Southend Timeline

Bringing Your Memories Back to Life

The Seventies

 1970 

Southend's People

Keymed Arrives

Dolphins Arrive in Westcliff

Southend Stadium

Fire Hits Marine Parade

Mark Foster Born

 

1975

Dutch Elm Disease

The Troubled Queen's

 1971

James Duddridge Born

Southend Hospital Expands

Municipal College Gone

Beverley's Final Flight

Jonathan Clements Born

Decimilisation

Essex County Hotel

Civic Fountain

Panto Time

 

1976

Fire at Pier

Peter Pans

January Storms

 

 

 1972

New Museum

Royal Albert Hall

Southchurch Library

School Fire

Ritz Cinema to Bingo

Fire at the Alexandra YC

RBS Set-up

Hamlet Court School Gone

Ponjo's Stompers

Fire at Kursaal

Bournes Green School

The Ritz 

1977

 Pier Modernises

Panto Time

Queensway Underpass

The Kursaal Changes

Royal Visit

 1973

Kursaal Amusement Park

Cockney Costa

District Status

Hammerson Development

Dixons Closed

Kursaal Flyers Formed

Haunted Cricketers

Daniel Jones Born

Leigh Regatta Revived

The Queen's on Fire

St Helen's RC Primary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixons by you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978

St Erkenwalds

Car Tax to Swansea

Carnival Queen

Skinheads v Teddy Boys

Palmeira Towers

The Dickens Open

Maggie and Her

Radio 2 in Town

Pier Trains Halted

Percy Garon Dies

Flood Defences Improved

Severe Storms

New Health Service

High Street

Royal Hotel Refurb

Shrimpers Promoted

Victoria Hospital Gone

The Ritz Up for Sale

Southend Arts Council Formed

 1974

Central Library Opened

Southend Status Changed

Royalty in Belfairs Park

Maplins Airport

Alan Sorrell Dies

High rise — the cup clash between Southend and Liverpool thrilled more than 31,000 fans at Roots Hall 

1979

Shrimpers v Liverpool

Stephen McAdden Dies

The Famous Potatoes

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