Southend-on-Sea in old picture postcards

Southend-on-Sea in old picture postcards

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:   Stephen Pewsey
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Provincie
:   Essex
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:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-6195-4
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29 Pleasure Boats along the Golden Mile.

In 1 91 2, there were three hundred licensed watermen plying their trade, more than in any other resort in the country. During the First World War, the sails of these boats were commandeered for the war effort, but the old salts were undaunted; they anchored long lines out to sea and hand-hauled their boats and passen gers out to sea and back.

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~he Olf) E:own anolJeach jrom file pier.

30 The Golden Mlle.

Crowds pack the beach in this viewofabout 1950.Boats line the foreshore, and in the distance the Corporation loading pier and the Gasworks jetty can both be seen.

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3 1 The Golden Mlle.

Another aerial view about 1950.The boating lake, busy with small vessels, is in the foreground, while the Gasworks looms in the distanee. Southend Gas Light & Coke Co. was established in 1854 and began producing gas for the town soon after on the Eastern Esplanade site, whieh formerly was the loeation for Southend's first purpose-built theatre, Trotter's Theatre, built in 1804 and demolished in 1859.

THE FRONT AND PLEASUR.f BOATS. SOUTHEN~ON-SEA.

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32 View from Southend Beach, 1908.

This tranquil scene will remind residents and visitors alike of the lovely views from the beaches of Southend, though alocal wise saying has it that if Kent can be seen, it's about to rain, and if Kent

can't be seen, then it is raining!

33 The Marine Lake.

This area east of the Pier was originally a harbour, until the land on bath sides of the Pier was reclaimed in 1931. The boating lake was converted into a water flume adventure ride in 199 S. Behind, the Olympia amusement arcade (now known as 'Mr. B's') can be seen, one of the first of the large-scale arcades. Beyond The Palace Hotellooms over Pier Hill, which is more properly called Royal Hill,

34 The Golden Hind.

This replica was built 19471948 and houses aChamber of Horrors. It stands in a basin originally built in 1901 for a water chute, though this closed in 1904. Between the wars, the basin was a swimming pool and a boating lake.

tHE -GOLDEN HINO'- !>OUIHEND-ON.SEA.

35 West of the Pier.

This view shows the area to the west of the Pier, before the Sunken Garden - now Peter Pan's Playground - was built in 1 93 1 . The Palace Hotel dominates the skyline.

PIER 8UILDINGS AND ESPLANADE FROM THE SEA, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA.

36 The Sunken Garden ahout 1935.

Virtually the same view as in the previous postcard, but taken after 1 93 1 , when the land had been reclaimed to form the Sunken Garden. The cupolas of the original Pier entrance buildings can be seen below the Palace Hotel.

37 The Palace Hotel.

This hotel, onee Southend's only five-star hotel, was opened in 1904 as the Metropole. During the First World War it was eonverted into a naval hospital.

'ÓUEEN MARVS RGYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL. SOUTHENO·Ot-j-SE:A.

38 The Sunken Gardens about 1938.

Here the Sunken Gardens are seen from the Pier.

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