New Baths - Brighton and Margate had the march on a young seaside town such as Southend. There offer at the time would be iun the shape of baths that would not only provide non-tidal water entertainment but some supposed healing qualities. Not surprisingly therefore along the newly emerging South End seafront, just east of the Hope and Ship pubs opened a new baths named after a new Princess Caroline who had just married the King. A few years later she would grace the town with its first Royal visit
Grand Ball - The Capital (Royal) Hotel on top of Pier Hill had undergone extensive modiufcations which included an extension which would make it the plushest of hotels for many miles around. To celebrate the completion of the works and in good businessman-like fashion a Grand Ball was held on 8th July which provided a night of entertainment for 170 guests.