Southend-on-Sea

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opening play

Players, who included a newcomer in the name of Dora Bryan, performed the opening play. In 1957 the Palace Theatre Club was created dedicated "to encourage interest in all aspects of living theatre and, in particular, the Palace Theatre". The Club still thrives today and helps fundraise to keep the Palace open. Over several years, a number of other companies held the lease of the theatre and in 1965 Alexander Bridge was the tenant followed by Ray Cooney. As a result in 1970


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, campaigner * Peggy Mount, actress * Tris Vonna Michell, artist * Dicky Moore, singer songwriter, guitarist in Scritti Politti * Maajid Nawaz, former Islamist activist who now campaigns against extremism * Bob Parr (Bob Parr (producer)), multi Emmy Award-winning television producer * Annabel Port, broadcaster * Spencer Prior, footballer * Lara Pulver, actress * Rachel Riley, Countdown co-presenter * Joy Sarney, singer * Simon Schama, historian


early attempt

; An early attempt to intercept an airship with a shipborne aircraft takes place in the North Sea when the Royal Navy seaplane tender tries to launch a Royal Naval Air Service Sopwith seaplane to attack a German Zeppelin sighted low on the horizon at a range of 70 nautical miles (130 km). The attempt fails when the launching platform collapses, and the unmolested Zeppelin goes on to bomb four surfaced British submarines – without damaging


music history

of The Horrors * Michael Wilding (Michael Wilding (actor)), actor *


shows plays

of Essex. It replaced the former Farringdon Multi Story Car Park. The old Central Library builidng has now become home to the Beecroft Gallery. Theatres There are three theatres. The Cliffs Pavilion is a large building to host concerts and performances on ice. The Edwardian Palace Theatre (Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea) is a grade II building built in 1912. It shows plays from professional troupes and repertory groups, as well as comedy acts. The theatre has two circles and the steepest


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1883 and 30 September 1885 the line also served stations from Ealing Broadway (Ealing Broadway station) to Windsor (Windsor, Berkshire), running on the Great Western Main Line. National Rail destinations Liverpool Street serves destinations in the East of England including Stansted airport (London Stansted Airport), Cambridge, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Essex Braintree


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to Oxford, '''Southend Victoria''' is one of two major railway stations in the town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. The station is the terminus of the Shenfield to Southend Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Most services operate to and from London Liverpool Street (London Liverpool Street station) and are operated by Greater Anglia.


fast main

Anglia. Fast main line services operate from Liverpool Street to Shenfield and, to a lesser extent, Ingatestone while Brentwood is served by a high frequency but slower stopping service. Shenfield is the intended eastern terminus of the Crossrail project which will see through trains to Maidenhead via Central London. Initial construction Construction of the line was authorised by Parliament on 17 June 1852.


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on the Southend Shakedown Festival events An airshow, dubbed ''Festival of the Air'' in 2009, use to place each May. Starting in 1986 – the first show starred a Concorde flypast whilst on a passenger charter flight – the show was one of Europe's largest free airshows and features high-speed military jets and sports aerobatic displays, which fly over the sea, parallel with the seafront. The RAF Falcons parachute display team and RAF Red Arrows jet aerobatics team were regular visitors to the show. Airshow website (Retrieved 2 June 2009) The show has not been run since 2012 due to lack of sponsorship. Each August Southend Carnival opens along the "Golden Mile" with the lighting of the Southend Illuminations. The Southend-on-Sea Film Festival is an annual event that began in 2009 and is run by The White Bus who are based at TAP, Old Water Works in Southend. Ray Winstone attended the opening night gala in both 2010 and 2011, and has become the Festival Patron. films shown are a combination of world cinema, independent cinema, documentaries, children's films, sing-a-longs, popular classics, and British noir. The Festival usually takes place over 5 days in spring, at the Palace Theatre, Park Inn Palace Hotel, and the Southend Central Museum and Planetarium. Fringe events including musical performances take place at a variety of locations in Southend. Folk Festival is a three-day event each summer in Old Leigh, featuring live music by the sea. Leigh on Sea Fishing Festival is held in Old Leigh and is organised by local fishermen. It provides an opportunity to see the port in action and taste the local catch. Old Leigh Regatta was re-established in the 1970s and takes place every September. '''Southend Victoria''' is one of two major railway stations in the town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. The station is the terminus of the Shenfield to Southend Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Most services operate to and from London Liverpool Street (London Liverpool Street station) and are operated by Greater Anglia.


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limit. On 19 December that year, at Southend Crown Court, http: www.arsenal.com article.asp?thisNav News&article 492960 he was imprisoned for four months (being freed after half of his sentence on 15 February 1991) but after being released, his alcoholism continued and he was involved in further alcohol-related incidents, including playing through a match during the 1993–94 season (1993–94 in English football) despite being drunk, falling down stairs and needing 29 stitches to a head wound when drunk, and letting off fire extinguishers and firing a flare gun into a disabled lavatory with team-mate Ray Parlour at Pizza Hut in Hornchurch, Essex where they were being taunted by supporters of rival clubs. History The District line was built by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) and opened in stages from 1868. The MDR was later bought by Charles Yerkes, forming part of the "Underground" group (Underground Electric Railways Company of London) until it was nationalised (nationalization) in the 1930s. It had branches to Uxbridge (Uxbridge tube station) and Hounslow West (Hounslow West tube station), but both are now operated by the Piccadilly line. Eastbound services ran as far as the seaside town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex from 1 June 1910 and to Shoeburyness from 1911, until 30 September 1939 (now part of the London, Tilbury and Southend railway). Between 1 March 1883 and 30 September 1885 the line also served stations from Ealing Broadway (Ealing Broadway station) to Windsor (Windsor, Berkshire), running on the Great Western Main Line. National Rail destinations Liverpool Street serves destinations in the East of England including Stansted airport (London Stansted Airport), Cambridge, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree (Braintree, Essex), Southend airport (London Southend Airport), Southend-on-Sea and the port of Harwich, as well as many suburban stations in north-eastern London, Essex and Hertfordshire. It is one of the busiest commuter stations in London. A daily express train to Harwich connects with the ferry from Harwich to Hoek van Holland, forming the Dutchflyer service. About this time, the Stanshall family moved to the Essex coastal town of Leigh-on-Sea. Stanshall managed to earn some money doing various odd jobs at the Kursaal fun fair in nearby Southend-on-Sea. These included working as a bingo (bingo (card game)) caller and spending the winter painting the fairground attractions. To put aside enough money to get himself through art school (his father having refused to fund it), Stanshall spent a year in the merchant navy (British Merchant Navy), where he made a very bad waiter, but a great teller of tall tales. '''c2c''' is a British train operating company, part of the National Express Group. It provides passenger rail services on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line from Fenchurch Street railway station in the City of London to east London and along the northern Thames Gateway area of southern Essex, including Basildon, Chafford Hundred (for Lakeside Shopping Centre), Tilbury and Southend-on-Sea. This route was called the ''Thameside'' franchise, renamed the ''Essex Thameside'' franchise (Rail franchising in Great Britain) in 2009. '''Southend Victoria''' is one of two major railway stations in the town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. The station is the terminus of the Shenfield to Southend Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Most services operate to and from London Liverpool Street (London Liverpool Street station) and are operated by Greater Anglia.

Southend-on-Sea

'''Southend-on-Sea''' ( north of the town centre.

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