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1875

Fire Fire - The Southend Fire Brigade was founded between 1875 and 1877; volunteers were called for and obtained through advertisement. 

Convent Arrives in Westcliff - On 2nd June the sisters of Notre Dame, a German order purchased a hotel (the Mitre) for £1,000.  They renamed it St Mary's Convent, although it would also provide services as an orphanage and school, it was not until 1910 however that this would evolve into what we all recognise as St Bernard's High School for girls.

 

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