Southend Timeline

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The Capitol Renamed - With recent Royal stays of Princesses Charlotte and Caroline, in this new somewhat exclusive resort with recommended sea bathing health benefits.  It was no surprise that areas where they stayed soon amended their business names to reflect Royal patronage.  Up until now The Capitol Hotel that stood proud atop Pier Hill would change its name to the one we all know it to be today the 'Royal' Hotel.

Victory in Sight - Nelson's flagship HMS Victory could be seen just off Southend this year waiting in the waters before needing some work done at Chatham dockyards, repairing damage acquired during the Battle of Trafalgar.

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