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A History Of The Kursaal Southend On Sea


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Among the many side shows and stalls that were such a feature of the Marine Park and Kursaal was the Pot-Em stall, seen here probably shortly before the First World War.

Although the main entrance to the Kursaal was via the “vestibule” below George Sherrin’s dome, there was also a separate entrance to the “Gardens”. 

A plan of the Kursaal grounds in 1920.

Compare this aerial photograph of the Kursaal (about 1920) with the plan. One of the most prominent of the “rides” is the Aerial Flight. Notice also the plot of land to the right; this was to become the home of Southend United Football Club until 1934.

Aerial photograph of Southend United Football Club 1919 - 1934.

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