Southend Timeline

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New Honorary Freeman - Sir Edward (Teddy) Macmillan Taylor on 30th September 2004 was awarded the town's honorary freedom.  For his dedicated service as MP for Southend East.

First Major Final Ever - March 2004 saw a mass movement west towards Cardiff for the Southend populace.  For their first final, who else should they meet but the seaside town rival Blackpool. Although, Southend lose 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium.  this was a momentous step in the history of the club.  Here is the Southend team: Flahavan; Jupp, Cort, Warren, Wilson (Bramble 63); Pettefer, Hunt, Maher, Gower (Jenkins 85); Constantine, Broughton.
Subs: Emberson (g), McSweeney, Stuart.

Recycling local money locally – Southend chief executive Rob Tinlin is concerned with getting the council to utilise more businesses in the SS postal districtNew Town Clerk - George Krawiec stepped down this year as the Town Clerk to take over the same role at North-East Lincolnshire Council having held the reigns since 1997.  Moving into the vacant position in Southend came Rob Tinlin who came from Northamptonshire.

College Opens Doors - September 2004 and a new term swings into action in the incredible new South East Essex College.  The modern architecture is taking ther breath away of anyone entering the doors.  As the building went up the design externally could be benefitted by all for many months with curiosity abound at the greenhouse effect to one side of the building.

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Essex FM leave Clifftown Road in Southend to new studios in Chelmsford.

Shoeburyness Hotel Closes

This sizeable building just outside the barracks entrance at the end of the High Street pulled it's last pint in 2004.  The hotel had notoriety towards being one of the most haunted licensed premises in the UK.  The property has been sanctioned for residential development and awaits the bulldozers


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750th Anniversary - St Mary the Virgin Church, North Shoebury celebrated the 750th anniversary, in 2004, of the first recorded rector of North Shoebury, Peter de Hadam.  The church held special celebrations of its historic role in the local community.


HCR Improvements Complete Urban Utopia, Hamlet Court Road- It took a while, plenty of inconvenience for both traders and customers alike.  But 2004 saw the grand completion of the 500 metres of Hamlet Corut Road.  A mammoth makeover from new road surface, to lampposts, paving, planters, CCTV plus loads more.  The end result was refreshing for the road and timing was just right.

Judo Formally Arrives - John Horrocks a judo coach at Island judo club in Canvey, and Pascal Knappen an ex Dutch international and past gold medal winner of the Dutch open, the highest competition in Holland, brought judo to Southend formally in January to enhance the competitive side of the sport in the town.

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