Southend Timeline

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Alexandra Yacht Club by you.Alexandra Club Gets its Sails - 1878 was a significant year for the Alexandra Club when it was suggested by a Mr William Brighten that it should become a sailing club.  The club was originally established in 1873 and took up rooms in Alexandra Street; so the suggestion would lead the club to taking up new premises to its current site clinging onto the slope above Western Esplanade.

Town Crier Cried Off - Southend like most towns of this era employed a town crier to provide news and announce events happening.  However, this year the official Town Crier was stricken with gout and unable to perform his duties.

Oldest Esplanade Completed - From Pier Hill to the Kursaal, the oldest part of the esplanade along Marine Parade was completed in 1878.

Marine Parade by you.

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