Trend-setter. The electric tram service on Southend Pier was the first of its kind.

Trend-setter. The electric tram service on Southend Pier was the first of its kind.

The old Rochford Hospital......memories! Was born here then, later, did my training and lived and worked here! Sadly it is no more....now compact and bijou housing!

The old Rochford Hospital......memories! Was born here then, later, did my training and lived and worked here! Sadly it is no more....now compact and bijou housing!

Map : Parishes in the Counties of Kent and Essex, England  1796

Map : Parishes in the Counties of Kent and Essex, England 1796

Adventure Island and Southend Pier, from Observation Tower, Southend-on-Sea

Adventure Island and Southend Pier, from Observation Tower, Southend-on-Sea

Bristol Freighter Southend airport Channel Airways by Chris French - Over Eastwoodbury Lane Approaching Southend airport in Essex, Bristol Freighter of Channel Airways, one of two of this type operated by the airline from the late 1950s

Bristol Freighter Southend airport Channel Airways by Chris French - Over Eastwoodbury Lane Approaching Southend airport in Essex, Bristol Freighter of Channel Airways, one of two of this type operated by the airline from the late 1950s

Southend on sea, Essex

Southend on sea, Essex

A Channel Airways flight in 1964, Southend airport's heyday. Photograph: Ken Elliott/Air-Britain

London Southend airport: flying under the radar (and to the left of the pier)

A Channel Airways flight in 1964, Southend airport's heyday. Photograph: Ken Elliott/Air-Britain

Detailed Map of London Suburbs essex | Miscellaneous old maps of the area

Detailed Map of London Suburbs essex | Miscellaneous old maps of the area

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