Old Photos of Southend-on-Sea - Sea of Change - Old Town Photos - Southend-on-Sea. Essex, Old Pictures of Southend-on-Sea.

Sea of Change Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Profiling the deconstruction and radical modernisation of Southend-on-Sea.

Introduction


Southend-on-Sea in Essex has seen many great changes since its early beginnings in the middle ages with a few fishermen's huts at the south end of Prittlewell. South End expanded in the 18th century with the building of a new town along the cliffs. With the arrival of the railway, almost a century later, the town was subject to further expansion. Day-trippers from inner city areas such as London flocked to the seaside and Southend became a popular holiday town.

In the late 1960s one of the biggest changes occurred in Southend's recent history, the Hammerson Development was constructed, the modernisation programme from then can still to be seen today.

To date Southend has been a subject of many books documenting its history our pictures have appeared in Ken Crowe’s publications and the local press.

Sea of Change depicts part of the modernisation that has taken place in Southend's long history.


About


This pictorial view of Southend-on-Sea was in part compiled from old photographs available so not all of the town's history is covered.

Pictures are partly from a collection of old amateur photographs taken around the town of Southend-on-Sea.

Sea of Change old pictures include the Civic Centre, Garons, Victoria Shopping Centre, Royals Shopping Centre, Odeon Cinema, Seafront, Royal Hotel, Grand Pier Hotel, Ritz, Kursaal and Peter Pans Playground just to name a few.

Sea of Change - Southend-on-Sea

Photo/Picture Content


Sea of Change - 1900s - 1910s Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01, c1900 The Arcade & Royal (Pier) Hill, Southend-on-Sea. 02, c1900 The Congregational Church, Nelson St, Southend-on-Sea. 03, c1900 Marine Parade, East Beach, Southend-on-Sea. 04, c1900 The Metropole Hotel (Palace Hotel), Southend-on-Sea. 05, c1900 West Beach, Southend-on-Sea. 06, c1900s Al Fresco Show on the Cliffs at Southend on Sea. 07, c1900s Beach at Leigh on Sea. 08, c1900s Beach at Southend on Sea. 09, c1900s Beach at Westcliff on Sea. 10, c1900s Chalkwell Park. 11, c1900s The Cliffs Bandstand, Southend on Sea. 12, c1900s The Cliffs Promenade, Southend on Sea. 13, c1900s The Cliffs , Southend on Sea. 14, c1900s The Seafront, Southend on Sea. 15, c1900s The Cliffs, Southend on Sea. 16, c1900s The Cliffs, Westcliff on Sea. 17, c1900s The Cliffs, Westcliff on Sea. 18, c1900s The Cliffs, Southend on Sea. 19, c1900s Dutch Cottage Southchurch. 20, c1900s East Beach, Southend on Sea. 21, c1900s East Beach, Southend on Sea. 22, c1900s Esplanade, Southend on Sea. 23,  c1900s Esplanade, Southend on Sea. 24, c1900s Fishing on the Pier, Southend on Sea. 25, c1900s Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff on Sea. 26, c1900s The Hamlet, Westcliff on Sea. 27, c1900s Happy Valley, Southend on Sea. 28, c1900s Kursaal Arcade, Southend on Sea. 29, c1900s Kursaal Ballroom, Southend on Sea. 30, c1900s Kursaal Dining Room, Southend on Sea. 31, c1900s Kursaal, Southend on Sea. 32, c1900s Leigh on Sea. 33, c1900s Leigh on Sea. 34, c1900s Leigh on Sea. 35, c1900s Marine Parade, Southend on Sea. 36, c1900s Marine Parade, Southend on Sea. 37, c1900s Old Town, Southend on Sea. 38, c1900s Hotel Metropole (Palace Hotel), Southend on Sea. 39, c1900s The Pier, Southend on Sea. 40, c1900s The Pier and Pier Approach, Southend on Sea. 41, c1900s Pier Fishing, Southend on Sea. 42, c1900s Pier Head, Southend on Sea. 43, c1900s Pier Head, Southend on Sea. 44, c1900s Pier Hill, Southend on Sea. 45, c1900s Hotel Metropole, Southend on Sea. 46, c1900s Pier Hill, Southend on Sea. 47, c1900s The Pier, Southend on Sea. 48, c1900s Priory Lake, Prittlewell. c1900s The Priory, Prittlewell. 49, c1900s The Priory, Prittlewell. 50, c1900s Prittlewell Bridge, Prittlewell. 51, c1900s Prittlewell Bridge, Prittlewell. 52, c1900s St Mary's Church, Prittlewell. 53, c1900s Prittlewell. 54, c1900s Queens Hotel, Westcliff on Sea. 55, c1900s Sail out, Southend on Sea. 56, c1900s Sailing Boats, Southend on Sea. 57, c1900s Sailing Boats, Southend on Sea. 58, c1900s Beach at Southchurch. 59, c1900s Spring Hill, Southend on Sea. 60, c1900s St Andrews Church, Rochford. 61, c1900s St Clements Church, Leigh on Sea. 62, c1900s Sutton Ford, Southend on Sea. 63, c1900s The Hill, Leigh on Sea. 64 c1900s Pier Hill, Southend on Sea. 65, c1900s West Beach, Southend on Sea. 66, c1900s West Beach, Southend on Sea. 67, c1900s West Beach, Southend on Sea. 68, c1900s All Saints Church, Southend on Sea. 69, c1900s Avenue Baptist Church, Southend on Sea. 70, c1900s Avenue of Oaks, Hall Road, Rochford. 71, c1900s Catholic Church - Our Lady and St Helen's, Southend on Sea. 72, c1900s Congregational Chapel, Southend on Sea. 73, c1900s Congregational Church, Southend on Sea. 74, c1900s The Garrison, Shoebury. 75, c1900s Market Place, Rochford. 76,  c1900s St Andrew's Church, Shoebury. 77, c1900s St Mary the Virgin, Shoebury. 78, c1900s St George's Church, Southend on Sea. 79, c1900s St John's Church, Southend on Sea. 80, c1900s St Mark's Church, Southend on Sea. 81, c1900s Sutton Church, Southend on Sea. 82, c1900s Weslyan Chapel, Southend on Sea. 83, c1900s Weslyan Church, Southend on Sea.


Sea of Change - 1920s - 1930s Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:c1920 Lad’s day out, photographed outside the Nelson Pub, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. 02:c1920 Ladies day out with Charabanc, pictured outside the Nelson Pub, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. 03:c1930 Day trippers enjoy the ride at the Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea. 04:c1930 Day trippers at the Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea. 05:c1930 Day trippers at the Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea. 06:c1935 Hamlet Court Road Junc Anerley Road looking towards London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. 07:c1935 Day out in Westcliff-on-Sea. Picture taken in Hamlet Court Road. 08:1938 Class of, Westborough School, Westcliff-on-Sea.


Sea of Change - 1920s - 1930s Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:c1920 Lad’s day out, photographed outside the Nelson Pub, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.02:c1920 Ladies day out with Charabanc, pictured outside the Nelson Pub, North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.03:c1930 Day trippers enjoy the ride at the Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea.04:c1935 Hamlet Court Road Junc Anerley Road looking towards London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.05:c1935 Day out in Westcliff-on-Sea. Picture taken in Hamlet Court Road.06:1938 Class of, Westborough School, Westcliff-on-Sea.


Sea of Change - 1940s - 1950s Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:c1940 WW2 Civil Defence Poster, Southend-on-Sea.02:1944 London and North Eastern Railway, Victoria Station Home Guard, Southend-on-Sea .03:1947 WW2 Tank at Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.04:1948 Cafe in the Dark, Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea.05:1948 The Chute, Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend-on-Sea.06:1949 Airport, Southend-on-Sea.07:1949 Chalkwell, Southend-on-Sea.08-09:c1950 Bob Lazell from Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, stands proud in front of his Corporation of Southend-on-Sea lorry.10:1956 The Bandstand Southend-on-Sea.11:1956 The Bandstand Southend-on-Sea, Demolished in 1957.


Sea of Change - 1960s - 1970s Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:1962 Winter, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.02:1966 The Old Art School/College, Southend-on-Sea.03:1967 Billy Dainty, Backstage at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea.04:1968 The Co-Op Funeral Services, Southend-on-Sea.05:1969 Skyline view of Baxter Avenue and beyond, Southend-on-Sea.06:1969 On stage at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea.07:1969 Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea.08:1969 Times Furnishing, Southend-on-Sea.09-10:1969 Supa Save (Formerly the Strand, Essoldo Cinema), Southend-on-Sea.11:1970 Demolition of the Supa Save Building(Formerly the Strand, Essoldo Cinema), Southend-on-Sea.12:1970 Warrior Square Swimming Pool, Southend-on-Sea.13:1971 Balmoral Rd Flats under construction, St Pauls Church, Southend-on-Sea.14:1971 Balmoral Rd Flats under construction, Southend-on-Sea.15:1971 Balmoral Rd Flats, Southend-on-Sea.16:1971 Old Telephone Exchange, Southend-on-Sea.17:1971 Stage Door at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea.18:1975 Prittlewell Square, Southend-on-Sea.


Sea of Change - 1960s - 1970s Panoramic Views Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:1969 Panoramic view from Prittlewell footpath towards Civic Centre. 02:1977 The Boating Lake and Pavilion Lanes Home to Tenpin Bowling.03:1977 Taken from Southend Pier. Panoramic view of Pier Hill and Grove Terrace.04:1977 Taken from Southend Pier. Panoramic view of the seafront towards Shoeburyness.


Sea of Change - 1960s - 1970s Cine Film of Southend-on-Sea

01:1962 Seafront Illuminations, Southend-on-Sea. 02:1968 Carnival. Southend-on-Sea.  03:1968 Beach at Shoeburyness.  Southend-on-Sea. 04:1968 ThePier,  Southend-on-Sea. 05:Beach Shoeburyness,  Southend-on-Sea


Sea of Change - Railway Bridge Removal, High St 2013 Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01-10:Photos/Pictures from February 2013.


Sea of Change - Southend Carnival Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:Southend Carnival August c1938, 02-07:Southend Carnival August 1949, 08-17:Southend Carnival August 1953, 18-25:Southend Carnival August 1968, 26-35:Southend Carnival August 1970, 36-42:Southend Carnival August 1976 & 43-46:Southend Carnival August 1977.


Sea of Change - Civic Centre Old Photo/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:Civic Centre, Council Offices under construction Southend-on-Sea 1964. 02-07:1964 Views From Civic Centre 08:Civic Centre, Council Offices under construction Southend-on-Sea 1964. 09-11:Civic Centre Southend-on-Sea 1968. 12:Civic Centre Southend-on-Sea 1969. 13 Civic Centre and Southend College 14-15:Civic Centre Southend-on-Sea 1971. 16:Civic Coat of Arms Southend-on-Sea Motto: Per Mare Per Ecclesiam By Sea By Church. 17-19:Civic Centre Southend-on-Sea 1971. 20:Civic Centre,Council Offices & Sculptured Water Feature Southend-on-Sea 1973. 21:Civic Centre, Sculptured Water Feature  Southend-on-Sea 1973. 22:Civic Centre, Sculptured Water Feature  Southend-on-Sea 1973.


Sea of Change - North Road Cemetery Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01: 03: 05: 07: 09: 11:North Road Cemetery 2005. 02: 04: 06: 08: 10: 12: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18:North Road Cemetery 2015.


Sea of Change - Peter Pans Playground Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01-03:1948 Peter Pans Playground. 04-09:1971 Peter Pans Playground.


Sea of Change -  The Pier Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1947 Pier Entrance, Rear View.02:1948 'Watch the Birdie' Photo on the Pier.03:1948 'Through the arched window' on the Pier.04:1948 Lifeboat House, Pier Head.05:1950 Pier Illuminations.06:1950 Pier Illuminations.07:1950 Pier Illuminations.08:1950 Pier Illuminations.09:1952 Danish Boats Moored at the end of the Pier.10:1953 Boat moored by the Pier.11:1953 Pier Entrance under construction.12:1953 Pier Entrance under construction.13:1956 Pier Entrance.14:1956 Pier Pleasure Cruise.15:1961 Pier Head.16:1961 Pier Head.17:Pier Train.18:1968 Pier & Bowling Alley.19:1971 Pier Entrance from Pier Hill.20:1971 Pier Entrance from Western Esplanade.21:1971 Pier Entrance from Marine Parade.22:1971 Pier Entrance from Marine Parade.23:1973 Bowling Alley.24:1976 Pier Foreshore Offices.25:1976 Pier Head after the fire.26:1976 Pier Head after the fire.27:1976 Pier Head after the fire.28:1976 Pier Head after the fire..29:1976 Pier Head after the fire.30:1977 Pier Head.

Sea of Change - Pier Hill Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1961 The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.02:1971 The Boating Lake, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.03:1971 Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.04:1971 Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.05:1971 Pier Hill/Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea.06:1971 Grand Pier Hotel/The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.07:1971 The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.08:1977 Grand Pier Hotel/The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.09:1977 Grand Pier Hotel/The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.10:1977 The Ritz Cinema/Royal Hotel, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.11:1977 Grand Pier Hotel/The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.12:1977 Grand Pier Hotel/The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.13:1977 Royal Hotel, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.14:1977 Royal Hotel, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.15:1977 Royal Hotel, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.16:1977 The Ritz Cinema, Southend-on-Sea.17:1977 Top of Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.18:1977 Top of Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea.


Sea of Change - Priory Park Old Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1948. 02:Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1948. 03:Swan in Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1948. 04-06:Winter Scene Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1960. 07:Feeding the Swan’s in Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1960. 08-09:Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1973. 10:Inside Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1973. 11-14:Priory Park Southend-on-Sea 1973.


Sea of Change - Queensway Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1966 Old Art School/College Dowsett Avenue Demolished  for Queensway.02:1968 Queensway.03:1968 Queensway.04:1968 Queensway.05:1968 Queensway.06:1968 Queensway.07:1968 Queensway.08:1968 Queensway.09:1968 Queensway/Victoria Railway Station.10:1968 Queensway.11:1969 Alexander House Site Queensway.12:1968 Escalator for shopping center bridge Queensway.13:1969 Health Centre Site Queensway.14:1969 Multi- Storey Car Park Queensway.15:1969 Multi- Storey Car Park Queensway.16:1969 Multi- Storey Car Park Queensway.17:1969 Queensway.18:1969 Skyline View of Queensway.19:1969 Skyline View of Queensway.20:1970 Bus Station Queensway.21:1970 Alexander House Foundations/Bus Station Queensway.22:1970 Queensway.23:1970 Alexander House Foundations/Bus Station Queensway.24:1970 Alexander House Queensway.25:1970 Bus Station Queensway.26:1970 Queensway.27:1970 Queensway.28:1970 Queensway.29:1970 Old College Queensway.30:1970 Old College Queensway.31:1970 Old College Queensway.32:1971 Skyline View Queensway.33:1973 Alexander House.34:1973 Skyline View Queensway.35:1973 Skyline View Queensway.36:1974 Skyline View Health Centre Site Queensway.37:1977 Southchurch Underpass Queensway.


Sea of Change - Royals Shopping Centre & High Street, Old Photos/Pictures, Craig Smith Southend-on-Sea

01:April 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 02:April 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 03:April 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 04:November 1986 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. 05:November 1986 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. November 1986 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 08:November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 09:November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 10:November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 11:November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 12:November 1986 Royals Shopping Centre, Construction Site, Southend-on-Sea. 13:1988 Royals Shopping Centre, Southend-on-Sea.


Sea of Change - Seafront Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1949 Golden Hind/Palace Hotel.02:1950 Kursaal Illuminations.03:1950 Pier Illuminations.04:1950 Kursaal Illuminations.05:1950 Seafront Illuminations.06:1950 Seafront Illuminations.07:1950 Kursaal Illuminations.08:1953 Pier Entrance.09:1953 Pier Entrance.10:1956 Pier Entrance.11:1962 Kursaal Illumination.12:1971 Western Esplanade.13:1971 Boating Lake/Pier Hill,14:1971 Pier Entrance.15:1971 Pier Entrance Western Esplanade.16:1971 Pier Entrance Marine Parade .17:1971 Pier Entrance Marine Parade .18:1973 Kursaal.19:1976 From the Pier Foreshore Offices Western Esplanade.20:1976 Foreshore Offices Western Esplanade.21:1977 Royal Hotel Pier Hill.22:1977 Boating Lake  Marine Parade and Beyond.23:1977 Boating Lake  Marine Parade.24:1977 Top of Pier Hill.25:1977 View towards Shoeburyness from the Pier.


Sea of Change - Southend Waterworks -Southend-on-Sea

01, 1879 The First Pumping Station, Milton Road, Southend on Sea. 02, Late c1800s The First Pumping Station, Milton Road, Southend on Sea. 03, 1911 Head Office, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 04, 1911 Workshops at Rear of Head Office, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 05, 1911 Water Tower and Reservoir Scratton Road, Southend on Sea. 06, 1911 Covered Oakwood Reservoir on the hill back of Oakwood Pumping Station. 07, 1911 Covered Reservoirs and Stand Pipe on Thundersley Hills. 08, 1911 Covered Service Tank at Billericay. 09, 1911 District Office in High Street Billericay. 10, 1911 Eastwood Pumping Station, Prince Close, Southend on Sea. 11, 1911 Leigh on Sea Pumping Station, Canvey Road, Leigh on Sea. 12, 1911 Oakwood Pumping Station nr Grovewood Ave, Eastwood. 13, 1911 First Pumping Station, Milton Road, Southend on Sea. 14, 1911 Pitsea Pumping Station. 15, 1911 Pumping Station East of Wickford under construction. 16, 1911 Prittlewell Pumping Station, North Road, Prittlewell. 17, 1911 Slicesgate Pumping Station nr Billericay. 18, Thundersley Pumping Station. 19, 1911 Vange Pumping Station and Engineers workshops, Fobbing Parish. 20, 1912 Vange Reservoir under construction. 21, 1929 Langford Works. 22, 1929 Langford Pumping Station. 23, 1929 Pumping Engines, Langford. 24, 1929 Electric Generators and Switchboard, Langford. 25, 1929 River Blackwater Intake for Langford Works. 26, 1929 River Chelmer Intake for Langford Works. 27, 1929 River Ter Intake for Langford Works. 28, 1929 Storage Reservoir, Langford. 29, Southend Waterworks Mobile Office first introduced in the 1930s. 30, 1950 Repairing a water main at Thorpe Hall Ave, Thorpe Bay. 31, 1950s Company Vehicle on Pumping Station site. 32, 1952 Land Survey for the new Hanningfield Works. 33, 1954 Downham Reservoir under construction. 34, 1954 Downham Reservoir under construction. 35, 1954 Hanningfield Works under construction. 36, 1954 Hole Haven, Canvey Island, Electrified Borehole Pumping Station. 37, 1954 Inside Hole Haven Pumping Station, Canvey Island. 38, 1950s Aerial View of Scratton Road Water Tower and Reservoir, Southend on Sea. 39, 1960 Southend Waterworks Head Office, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 40,  1961 Aerial View of Hanningfield Reservoir. 41, 1961 Inside Pumping Station at Hanningfield. 42, 1961 Staff Housing nr Hanningfield Reservoir. 43, 1961 Basildon Reservoir under construction. 44, 1961 Pumping Station, Langford Works. 45, 1960s Vange Silo and Treatment/Pumping Station. 46, 1965 Oakwood Reservoir. 47, 1966 Aerial view of Langford Works. 48, Southend Waterworks Mobile Air Pump Truck. 49, 1966 Reconstruction of Thundersley Reservoir. 50, 1966 Thundersley Water Tower. 51, 1968 New Langford Works. 52, 1968 New Langford Works under construction. 53, 1968 New Langford Works Chemical House under construction. 54, 1968 New Langford Works Chemical House under construction. 55, 1968 New Langford Works Chemical House under construction. 56, 1968 New Langford Works Filter Room under construction. 57, 1960s Typical Control Panel for Pumping Station. 58, 1970 New Pumping Station, Langford Works. 59, Aerial View of the new Works at Langford. 60, Disused Lilleshall Engines at Langford. 61, 1974 Aerial View of Hanningfield Treatment Works. 62, Water Tower at Shoeburyness. 63, 1978 Aerial view of Abberton Reservoir. 64, 1978 Aerial view of Chigwell Row Reservoir. 65, 1978 Aerial view of Hanningfield Reservoir. 66, 1978 Aerial view of Hanningfield Treatment Works. 67, 1978 Aerial view of Langford Works. 68, 1978 Aerial view of Layer de la Haye Treatment Works. 69, 1978 Aerial view of Sanford Mill Treatment Works. 70, Essex Water Company carrying out Road Works. 71, 1982 Aerial view Hanningfield Treatment Works. 72, 1982 Essex Water Co, Chemical House, Hanningfield. 73, 1982 Control System, Chemical and Pumping, Hanningfield. 74, 1982 Essex Water Company Mid Division, Head Office in the Old Marconi Building, Chelmsford. 75, 1985 Detecting Underground Water Leaks, Long Riding, Basildon. 76, 1985 Detecting Underground Water Leaks, West Street, Southend. 77, 1990 Southend Waterworks Company Plaque at Old Head Office now Retirement Apartments, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 78, 1993 Old Southend Waterworks Head Office now Retirement Apartments, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 79, 1993 Old Southend Waterworks Head Office now Retirement Apartments, 13 Cambridge Road, Southend on Sea. 80, 2015 Maldon Reservoir. 81, 2016 Abberton Reservoir. 82, 2017 Shoebury Water Tower now part of a Housing Estate.

01, 04 May 1965 Oakwood Reservoir. 02, 04 May 1965 Oakwood Reservoir. 03, 06 May 1965 Oakwood Reservoir. 04, 21 May 1965 Demolition of West Reservoir . 05, 01 June 1965 Demolition of East Reservoir.  06, 01 June 1965 Demolition of West Reservoir.  07, 01 June 1965 Demolition of East Reservoir. 08, 10 June 1965 Demolition of Reservoir. 09, 16 June 1965 Demolition of West Reservoir. 10, 29 June 1965 Floor Excavation Reservoir. 11, 29 June 1965 Excavation East Reservoir. 12, 31 July 1965 Casting, sliding layer bays floor Reservoir. 13, 18 Aug 1965 East Reservoir. 14, 02 Sep 1965 East Reservoir. 15, 16 Sep 1965 East Reservoir. 16, 16 Sep 1965 East Reservoir. 17, 19 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 18, 19 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 1965 19, 19 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 20, 19 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 21, 19 Oct 1965 West Reservoir. 22, 19 Oct 1965 West Reservoir. 23, 19 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 24, 20 Oct 1965 East Reservoir. 25, 21 Oct 1965  East Reservoir. 26, 02 Nov 1965 East Reservoir. 27, 02 Nov 1965 East Reservoir. 28, 08 Jan 1966 East Reservoir. 29, 18 Jan 1966 East Reservoir. 30, 18 Jan 1966 East Reservoir. 31, 18 Jan 1966  East Reservoir. 32, 14 Feb 1966 West Reservoir. 33, 14 Feb 1966 East Reservoir. 34, 14 Feb 1966 Bramble Crescent. 35, 01 Mar 1966 West Reservoir. 36, 23 Apr 1966 Link Main Oakwood Reservoir. 37, 08 Jun 1966 Pipe Oakwood Reservoir. 38, 14 Jun 1966 Pipe Oakwood Reservoir. 39, 14 Jun 1966 Oakwood Reservoir. 40, 03 Nov 1966 Oakwood Reservoir. 41, 03 Nov 1966 Oakwood Reservoir. 42, 05 Dec 1966 Oakwood Reservoir.


Sea of Change - Victoria Avenue Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1964 Victoria Avenue from Victoria Circus.02:1964 Victoria Avenue from Victoria Circus.03:1964 View from Civic Centre 1.04:1964 View from Civic Centre 2.05:1964 Victoria Avenue from Victoria Circus.06:1964 Victoria Avenue from Victoria Circus.07:1964 Victoria Avenue from Victoria Circus.08:1966 Victoria Avenue.09:1966 View from Victoria Avenue.10:1968 Garons Victoria Avenue/East Street.11:1968 Garons Victoria Avenue.12:1968 Victoria Avenue opp Blue Boar Pub.13:1968 Victoria Avenue.14:1968 Victoria Avenue.15:1968 Victoria Avenue viewed from Victoria Circus.16:1968 Victoria Railway Station Victoria Avenue.17:1969 Garons Demolished Victoria Avenue.18:1969 Garons and Parade of Shops Demolished.19:1969 College Canarvon Road, Civic Centre Victoria Avenue.20:1969 Skyline View of Civic Centre and Victoria Avenue.21:1968 Portcullis House Victoria Avenue.22:1969 Portcullis House Car Park.23:1969 Skyline View Victoria Avenue.24:1970 Victoria Railway Station Goods Yard Victoria Avenue/Bradley Street.25:1970 Portcullis House Carpark.26:1970 Victoria Avenue.27:1970 Skyline View of Victoria Avenue.28:1971 Skyline View of Civic Centre and Victoria Avenue.29:1971 Skyline View of Victoria Railway Station.30:1973 Alexander House Victoria Avenue.31:1973 Typical Office in Alexander House Victoria Avenue.32:1973 Victoria Avenue.33:1973 Skyline View of Victoria Avenue.34:1973 Skyline View of Victoria Railway Station.35:1974 Library Victoria Avenue.36:1974 St Mary's Church Victoria Avenue.37:1974 Skyline View Victoria Avenue.38:1975 Ticket Hall Victoria Railway Station Victoria Avenue.39:1975 Platforms Victoria Railway Station Victoria Avenue.


Sea of Change - Victoria Circus - High Street Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1948 Odeon Cinema, High Street.02:1949 Victoria Circus/High Street.03:1953 Victoria Circus.04:1954 Odeon Cinema, High Street.05:1954 Victoria Circus at Christmas.06:1958 Dixons, Victoria Circus at Christmas.07:1958 Garons, Victoria Circus at Christmas.08:1958 Keddies, High Street at Christmas.09:1964 Garons, Victoria Circus.10:1964 Garons, Victoria Circus.11:1964 Municipal College.12:1964 Municipal College.13:1964 Victoria Circus.14:1964 Garons, Victoria Circus.15:1964 Victoria Circus.16:1964 Garons, Victoria Hotel, Dixons Victoria Circus.17:1964 Victoria Circus.18:1964 Victoria Circus.19:1966 Victoria Hotel, Keddies, Dixons Victoria Circus.20:1966 Garons Corner, Victoria Hotel Victoria Hotel.21:1966 Talmage Buildings, Victoria Circus.22:1966 Victoria Circus from Victoria Railway Station.23:1966 Victoria Circus, Victoria Railway Station.24:1966 Victoria Circus.25:1966 Victoria Circus from Victoria Railway Station.26:1966 Garons, Victoria Hotel Victoria Circus.27:1966 Garons, Victoria Hotel, Dixons Victoria Circus.28:1966 Victoria Hotel Victoria Circus.29:1966 Victoria Railway Station.30:c1967 Garons, Victoria Circus.31:c1967 Garons, Victoria Circus.32:c1967 Garons, Victoria Circus.33:1968 Dixons, High Street, Victoria Circus.34:1968 Municipal College.35:1968 Victoria Railway Station Victoria Circus.36:1968 Victoria Railway Station Victoria Circus.37:1968 Victoria Circus, Victoria Avenue.38:1968 Victoria Railway Station Victoria Circus.39:1968 Victoria Hotel Victoria Circus.40:1968 Victoria Hotel Victoria Circus.41:1969 Garons Victoria Circus, High Street.42:1969 Garons, Victoria Circus.43:1969 British Home Stores, High Street.44:1969 British Home Stores, High Street.45:1969 Demolition Victoria Circus.46:1969 Demolition Victoria Circus.47:1969 Demolition Victoria Circus.48:1969 Demolition Victoria Circus.49:1969 Skyline Keddies, High Street.50:1969 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre.51:1970 Alexander House.52:1970 Municipal College, Victoria Circus.53:1970 High Street.54:1970 High Street.55:1970 Municipal College, Victoria Shopping Centre.56:1970 Municipal College, Victoria Shopping Centre.57:1971 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre58:1972 High Street.59:1972 Alexander House, Victoria Circus.60:1972 Back of Keddies61:1972 Keddies, High Street.62:1973 Barclays Bank, High Street.63:1973 Dixons, High Street.64:1973 Dixons, High Street.65:1973 Dixons, High Street.66:1973 Dixons, Victoria Circus.67:1973 High Street.68:1973 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre.69:1973 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre.70:1973 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre.71:1973 Victoria Shopping Centre, Victoria Circus.72:1974 Odeon Cinema, High Street.73:1977 British Home Stores, High Street.74:1977 High Street, Pier Hill End.75:1977 High Street, Pier Hill End.76:1977 High Street, Pier Hill End.77:1977 High Street, Pier Hill End.78:1981 Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre.


Sea of Change - Victoria Shopping Centre, The Hammerson Development Photos/Pictures, Southend-on-Sea

01:1968 Entrance to Multi Storey Car Park.02:1968 Garons/Multi Storey Car Park.03:1968 Entrance to Multi Storey Car Park.04:1968 Construction of  Victoria Shopping Centre from Queensway.05:1968 Temporary Bridge Constructed for Access.06:1968 Construction of Victoria Shopping Centre.07:1968 Victoria Circus.08:1968 Victoria Circus.09:1968 Victoria Circus.10:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.11:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.12:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.13:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.14:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.15:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.16:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.17:1969 Demolition at Victoria Circus.18:1969 New Escalator Victoria Shopping Centre Bridge.19:1969 New Escalator Victoria Shopping Centre Bridge.20:1969 New Escalator Victoria Shopping Centre Bridge.21:1969 New Multi Storey Car Park.22:1969 New Multi Storey Car Park.23:1969 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.24:1969 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.25:1969 Taylor Furnishing Stores, Victoria Circus.26:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 1.27:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 2.28:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 3.29:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 4.30:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 5.31:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 6.32:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 7.33:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 8.34:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 9.35:1969 Victoria Shopping Centre 10.36:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 1.37:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 2.38:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 3.39:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 4.40:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 5.41:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 6.42:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 7.43:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 8.44:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 9.45:1970 Underpass ' The Deeping' Construction 10.46:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 1.47:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 2.48:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 3.49:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 4.50:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 5.51:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 6.52:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 7.53:1970 Victoria Shopping Centre 8.54:1970 Top Floor Victoria Shopping Centre.55:1973 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.56:1973 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.57:1973 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.58:1973 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.59:1973 Victoria Shopping Centre, Victoria Circus.60:1973 Victoria Shopping Centre.61:1981 Skyline View Victoria Shopping Centre.


Sea of Change - Old Town Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:Kursaal 1948. 02:Odeon Cinema 1948. 03:Peter Pans Playground 1948. 04:Pier Head 1948. 05:Priory Park 1948. 06:Airport Restaurant 1949. 07:Chalkwell 1949. 08:Kursaal 1949. 09:Palace Hotel 1949. 10:Victoria Circus 1949. 11:Pier Head 1952. 12:Pier Entrance 1 1952. 13:Pier Entrance 2 1952. 14:Victoria Circus 1953. 15:Odeon Cinema 1954. 16:Victoria Circus Xmas 1954. 17:Pier Entrance 1956. 18:Pier Head 1956. 19:Dixons 1958. 20:Garons 1958. 21:Keddies 1958. 22:Pier Head 1961. 23:Pier Train 1961 .24:The Ritz Cinema 1961. 25:Civic Centre 1 1964. 26:Civic Centre 2 1964. 27:Garons 1 1964. 28:Garons 2 1964. 29:Municipal College 1 1964. 30:Municipal College 2 1964. 31:Victoria Circus 1 1964. 32:Victoria Circus 2 1964. 33:Victoria Circus 3 1964. 34:Victoria Circus 4 1964. 35:View From Civic Centre 1 1964. 36:View From Civic Centre 2 1964. 37:View From Civic Centre 3 1964. 38:View From Civic Centre 4 1964. 39:View From Civic Centre 5 1964. 40:View From Civic Centre 6 1964. 41:View From Victoria Circus 1 1964. 42:View From Victoria Circus 2 1964. 43:Dixons, Keddies & Victoria Hotel 1966. 44:Garons Cnr & Victoria Hotel 1966. 45:Old Art School 1966. 46:Talmage Buildings 1966. 47:View From Victoria Station 1966. 48:Victoria Circus 1 1966. 49:Victoria Circus 2 1966. 50:Victoria Circus 3 1966. 51:Victoria Circus 4 1966. 52:Victoria Circus & Victoria Station 1966. 53:Victoria Hotel 1966. 54:Victoria Station 1966. 55:Civic Centre 1 1968. 56:Civic Centre 2 1968. 57:Civic Centre 3 1968. 58:Co-Op Funeral Directors 1968. 59:Entrance Multi-Storey Car Park 1 1968. 60:Garons/Multi-Storey Car Park 1968. 61:Garons Prittlewell 1968. 62:Multi-Storey Car Park 1968. 63:Municipal College 1968. 64:Queensway 1 1968. 65:Queensway 2 1968. 66: Queensway 3 1968. 67:Temporary Foot Bridge/Victoria Circus 1968. 68:Victoria Ave 1 1968. 69:Victoria Ave 2 1968. 70:Victoria Circus 1 1968. 71:Victoria Circus 2 1968. 72:Victoria Circus 3 1968. 73:Victoria Circus 4 1968. 74:Victoria Circus 5 1968. 75:Victoria Circus 6 1968. 76:Victoria Circus 7 1968. 77:Victoria Circus 8 1968. 78:Victoria Railway Station. 79:Skyline View Baxter Ave. 80:Alexander House Site 1969. 81:Victoria Circus 1 1969. 82:Victoria Circus 2 1969. 83:British Home Stores 1 1969. 84:British Home Stores 2 1969. 85:Blue Boar Junction 1969. 86:Civic Centre & College 1969. 87:Skyline View Civic Centre 1969. 88:Demolition Victoria Circus 1 1969. 89:Demolition Victoria Circus 2 1969. 90:Demolition Victoria Circus 3 1969. 91:Demolition Victoria Circus 4 1969. 92:Demolition Victoria Circus 5 1969. 93:Demolition Victoria Circus 6 1969. 94:Demolition Victoria Circus 7 1969. 95:Demolition Victoria Circus 8 1969. 96:Demolition Victoria Circus 9 1969. 97:Victoria Circus New Escalators 1969. 98:Victoria Circus New Escalators 2 1969. 99:Health Centre Site 1969. 100:Skyline Keddies 1969. 101:Multi-Storey Car Park Entrance 11969. 102:Multi-Storey Car Park Entrance 2 1969. 103:Palace Theatre 1969. 104:Skyline Victoria Shopping Centre 1969. 105:Supasave 1 1969. 106:Supasave 2 1969. 107:Taylor Furnishing Store 1969. 108:Times Furnishings Store 1969. 109:Victoria Shopping Centre 1 1969. 110:Victoria Shopping Centre 2 1969. 111:Victoria Shopping Centre 3 1969. 112:Victoria Shopping Centre 4 1969. 113:Victoria Shopping Centre 5 1969. 114:Victoria Shopping Centre 6 1969. 115:Victoria Shopping Centre 7 1969. 116:Victoria Shopping Centre 8 1969. 117:Victoria Shopping Centre 9 1969. 118:Victoria Shopping Centre 10 1969. 119:Alexander House Foundations 1970. 120:Alexander House 1970. 121:Bus Station 1970. 122:High Street 1 1970. 123:High Street 2 1970. 124:High Street & College 1970. 125 Municipal College 1970. 126:Alexander House & Queensway 1970. 127:Queensway 1970. 128:Supasave 1970. 129:Underpass Construction 1 1970. 130:Underpass Construction 2 1970. 131:Underpass Construction 3 1970. 132:Underpass Construction 4 1970. 133:Underpass Construction 5 1970. 134:Underpass Construction 6 1970. 135:Underpass Construction 7 1970. 136:Underpass Construction 8 1970. 137:Underpass Construction 9 1970. 138:Underpass Construction 10 1970. 139:Victoria Ave 1970. 140:Victoria Shopping Centre 1 1970. 141:Victoria Shopping Centre 2 1970. 142:Victoria Shopping Centre 3 1970. 143:Victoria Shopping Centre 4 1970. 144:Victoria Shopping Centre 5 1970. 145:Victoria Shopping Centre 6 1970. 146:Victoria Shopping Centre 7 1970. 147:Victoria Shopping Centre 8 1970. 148:Warrior Square Swimming Pool 1970. 149:Boating Lake, Pier Hill 1971. 150:Civic Centre 1 1971. 151:Civic Centre 2 1971.  152:Civic Centre 3 1971. 153:Municipal College 1 1971. 154:Municipal College 2 1971. 155:Municipal College 3 1971. 156:Peter Pans Playground 1 1971. 157:Peter Pans Playground 2 1971. 158:Peter Pans Playground 3 1971. 159:Peter Pans Playground 4 1971. 160:Peter Pans Playground 5 1971.  161:Pier Entrance 1 1971. 162:Pier Entrance 2 1971. 163:Pier Entrance 3 1971. 164:Pier Entrance 4 1971. 165:Pier Hill 1 1971. 166:Pier Hill 2 1971. 167:Pier Hill & Royal Terrace 1971. 168:Pier Hotel, Ritz & The Palace Hotel 1971. 169:The Ritz 1 1971. 170:The Ritz 2 1971. 171:Victoria Circus 1971. 172:High Street 1 1972. 173:High Street 2 1972. 174:Back of Keddies 1972. 175:Keddies 1972. 176:Alexander House 1973. 177:Barclays Bank High Street 1973. 178:Bus Station & Technical College 1973. 179:Dixons 1 1973. 180:Dixons 2 1973. 181:Dixons 3 1973. 182:Dixons 4 1973. 183:Kursaal 1973. 184:View Left Of Southend Shopping Centre 1973. 185:View Right Of Southend Shopping Centre 1973.  186:Victoria Shopping Centre 1973. 187:Victoria Avenue 1973. 188:Victoria Circus 1973. 189:Victoria Circus Shopping Centre 1973. 190:Victoria Railway Station 1973. 191:Health Centre 1974. 192:New Library 1974. 193:Odeon Cinema 1974. 194:Victoria Ave 1974. 195:Foreshore Offices Pier Approach 1976. 196:Pier Head 1 1976. 197:Pier Head 2 1976. 198:Pier Head 3 1976. 199:Pier Head 4 1976.  200:British Home Stores 1977. 201:Grand Pier Hotel & The Ritz Cinema 1977. 202:Grove Terrace 1 1977. 203:Grove Terrace 2 1977. 204:Grove Terrace 3 1977. 205:Grove Terrace & The Ritz Cinema 1977. 206:High Street 1 1977. 207:High Street 2 1977. 208:Royal Hotel 1 1977. 209:Royal Hotel 2 1977. 210:The Ritz Cinema 1977. 211:Southchurch, Queensway Underpass 1977. 212:The Ritz Cinema 1977. 213:Top Of Pier Hill 1977. 214:Pier Hill 1977. 215:Victoria Shopping Centre 1981.


Sea of  Change - Southend 2000 Onwards Photos/Pictures of Southend-on-Sea

01:Adventure Island 1. 02:Adventure Island 2. 03:Adventure Island 3. 04:Alexander House 1. 05:Alexander House 2. 06:Alexander House/Victoria Circus. 07:Kursaal. 08:Kursaal Dome. 09:London Road/High Street. 10:Odeon Cinema. 11:Old B and Q Site/Queensway. 12:Queensway. 13:Seafront 1. 14:Seafront 2. 15:Seafront 3. 16:Statue The Reunion/Victoria Circus. 17:University Accommodation Complex. 18:Victoria Avenue 1. 19:Victoria Avenue 2. 20:Victoria Avenue 3. 21:Victoria Avenue 4. 22:Victoria Circus 1. 23:Victoria Circus 2. 24:Victoria Circus 3. 25:Victoria Circus 4. 26:Victoria Circus 5. 27:Victoria Circus 6. 28:Victoria Circus/High Street. 29:Victoria Circus/Queensway 1. 30:Victoria Circus/Queensway 2. 31:Victoria Plaza Shopping Centre. 32:Victoria Plaza Shopping Centre/Queensway. 33:Victoria Railway Station 1. 34:Victoria Railway Station 2. 35:W.H.Smiths/Victoria Circus.

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