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Jetty Built - Southend was building, hotels emerging and the need for transport was never more paramount.  Sir Thomas Wilson bridged this gap a little, as owner of a property on Royal Terrace, he erected the New Pier, a jetty opposite the Royal Hotel; and 'hards,' down which horse drawn vans might be driven to collect baggage were built by the owners of the Ship and Royal Hotels.

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