A History of Southend, Paperback / softback Book

A History of Southend Paperback / softback


SOUTHEND has a complex and surprisingly interesting history.

From 18th-century origins as the `South End' of Prittlewell Parish, it has grown over 300 years to swallow up six separate parishes: Prittlewell, Southchurch, Leigh, Eastwood,North Shoebury and South Shoebury.

The town and wider borough are both now known as `Southend'.

Starting in the Stone Age, it ends in the modern Information Age, covering all points in between.

The story of its evolution as a seaside resort, a commuter town and a regional shopping ventre is unterwoven with a multitude of amusing, intriguing and impressive events, incidents and achievements in this very readable narrative.

Southend has been unfairly maligned as `lacking much history'.

This new book successfully demolishes that suggestion, revealing a wealth of interest in the town and its past - from Prittlewell's Saxon origins to its important role in two world wars.

It will be warmly welcomed throughout Essex.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9781860776458



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