The name Southend refers to the “South end of Prittlewell” – Prittlewell was the original settlement, getting a mention in the Domesday Book. Southend started to become a recognised name in the 18th century, as a “bathing town”.
Why is it called Southend?
In 1907, campaigners - led by a local businessman - proposed a name change of the town from Southend-on-Sea to Thamesmouth. The name makes sense, with the town situated at the mouth of the River Thames. And it was a known suffix to many other seaside towns.
What celebrities live in Southend-on-Sea?
Five famous people you might not have realised come from SouthendNATHALIE EMMANUEL. Any Game of Thrones fan will instantly recognise the stunning Nathalie Emmanuel. RICHARD HAYDN. If youve ever seen The Sound of Music (and who hasnt?) TREVOR BAILEY. JOHN LLOYD.23 May 2020
Whats it like to live in Southend-on-Sea?
In general, most of Southend-on-Sea is fairly safe. There are crime hot-spots, mostly around the town centre and some of the more deprived neighbourhoods; on the whole, though, the town is not a dangerous place to live. The proximity of London Southend Airport means that road and rail connections are excellent.
Is Southend-on-Sea bad?
Southend-on-Sea is the most dangerous city in Essex, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Essexs 319 towns, villages, and cities. The most common crimes in Southend-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 8,744 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47.
Who is the most famous person from Essex?
Rupert Grint. (Image: Jeff Spicer) Harry Judd. Mcfly drummer Harry Judd was born and raised here in Essex. Anne-Marie. (Image: Brentwood Gazette) Dame Maggie Smith. (Image: 2Trom News Group) Daniel Mays. (Image: Ian West/PA Wire) Nathalie Emmanuel. (Image: FilmMagic/Coppola) Nick Frost. Sir Alastair Cook.More items •8 Jul 2020
Who are F celebrities?
CelebritiesAli Fedotowsky.America Ferrera.Andrew Firestone.Anna Faris.Ben Flajnik.Bethenny Frankel.Caleb Followill.Calista Flockhart.More items