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Did you know that at 1.34 miles Southend Pier is the longest in the world? The original wooden version was begun in 1829; erection of the metal replacement (the creation of the same designer as that at Southport ) started in 1887. Perhaps its noblest hour was not as a pleasure spot but when it became HMS Westcliff taken over by the Navy during WWII to act as a point of departure for convoys.

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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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