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VIP at Porters - Benjamin Disraeli visited Southend, and resided at Porters', Southchurch Road, now the Civic House and Mayor’s Parlour.  It was here he would write to his sister on 15th February, about Southend's kind climate, he said: "You could not have a softer clime or sunnier skies that at abused Southend."

Pier Tolls - With the extension of the pier to a length of 1,500 ft, it gave the Local Board under the Act of 1829, to charge for its use.  1833 saw the erection of a toll gate at the entrance of the pier.

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