EPW036727 ENGLAND (1931). The Eastern Esplanade Bathing Pool, housing surrounding Chelsea Avenue and Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea, 1931

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Title [EPW036727] The Eastern Esplanade Bathing Pool, housing surrounding Chelsea Avenue and Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea, 1931
Reference EPW036727
Date September-1931
Link
Place name SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 589899, 184890
Longitude / Latitude 0.73811724892968, 51.530454419076
National Grid Reference TQ899849

Pins

Picture of Club members in their and the clubs first season

Robert Abrahams
Sunday 15th of November 2015 04:45:11 PM
Southchurch Park Bowling Club & Pavilion founded in 1931

Robert Abrahams
Sunday 15th of November 2015 04:29:49 PM
Huntingdon Road, about where the parents of the singer and actress Eira Heath would have their house in 1939, and post- WW2

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:24:30 PM
Northumberland Crescent all along North edge of Park, from Kensington road to Lifstan Way

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:22:54 PM
By the late 1950's this seawater bathing pool was semi-derelict. There were simply not enough London holidaymakers coming to the town any longer, and coming so far east to the beaches of Thorpe Bay, to make it worthwhile for the Corporation to keep the pool open.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:20:47 PM
The corner of one of the two Tennis hard courts

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:18:15 PM
2nd Sports Pavilion - in the 1930's this one was a typical clapboard structure of Essex rural construction but with a 1st floor roofed verandah so that spectators could watch in comfort from two levels at the same time

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:16:36 PM
One of two waterfowl "houses" this end of the lake.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:14:14 PM
Main Sports Pavilion.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:13:20 PM
Aviary, which included waterfowl

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:12:09 PM
Park Keepers House, with a large Tea Room attached.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:11:25 PM
Tennis Club, with changing rooms, and grass courts in front of it to the south.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:10:13 PM
Bowls Club and Green

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:09:18 PM
I would be grateful if you would amend the pin comment to state, Southchurch Parks Bowls Club founded in 1931. In the picture is the Club Pavilion.

Robert Abrahams
Sunday 15th of November 2015 04:28:33 PM
This shop was a Chemists.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:08:37 PM
Southchurch Park, which had the hour-glass shaped boating lake, tennis courts, a Tennis Club and the Bowls Club already, as well as the best cricket and football pitches in the area.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:07:44 PM
Eastern Esplanade

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:05:51 PM
Ambleside Drive, backing onto the LMS Railway Line to Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:05:12 PM
Brunswick Road

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:04:14 PM
Sandringham Road

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:03:46 PM
Woodgrange Drive

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:02:13 PM
This road will be extended Northwards, named Lifstan Way, and by 1939 will run all the way up past the Railway [location shown by the horizontal line of houses at the top of the image] to join with Southchurch Road.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:01:30 PM
This is where my parent's House would be built in 1933 - "Memel", 11 Marlborough Road. - where I grew up. And by 1939 this garden suburb development had gone all the way to the RHS of the image, in line with the Eastern edge of the Southchurch Park, a new road which would be named Lifstan Way.

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 12:58:48 PM

User Comment Contributions

I grew up in this area, my parents lived in Marlborough Road, and I spent many happy hours playing in Southchurch Park; - and that's why I've added so many pins, "before all memories fade" for the guidance and interest of future researchers. Bargee1937

bargee1937
Sunday 5th of April 2015 01:27:40 PM