The Pier, Southend-on-Sea, 1895Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
South Woodham Ferrers
A useful resource for finding out contiguous parishes (those parishes that are adjacent to a parish or location) is England Jurisdictions 1851 on familysearch.org.
Essex Standard Newspaper
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Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.