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Reply taxispeefe
12:26 PM on June 15, 2019 
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Reply Mirasoons
11:10 PM on June 14, 2019 
Miranda Lambert is my favourite US singer. She is young, beautiful and charming female in her 30s. Her strong voice takes me away from all troubles of this planet and I can enjoy my life and listen songs created by her. Now the singer is on a Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour started in September of 2019 featuring Maren Morris, Caylee Hammack and others. The concerts scheduled for the whole 2019, up to the end of November. Tickets are available for all men and women with different income. If you love contry music, then you must visit at least one of her concert. All tour dates are available at the
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Miranda Lambert tour
. Visit the website and make yourself familiar with all Miranda Lambert concerts in 2019!
Reply Mike Mansfield
3:46 PM on February 24, 2017 
Fabulous piece of work. Well done. A fascinating and compelling read for a local!
Reply Jason Rose
6:14 AM on February 14, 2017 
Fantastic site, it's been an immeasurable help to me whilst researching Southend's aviation history, and pointed me in the right direction for other sources. Thank you for providing this excellent service!
Reply John Davison
3:57 AM on January 31, 2016 
I was a pupil at Bournemouth Park School from 1949 to 1955. I remember us being taken on a trip to Prince Avenue- must have been early 50's- to a visit there by the composer Vaughan Williams. I have not been able find any reference to his visit in any archive. I wonder, does anyone else remember the visit, or know if any photos of the event exist?
Reply pr
2:43 PM on January 24, 2016 
John Lawrie says...
I stumbled across your site on a general google search and its been a pleasure to browse through. I grew up in Thorpe Bay and lived there from 1963 - 1980 going to school in Sacred Heart Primary in Southchurch, then St Thomas Mores in Westcliff. You are doing a great job and it brings back many memories for me. I still visit now and again but its slowly changing as it must and its nice to remind myself what it was like when I lived there. Terrific stuff - thanks. Got more material on Thorpe Bay? All the

I have a funny feeling, you and I was at school together in the 60's 'Sacred Heart ! I seem to remember something about TB and your brother?

Drop me an email and i will get back to you ' you won't recognise me from my name or email address "
Reply Helen Batten
6:24 AM on October 6, 2015 
I am researching a book about Ann Smith (later known as Ann Naysmith). She was born in Southend in 1937 and I believe she grew up here. I was wondering if anyone has any information about her childhood?
Reply Anne Loveridge
2:51 AM on August 31, 2015 
I am the Grand-daughter of Sir Albert Martin. Former Mayor of Southend 1931 and the daughter of Betty Martin Mayoress of Southend
Reply ron
2:13 AM on August 19, 2015 
It will be 71 years since the SS Richard Montgomery sank off sheerness on 20 august 2015.
The wreck is safe to clear but not to leave beginning to break up becoming more dangerous every day.
Could this be the reason nobody has done anything about it. Only a matter of time.

The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This may result in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations.
?The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It can result in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
Reply Sandie
8:00 PM on August 13, 2015 
Really interesting website. I was born in Rochford in the sixties, and have just discovered after his passing that my partner's father was also born there in 1938. His father (partner's grandfather) William Marshall was apparently a tailor there anywhere online that I can see trade directories for the 1930s in an attempt to find him? Thanks