Southend Timeline

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The Thirties


Ekco Ltd set up their new factory in Southend

Dixons Begins

Essex Yacht Club

Southchurch Hall

Carnival Time

Dramatic Lifeboat Rescue

The Great Rameses Dies

Live Cricket at the Pier











Southend Airport Opens

Putting on the Ritz

Home Fleet on Display

Chips Arrives in Town

Carnival Time

Porters Civic House

Chief Constable Retires

Astoria Opens

New Lifeboat House

Pier Reaches 100

New Coaster for Kursaal


Westcliff High School for Girls opens.

Seafront Boating Lake Opens

Saxon Arch Found

Station for Southchurch

Countess Elected

Southend Stadium Opens

Kiwis Play Cricket

Southchurch Hall and Gardens

Southend Road Patrol






police veh


Southend Architect Born - Sir Peter Cook

Two Tree Purchased

St Mellitus Centre Opened

Ambulance Service

Large Boat

Carnival Queen

Westcliff Fire

Howard's Dairies

Blue's FA Cup Run


Tomassi's Restaurant Opens

Tram Ticket Office

Rossi's Arrive

Southend East Station

Johnson & Jago



Fire Hits Floral Hall

Coronation Celebrations

Dick Clement Born

Steamers Collide

Empire Palace Cinema Closed


Boat Hits Pier

New Map


Banstanders Get Covered

Shorefields Purchased

Boat Hits Pier

Greyhounds Arrive

The Borough Expands



Southend High School for Boys opens

Searing Sun

Pride of Westminster

Earls Hall School Opens


New Rail Station for Leigh

Shrimpers Move Grounds

The Hippodrome

New Leigh Station

Thorpe Bay

Southend Airshow

Bon Marche Sells Up

 Kursaal Poster by you.


The Seafront Commandeered for War Duty 

The Boom Time

Busy Bandstand

New Garden for Priory Park

Police War Reserve

The Seafront War Duty

Carinval Attracts the Stars

The Met Opens

Church Assist's War Effort

Telephone Exchange

Essex Athletic Championships

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