn't sound like much but to accommodate the new Lifeboat safely the Offshore station has to be re-jigged to the tune of £50,000.
Already the funds have started rolling in. First of the mark was James Morley, an ex-crewman of Southend Lifeboat. If you want to donate our Just Giving page is at
Follow this link to the Southend RNLI Appeals Page.
Do you live in the Southend area? Do you, or someone you know, find it hard to leave your home and meet new people, or have a long-term physical or mental health problem that affects your life and restricts your ability to socialise?
Craftable runs every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in Southchurch. It's a small group with an atmosphere of friendliness, warmth and acceptance, where people can get together and be creative.
There's no requirement for skill or knowledge in any area - what matters is the making, not the result. All materials are included in the membership fee of £3.50 per week, and refreshments are also provided.
If you, or someone you know, feel that you could benefit from a chance to meet people within a safe and comfortable environment, contact:
or visit the website:
You can read all the comments left by people visiting the Sarfend Visitors Book by clicking on the link below which will take you to the dedicated website.
With Thanks to:
Dave, Ruth and all the volunteers at the Southend RNLI Lifeboat Shop.
On Monday 15th July the Southend Timeline launched a new website dedicated to the social history of Southend-on-Sea. This new website is here for you the people of Southend and everyone who has ever visited Southend to share your memories and stories of the town.
The new website will become the new dedicated home for the Southend Community Archive, that begun operating on this website.
So please drop by and join in a unique Southend social history website.. http://southendcommunityarchive.weebly.com/