I was born and brought up in Southend on Sea, Essex and love the area. This area of Essex has a varied and interesting history from all eras. I have come to love finding out about my local area and the origins of the land which the towns have been built on.

This category focuses on Essex and its history, the local buildings, the people from its past and the events which help shape it.

If you want to learn more about Essex or even want to share your knowledge of the area please message me on my contact page. I would love to hear from you.

Prittlewell Priory, Southend on Sea. (c) Laura Adkins