All Saints Parish Formed - Southend was spreading out and the union between the original village of Prittlewell and the South End became more establishe through the formulisation of the parish of All Saints, soon to reach a population of some 11,000, and included within its boundary the LNE Railway Terminus now known as Victoria Station. The Parish named after All Saints church in Sutton Road and included the area known as Porters Town. this parish contains some of the oldest streets in Southend. It was not until 1914 the area became a ward in its own right. The land area also included the stadium.
An Author is Born - Southend has many litrary associations but with Warwick Deeping Southend can at least lay claim to his birth in the town in 1877. Not only was he born in Southend but on the High Street in Prospect House right opposite the Royal Hotel. His birthplace would be famously remembered as being a library which is even more appropriate concerning the career path Mr Deeping would take as a novellist. Warwick Deeping went on to write some 60 books and had a tremendous following although he did shun the limelight; he died in 1950, and a memorial stone has been placed in St John the Baptist Church graveyard. More recently the underpass going from Victoira Circus to Southchurch Road is called 'The Deeping' in his memory. A full article taken from Essex Countryside magazine is available here: Click
Yacht Race - A prestigious yacht race around England started and finished this year at Southend Pier.