For this month's competition Win 2 x bottles of local gin from Pigs Bay Distillery, Leigh Shore Gin (seaweed and samphire), Pier Gin (strawberry and cream) and two miniature bottles from their new drinks rank visit www.pigsbay.co.uk
John Lee has written the book “A Grateful Nation Soon Forgot”. It is about Naval Control Service (NCS) operations in Southend 1939 – 1945. “Here at the gateway to the River Thames came together more merchant ships’ Masters and the greatest number of convoys sailed than ever in the history of the world”. 84,297 ships sailed from the end of Southend Pier in convoys.
Since the last-minute decision was made to cut the Number 26 bus leading up to Good Friday, more and more residents have contacted me regarding their difficulties journeying to hospital, highstreets, and community hubs. To put my reaction in printable terms – I was livid!
The Town Centre Team was formed in 2019 to focus on the area from the top of the High Street and adjacent streets, including Warrior Square, down to the seafront and along Marine Parade.
As the evenings get longer, its lovely to have a quick supper. Spinach, cream cheese and tomato quiche are lovely and it’s a healthy option. Enjoy!
In fact, Flaming June is the title of Sir Frederic Leighton’s 1895 painting of a woman in an orange dress sleeping. At the time it was hugely popular but quite how the picture became the misleading catchphrase for June weather remains a mystery.
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