Seafront Aerial View

Pre 1953

Now known as Concord Beach with the 'old pool'
Map of the area c1932
In the centre the very distinctive building in Sprundel Ave which is still standing today as can be seen in the photo below.
The Pavilion Cafe at the bottom of May Avenue where the Windjammer is today
The crowded beach at the pool and just look at those cars

Not sure of the year but definitely pre 1953 and going by the cars probably much earlier. The map is date c1932 so the photo is after that but before 53.

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  • The distinctive building at Sprundel Ave/May Avenue is where an old schoolmate, David Edson, used to live. He used to give me a lift to Southend when we were training to be bus conductors at Hadleigh depot. The small wooden booth in the bottom left hand corner of the cafĂ© car park is where I used to sell ice-creams in the school summer holidays.

    By Mick Thickbroom (19/01/2020)

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