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Books describing the changes in Westcliff over the past 100 years or so.

Previews of local authors' books eg Laura O'Connor's memoir of her school days in the early 1960s 'When I Was In Juniors'

New interviews with local people on the history of their family or business 

New Audio Tour of Hamlet Court Road -coming soon

Hamlet Court Road Westcliff-on-Sea

Carol Edward's latest publication

Our Town Remembered Southend-on-Sea 


This book includes sixteen references to the development of Westcliff-on-Sea over the last 100 years or so.

As if she's not busy enough already, Carol's now started work on a book solely dedicated to the history of WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA !


If you have some interesting stories and photos about the people, events or buildings of Westcliff-on-Sea please let her know by writing to:

“When I Was In Juniors'' 
(WIWIJ) by Laura O'Connor

A Memoir of Childhood 1959-63

"Are you fed up with memoirs of child-hood that are all doom & gloom?

Here, for a change, is a book of happy memories, from a local woman who grew up living over a shop in Hamlet Court Road in a family with not much money but plenty of love and laughter.


It's intended for teenagers who might be
interested in their grandparents' child-hood era, but would be full of reminiscences for those grandparents themselves."

300 pages, many in colour £12.99

ISBN No 978-1-915292-85-8

WIWIJ by Laura O'Connor Front Cover
WIWIJ by Laura O'Connor Back Cover

Where you can buy this book

This book will be on sale at the Christmas Fayre Sunday 20th November 2022

The author can be available at The Haven Community Hub at other times.

Thank you

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