Southend Then & Now Paperback
by Ken Crowe
Southend-on-Sea has gone through many transformations since its birth in the Middle Ages when a settlement of farmers and fishermen was established at the southernmost end of the lands of Prittlewell Priory.
Having acquired the name `South End', the area changed when the Lord of the Manor in the eighteenth century had a `New Town' built along the cliffs to the west.
The arrival of the railway in the mid-nineteenth century, and the subsequent influx of seaside day trippers, boosted Southend's popularity and it quickly expanded into a large and bustling town.
In this fascinating photographic history, Ken Crowe takes a fond look at his home town, exploring the changes to its streets through carefully chosen snapshots of Southend-on-Sea as it was in the past and is today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2015
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9780750965026