Southend Timeline

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Borough Centenary Celebrations - Lord Mayor of London took part in Civic Procession and opened the Centenary Garden in Priory Park also the extension and refurbishment of Cliffs Pavilion.

Still a Town - Southend was turned down in its attempt to gain city status in its centenary year, when it lost out to Sunderland.

Radio 1 Roadshow - Nationally celebrated the Radio One Roadshow came to Southend.  Appearing in the Seaway Car Park to around 20,000 people, who cheered on DJ Mark Goodier, while on stage acts including Kingmaker and techno music legend Carl Cox entertained live on the radio and to the crowd. 

Fire at Church - A major fire at St Erkenwalds Church at the junction of York Road triggered the end for this significant building on 11th November 1992.

The church had lost its congregation in 1978, and became redundant for its main use.  It was inevitable it would have an end.  The wrecked shell was finally removed from the Southend skyline three years after the fire. 



General Election


Southend West                                Majority 11,902

  • Paul Channon Con 27,319
  • Nina Stimson Lib Dem 15,417
  • Geoffrey Viney Labour 6,139
  • A Farmer Liberal 495 
  • Chris Keene Green 451
  • P Warburton Nat Law 127



Southend East                                 Majority 13,111

  • Teddy Taylor Con 24,591
  • Graham Bramley Lab 11,480
  • Paula Smith Lib Dem 5,107
  • Brian Lynch Liberal  673



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