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South End, Essex - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

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South End, Essex - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

Southend-on-Sea commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a seaside resort town in Essex.  It is home to the longest leisure pier in the world, Southend Pier.

Originally the "south end" of the village of Prittlewell, Southend was home to a few poor fisherman huts and farms that lay at the southern extremity of Prittlewell Priory land. 

Due to the bad transportation links between Southend and London, there was not rapid development during the Georgian Era like Brighton. It was the coming of the railways in the 19th Century and the visit of Princess Caroline that Southend's status of a Seaside resort grew. During the 19th century Southend's pier was first constructed and the Clifftown development built, attracting many tourists in the summer months to its seven miles of beaches and bathing in the sea.

Southend became  the Home of the Access (credit card) due to it having one of the UK's first electronic telephone exchanges


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