Southend Timeline

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A Mayor is Born - Thomas Dowsett was born, later to become a significant part of Southend's history by being the first persoin to where the Town's Mayoral Chain.  His family later would give to the peopke of the town Southchurch Hall and Gardens.

Small Town Fun - Southend in the early part of the 19th Century was relatively small compared to other south coast seasdie towns.  By 1837 Brighton had reached a population of 40,000; whereas Margate from 1831 had 10,000 while Southend including Milton and Prittlewell could only muster 2,266 inhabitants.


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