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1936

Southend Architect Born - Sir Peter Cook born in 1936 in Southend-on-Sea is a notable English Architect, teacher and writer about architecture. His most high profile job on his books is designing the 2012 Olympic Stadium in London.

St Mellitus Centre Opened in Oakhurst Road - Set up in 1936, the centre, which is managed by the Royal Association for Deaf People, is used by people from Southend, Rochford, Castle Point and Basildon.

Large Boat - The Mauretania the largest ship ever to sail in the River Thames, sailed past Southend Pier in 1936 en route to New York from George V Dock.

 FA Cup Run - Southend United went into the third round against the mighty Spurs and held them at White Hart Lane 4-4, only to lose on 15th January bringing Tottenham to Southend 2-1.

Howard's Dairies -  A common sight along the London Road, between Hamlet Court Road and Milton Road, providing most of the dairy products to the town.  An advert of the time:

Two Tree Purchased - Leigh acquired a new island in 1936 when the council purchased Two Tree Island from the Salvation Army.  It became a mixed use environment mainly for waste with it becoming a landfill site as well as a sewerage point between 1960 and 1990.  These days things have moved on to make the island far more attractive and is known for its natural beauty and is a well regarded area for twitchers seeking out rare varieties of birds. In the autumn blackberry pickers swarm the area.  there is also a very active model aircraft club flying their planes regularly.  Two Tree also provides some sweeping views inland towards Hadleigh Castle and Old Leigh.


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Ambulance Service Arrives - Southend Police Station adopted the first ambulance to serve the town in 1936.  Basing it within the newly adapted garages at it's main HQ in Alexandra Street.

 

Westcliff Fire - The Lindisfarne College in Valkyrie Road suffered a bad fire on 11th March 1936.

 

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