Southend Timeline

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1849

R A Jones Born - 20 November a key man in Southend's developemnt that would reverberate roght the way through to today an into the future was born.  Robert Arthur Jones bencame a Jeweller and more significantly a key person in the running of the town by being a significant benefactor by providing the town green space that could have been easily developed as other parks in the town.  When the man died in 1925 unprecdented scenes of mourning were seen in the streets of Southend as huge crowds gathered to watch the funeral procession make its way through the High Street to his final resting place in the grounds of Priory Park.

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