Nestled on the South East Essex coast lies the popular seaside town of Southend on Sea. This fabulous coastal resort has seen a lot down through the years. It started out life as a collection of ramshackle huts and farms ecking out an existence at the mouth of the Thames where it joins the English Channel. It probably would have happily stayed that way but when a local landowner Daniel Scatton sold land to build a Grand Hotel the course of the town was forever changed. The Grand Hotel was opened in 1794 with a view to accepting local Londoners looking for a day out or longer to take in the sea air. This was a theme that was to continue for centuries to come.
Modern Southend has all the amenities that you would expect. Blocked Drains Southend are no problem for its residents with such excellent coverage. Back in the start of Southend’s rise the town was serviced by Stagecoach. This bouncy, painful way to get around was not the popular choice. Brighton was serviced by the railway and as soon as Southend got the link the future of its success was assured.
To cement it’s fame and fortune Princess Caroline of Brunswick turned up by train. Such a popular figure was guaranteed to bring in the visitors. The main reason that they came was to take in the sea air that was thought to be beneficial for one’s health. To make sure they got it a mile long pier was built. It is still in use today.