Welcome to the Southend Timeline's "Tickets Please" feature.
This article showcases some of the Southend related tickets that are part of the Southend Timeline's collection, these have been collected over many many years from various sources.
The article has been broken down in to two sections "Transport" which features all the Transportation tickets in the collection tis includes Airline tickets, Trans, Busses and Steamer trips from the pier.
The other section is "Southend Town" this features the entertainment venues such as the cinemas and theatres, there are also separate sections for The Pier, The Kursaal "General Tickets" which are tickets that fall out side the other sections.
The tickets have been arranged in to their main groups, where possible into date. This will be a feature that will be added too as and when "new" tickets are added to the collection so check back every now and then.
So Tickets Please...
The Kursaal was a palace of fun, thrills and spills, a day ticket would entertain all day but it wa snot just tickets to get in that were available...
Many different Pier tickets were issues, some would only let you walk both ways others would let you walk one way and ride the other, train both ways or let you fish, this is just a small selection of tickets that were issued.
Take a trip on an airplane, a bus, a train a tram or even go out for a boat trip with a look back at some of the transportation tickets issues to get to or around Southend over the years.