New Pub For Seafront - It took a while to build but the seafront gained a new pub in 1818, The Castle, which no longer exists (demolished in 1924), sat on the current footprint of the Sea Life Centre. The first licensee was a Thomas Brown. The positioning of the pub was as close as you could get to the beach ideal for trippers looking for a beanfeast and a bed.
|Smallpox - This illness was common until the beginning of the last century. Nationally a vaccination had been introduced in 1796, but was first adopted locally in Southend and Prittlewell, in 1818.|