Leigh-on-Sea (1)

Romilly wanted to see the sea, so we took the train from Limehouse (change at Barking) to Leigh-on-Sea, what remains of a small fishing village on the western outskirts of Southend.   It’s a place of pubs and boats and views across the water to Sheerness:-

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We walked along the seafront, through the more genteel Chalkwell, to Westcliff-on-Sea, with its cafés fronting onto the Esplanade:-

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Southend has a funfair:-

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The longest pier in the world:-

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And Royal Terrace, built in the 1790s as part of the New Town and so called after Queen Caroline’s visit in 1803:-

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How pleased we were to make it to Southend Station:-

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3 thoughts on “Leigh-on-Sea (1)

  1. Victoria White says:

    I did that same walk many years ago, and your photos bring back happy memories. There used to be quite a few stalls near the beginning part selling cockles and whelks in little pots. Glad you had nice weather.

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