Posts Tagged ‘ Southend Pier ’

Visit England’s Hall of Fame

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

There are just another ten days to go if you want to submit entries for Visit England’s Hall of Fame. And so far there have been some tremendous suggestions so Just about Travel thought it would share some with you. Remember you get the chance to vote on which should actually enter the Hall of Fame when the shortlist opens for voting on April 23rd.



The Fall and Rise of the Pier

Sep 9th, 2011 | By

You might remember that as many of our piers as possible were encouraged to hold parties last March, to celebrate British Tourism Week. Coming on top of the disastrous fire on Hastings Pier, it helped to remind us of the role piers have played in our seaside past



On Sea at Southend

Apr 14th, 2010 | By

Traditionally one of the areas that Londoners headed to on bank holiday weekends was Southend. It never seemed to be called by its proper name, Southend-on-Sea. It was just Southend, that place with the longest pier and near the end of the Fenchurch Street railway line. Today, I think of it as one of those seaside resorts that has seen better days. Which could be very unfair because I haven’t been there for over twenty years.
What brought it to mind was a new campaign that the local council has just launched to get us to go there. Calling it the “on Sea” campaign they are using the towns proper name to draw attention to all the attractions in and near the town