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Local History Helpsheets: Maps & Book Collections

Monday, 25th January 2016


If you live in Southend, work here, or simply visit for the shopping and the sea breezes, why not learn more about the fascinating history of the town?

Our Local History section is located on the first floor, where our huge range of resources are just waiting to be mined by the historian in you!

‘Who first lived in my house?’

‘Where did the bombs drop in Southend?’

‘What were the headlines on the day I was born?’

If such questions have ever crossed your mind, visit The Forum to begin your investigations! Do not be deterred if your interests lie outside of Southend, our collection also covers surrounding towns.

Our useful factsheets give you more details of the collection and how you can use it.  Find the last two to download below.

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