Sorry about the recent lack of updates to the website.
This is due to ongoing ill health which I am finding hard to recover from,
As the Southend Timeline is a “one man band” (I am the only one who runs the site) I felt I needed to take a rest from it and concentrate my getting myself better.
I am feeling a little bit better now so am getting back into updating the diary and a number of new feature articles, the diary should be updated over this weekend with a new feature article coming soon.
I hope you all continue to enjoy and visit the timeline for all this relating to Southend’s history.
All the best
Please note that the current site builder that this website is built on is to be updated by the host, whilst this should not see any down time there might be issues with the change of template and layout, I will tackle any issues once the changeover is complete but with over 1000 pages it will take sometime.
The Southend Timeline takes a look back at the fascinating history of Southend-on-Sea. Designed as a 'discover and explore' website, the more you click the more you discover. You can travel in time from yesterday to the earliest of years of the town. If you lived in Southend or used to visit on your holidays why not spend some time to reminisce, check facts, or enjoy the longer features that will surprise you about the history of this small corner of Eastern England.
Southend Timeline Update: The 2016 diary has been updated up until the end of July. (Thursday 1st September)
Southend Timeline Update: Palmeira Towers Hotel A look at one of the historic hotels that once sat on the seafront (Friday 6th May)
Southend Timeline Updates: Esplanades on Sea A look at the evolution of the Esplanades (Friday 1st January 2015)
Southend Timeline Update: Documents of War A look at the Documents issued during WW2 held by the Southend Timeline (Sunday 1st November)
Southend Timeline Update: Opening Day A look at opening day programmes (Thursday 2nd July)
The Estuary Festival 2016 kicks off on Saturday17th September, what follows for the following 16 days is a whole range of Art, Music, Literature and Film.
From Pop Up Museums to Walking Tours and even Boat and Vintage Bus trips, all in all something for everyone.
Further details can be fond on the official Estuary Festival website:
You can read all the comments left by people visiting the Sarfend Visitors Book by clicking on the link below which will take you to the dedicated website.
With Thanks to:
Dave, Ruth and all the volunteers at the Southend RNLI Lifeboat Shop.