Thorpe Bay

Local History Walking

This group researches and walks around places of interest within Southend on Sea. Each member of the group is expected to take an active part in researching and leading walks in rotation. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.00am -12.00 noon.

Contact the leader John Everett if you are interested in joining, via the Contacts page.

March & April Meetings

Walks were held locally around Barling & central Southend. See photos.

October Meeting

October saw the first meeting of this group. Nine of us spent a pleasant morning at Gunners Park, Shoeburyness, enjoying our first walk as a group. We made our way to Barge Pier and Gog’s Berth and then followed the sea wall eastwards to look at the various gun and searchlight emplacements. We then walked past the Iron Age encampment into the former barracks and saw a number of military buildings including the hospital, the Garrison Church, the clock tower and the drill hall. We also examined the Memorial Cairn, erected in memory of the 7 killed in an accidental explosion in 1885.

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