Tag: Modern

By Liam Heatherson

Shoeburyness Poppy Wave

It’s the final two weeks of the Poppy Wave sculpture in Shoeburyness and we decided to take a look before the wave of poppies move onto it’s next location in Plymouth. Shoeburyness was chosen to host ‘Wave’ due to the efforts of the town during the First World War. The Garrison provided crucial training for…

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By Liam Heatherson

Canvey 2000 Seafront Project

‘Canvey 2000’ was an attempt to rejuvenate Canvey Island’s seafront in 1997, hoping to restore it to reflect some of the glory as a tourist resort, centred around Thorney bay holiday camp and beach, which it had seen from the 1900s up until the 1980s. It saw some success and definitely revitalised the seafront into…

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By Liam Heatherson

Secrets of Lakeside Shopping Centre

Pictured above is the planned lake hotel artist’s impression, original pre-2005 Lakeside logo, the new Intu facade c.2013, and construction of the centre c.1993. Although this article is a dramatic change to the usual content of Beyond the Point, I hope it will be of interest. Whilst not necessarily of historic focus, this article will investigate…

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By Liam Heatherson

London Gateway Container Port

DP (Dubai Ports) World began to construct a huge shipping container port over the site of the Shell Haven oil refinery in around roughly 2010, first opening in November 2013 although with most of the site remaining under continual construction. When the refinery land was first remedied for construction of the port, works involved covering…

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By Liam Heatherson

The National Archives

When we visited the Houses of Parliament last year for the launch of the campaign ‘Archive Awareness’ we were fortunate to meet Clem Brohier who works for the National Archives. Clem invited us for an exclusive tour of the National Archives, and now that we have both finished college for the summer, we headed up…

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By Joe Mander

The Gherkin Inside Glimpse

This is one of our most memorable visits since we have started Beyond the Point. Liam and I were given exclusive access to the very top of one of Europe’s most icon landmarks, the Gherkin. Situated in the financial district of London, we were only 30 seconds away from the Lloyds building. Norman Foster, of the Foster…

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By Joe Mander

Southend Airport

Courtesy & copyright of Southend Airport Today, the airport is an expanding hub however the airport has quite a history. In the 1960’s it was the third busiest airport in the UK and remained so until the 1970’s when Stansted Airport took over the title. Located between Rochford and Southend, it has a six thousand…

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