Southend Then & Now, Paperback Book


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:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780750965026



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