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Jack and Herbert Gillingham: Civilian War Dead

Edward Jack Gillingham 1902-1940, works labourer and war reserve constable of Southend on Sea, Essex.

Herbert Stanley Gillingham 1906-1941, plasterer, of Ilford, Essex.

Brothers, and my cousins three times removed. 882 more words


Joseph Leonard Downing: Another Bigamist Ancestor

Joseph Leonard Downing 1888-1961

Boot maker of Southend, London, Dover and Reading, and my third great grandfather.

Joseph is a relative that I still have many unanswered questions about – so you may find this post resurfaces in future with some updates. 912 more words


Voices from our oral history project: Sir Teddy Taylor

Last month we were sad to hear the news of campaigning backbencher Sir Teddy Taylor’s death. In this blog we look back on his life with extracts from our… 690 more words

20th Century History

Portrait Painting in Exhibition

Only 2 weeks left to visit the art exhibition called “100% Southend” at the new Southend arts venue, called Twenty One. It’s been a big success with lots of visitors all summer. 170 more words

Cat Print

My screen-printed fabrics are still very popular even though I now produce many of my fabrics digitally. Today a new customer in Glasgow, Scotland ordered a paisley cats cushions. 168 more words

Owen's Bagel & Deli

The next stop on the reuben adventure took us to something unique, a bagel reuben (reubagel?). Owen’s in South End boasts a very broad menu for a bagel shop, with all types and cuts of meat and toppings put between their bagels. 335 more words


Thames Estuary Path Review: Part One (Thameside Nature Park - Pitsea)

One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is going on walks that take me away from the busy towns and into the beautiful countryside. 455 more words