The Pier Extends - The pier finally achieved it's maximum length in 1846, at a mile and a quarter. Complete with horse drawn tramway.
Literary Society is Born - At a time when reading was the key form of personal entertainment, it was no surprise that the forming of the Southend Literary Society was much welcomed. The Society has already a valuable library of about 1400 volumes, and occupies a neat building on the cliff, with semi-circular front and a spacious reading room, well supplied with London and provincial newspapers, popular periodicals, etc. Mr. W.R. Warwick is the honorary secretary.