epw024877 ENGLAND (1928). 
Southend United football ground at The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea, 1928


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    Title [EPW024877] Southend United football ground at The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea, 1928
    Reference EPW024877
    Date 3 October 1928
    Place name SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 589299,  185269
    Longitude / Latitude 0.72968029212845,  51.534060172349
    National Grid Reference TQ893853
    Image size (px)
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    User Comment Contributions

    Looking North
    gBr
    Friday 25th of July 2014 08:12:37 PM
    Southend United home ground 1919-34
    gBr
    Friday 25th of July 2014 06:48:15 PM
    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.

    trixta
    Friday 4th of January 2013 01:10:46 PM
    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 of September 2012 09:18:08 PM
    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

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    Sandra Brauer
    Friday 4th of January 2013 01:10:46 PM
    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.
    Dc
    Friday 4th of January 2013 12:55:16 PM
    Southend United 1928

    Paulie
    Wednesday 4th of July 2012 12:50:07 AM
    Hi Paulie, just a quick note to see if you know if this is Roots Hall as I can't seem yo make out Shakespeare Drive (which is where an ex girlfriend of mine's Dad lives and when i visited you could just make out the pitch from the back bedroom window),and when i went last year with Burton Albion you accessed the away terracing from Victoria Avenue into a big open area used for car and coach parking,that in this picture looks like where the funfair is situated but it is just there's no Shakespeare Drive? I had heard that Utd played At Roots hall before the war and during it was turned into an allotment but can't find out where they played during this period, unless they folded during the war?

    BrewerRamfan
    Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 11:22:04 PM
    BrewerRamFan I think they've had three different grounds.

    They moved to Roots Hall in the 1950s,this was taken at The Kursaal which was/is an amusement park.

    Paulie
    Wednesday 4th of July 2012 12:50:07 AM
    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.
    cj at southend
    Monday 2nd of July 2012 10:24:20 PM