Category Archives: History

Reprinted railway posters available on eBay

Stunning, aren’t they? eBay operators Rodstar Posters is selling a range of prints of prints of old railway company advertising posters, many of them featuring coastal, seaside and maritime themes, along with many others. If only there were more empty walls in our house, I’d happily invest in quite a few!

My thanks to Malcolm Woods foor the tipoff!

Old images of barges and Southend Pier

My thanks to Malcolm Woods, who found this poster from 1915 posted on this New Zealand-based world transport website.

The photo below from The Barge Blog of the pierhead in the old days before the fire good too. Go to the weblog to read about it.

The barge connection? well you can just spot some spars at the left hand side of the shot…

The restoration of the sailing barge Ena on telly

My thanks to Chris Brady for this one – though it is old and I gather the Ena is again in need of work. Read about Ena here and here.

PS – Martin Phillips has sent news of Ena’s condition now – see it in the comments below.