Southend Timeline

Bringing Your Memories Back to Life

The Fifties


Lifeboat Incident

Carnival Court

East or West Divide

New Restaurant for Pier Head

Eastwood Park Opens

The Crowstone Moved

General Election Year

Warwick Deeping Dies











Shoebury Lose Cinema

Royal Visit to Carnival Gardens

Education on Sea

Cecil Jones

New Lifeboat

Shrimpers Move to Roots Hall

Southend Manor FC

New Terminal for Airport

A E Matthews Celebrated

First Female Mayor


Ekco becomes Largest Employer

Southend's People

Meteor Air Crash

Carnival Queen

The Kursaal Circus

First Southend Youth Mayor




Ekco Goes Portable

Last Steam Train

Peter Pan's Playground

The Gaumont Goes

The Cliffs Slip

Sea Rescue Patrol

New Blues Manager


Laurel & Hardy in Town

Southend's People

The Guinness Clock

End of an Era in Old Leigh

Roots Hall Ground Starts

 Southchurch Hall Summer 1952 by you.

Patti Lewis by you.


New Schools open

Carnival Time

Bandstand Demolished

Pier Pavilion Discussed

Southend - Top Town

Chips Knighted

New Civic Site Planned

College Extension Built

Dairy Farm


The Beecroft Opens

New Pier Arch

Peter Taylor Born

The Floods

The 21st King's Cup Race

HMS Vanguard Visits


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Chips Dies

Royal Visit

The Gaumont

Town Show

Stadium Fire

Municpal College Extension Opens


John Lloyd Born

The Gaumont Burns

UFO Spotted Over Southend

Cliff Stanford Born

Laker Flies to Calais



Corona Loses its Fizz

Pier on Fire

Southend's New MP


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