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The Secret History of Southend-on-Sea

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The Secret History of Southend offers the reader an off-the-beaten-track tour of the city’s landmarks and streets, revealing the forgotten stories of Southend – its people, its visitors, its history, its streets and its buildings.

This book is filled with hundreds of little-known facts and historical anecdotes. From the arrival of the ‘Brides in the Bath’ murderer to the famous mountaineer who liked to live at the top of his building, this book will amuse, fascinate and inform all lovers of the area. Southend may not be an ancient town, but it is the largest in Essex, and has a history that may surprise residents and visitors alike. This delightful book delves deeper, bringing history and landscape to life.

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