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Southend United football ground at The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea, 1928
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Title Southend United football ground at The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea, 1928
Image reference EPW024877
Date 3rd October 1928
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Place name Southend-on-sea
Administrative area Southend-on-sea
Country England
Easting/Northing 589299, 185269

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    gBr
    Friday 25th July
    7:12pm
  • Southend United home ground 1919-34

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    gBr
    Friday 25th July
    5:48pm
  • Southchurch Hall school. Opened 1904. Became Southchurch Adult Community College 1981

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    68863345
    Monday 5th May
    4:46pm
  • Southchurch Hall c 14th century

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    68863345
    Monday 5th May
    4:41pm
  • St Erkenwald's church. Sir Walter Tapper. Constructed 1904-1910. Was Grade 2 listed but became Redundant to CoE 1978 and demolished 1995

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    68863345
    Monday 5th May
    4:40pm
  • Fairground

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    Triggy
    Friday 24th January
    9:15pm
  • From 1980 me and my family lived right on the corner of Arnold Ave and Berresford Road when the Kursaal Estate was still being finished. Many parts of the old Kursaal fair ground were still there and as kids will be kids we used to climb the fence and explore. I remember one warehouse that was filled to the roof with very old slot machines and and hundreds of boxes of old tokens. Think what all that stuff would be worth now OMG.
    THOSE WERE THE DAYS.

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    trixta
    Sunday 5th August
    8:36pm
  • Hi trixta and cj, thanks so much for sharing your childhood memories on the site. I find the fact that you both played with the old fair ground equipment at different points in time, some 30 years apart, incredibly striking. I am also pleased that the image helped you to remember your time pent in Southend as children. On a side note: In my introduction to my job role I said I was waiting for the first story of people marking the spot where they fell in love with their sweethearts - you have come remarkably close, cj! Thanks a lot.

    Sandra
    Britain from Above Activity Officer

    Sandra Brauer
    Friday 4th January
    1:10pm
  • I was one of those kids, but a bit earlier in time, about the 1950s. On the North side of the car park area the old Southend Lifeboat had been stored. You could climb up and get into the small cabin. Somebody had left some crabs in there and it did stink a bit. But I had my first kiss in there when playing "True, dare, kiss or promise." There was also stored some old fairground rides that were not in use. They were quite high (about 10 foot) and covered in large green tarpaulins. They were spaced about 3 feet apart an we used to jump from one to another across the gap. One day my friend who lived in Cheltenham Road fell down into the gap and broke his leg. We weren`t allowed in there any more.

    cj at southend
    Saturday 1st September
    8:18pm
  • As a Red Cross cadet in the mid 50's I did duties in the Kursaal first aid post which was in a Nissan Hut situated under the Water Chute,that's the pond just to the top left of the football ground. The shock of the boat hitting the water could be quite considerable. Broken and sprained ankles were quite common. That was where I saw my first Potts fracture.This is a particularly nasty fracture of the ankle,and required a visit to the Hospital.

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    Dc
    Friday 4th January
    12:55pm
  • Our family lived here in the 1950s behind the Kursaal car park. As children ( if we had been good) we would sit on the veranda in the height of summer and watch the queues of coaches going home at night. Most of the day trippers would be tipsy and although it was dark outside you could see by the interior coach lights the antics that the holiday makers got up to, dancing, fighting and other unmentionables! Great entertainment for us young ones. But most nights we would go to bed before the Kursaal closed and go to sleep to the sounds of the girls screams as they came down the toboggan. Great memories.

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    cj at southend
    Monday 2nd July
    9:24pm
  • 6 Woodgrange Drive

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    cj at southend
    Monday 2nd July
    9:10pm

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