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Southend's Google Street Maps - Now Live
Mar 11th, 2010 at 4:41pm
 
I can see my house from here!

Great way to see what Southend looked like in Summer 2009

http://www.sarfend.co.uk/southendnews/2010/03/google-streetmap-for-southend-goes...
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Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2010 at 7:09pm
 
Pinning the date down for Southend Streetview images which may help to see if you are in them or not.  Storm Nightclub in Elmer Way is promoting an event for Saturday 25th April 2009 in the doorway. Easter was the weekend of the 10th April. Also a big banner advertising 'Next is now open' is on the side of the Victorias, Next opened in March 2009.
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2010 at 11:38pm
 
Check out Eastern Esplanade opposite Esplanade House, somebody has been a naughty boy!

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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 12:16am
 
Just checked my home address. Using the street view I can actually see into my house through the windows; I'm sure this is not a very good idea although at least it appears as though we had spring cleaned !
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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 12:40am
 
Scary and ruddy marvellous all at the same time
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 9:50am
 
As you say Nigel - I've just had a look round all my old haunts and am a bit depressed about the way 'my' area has run down in the last 30 odd years.  But the picture quality is far better than the earlier versions.
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:07am
 
Nick wrote on Mar 11th, 2010 at 11:38pm:
Check out Eastern Esplanade opposite Esplanade House, somebody has been a naughty boy!




  Are you refering to the red escort and Mr Plod by any chance. Its quite surreal really. I had a shock when I looked at my place towards the roof then with one more zoom in I was at my street door.

   Very good technology, but as someone else said, a little scary too.
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Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:48pm
 
poman38 wrote on Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:07am:
  Are you refering to the red escort and Mr Plod by any chance.

 


Yep

The quality over the early street view is amazing.  Strange how Victoria Avenue was not done.
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Reply #8 - Mar 13th, 2010 at 12:11am
 
Nick wrote on Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:48pm:
Yep

The quality over the early street view is amazing.  Strange how Victoria Avenue was not done.


Couldn't have you seeing what everyone was up to in the civic centre!  Grin
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Reply #9 - Mar 13th, 2010 at 6:14pm
 
I managed to look in through the windows at the civic centre via Street View, I watched for about half an hour, it was only then I realised Street View is made up of stills. I thought I was watching a live webcam..... Tongue
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Reply #10 - Mar 13th, 2010 at 7:07pm
 
NigelT wrote on Mar 13th, 2010 at 6:14pm:
I managed to look in through the windows at the civic centre via Street View, I watched for about half an hour, it was only then I realised Street View is made up of stills. I thought I was watching a live webcam..... Tongue


Even if you were serious, it's an easy mistake to make. Nothing much happens there anyway as I'm sure you are alluding to..... Wink
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Reply #11 - Mar 14th, 2010 at 8:50am
 
scalyback wrote on Mar 13th, 2010 at 7:07pm:
Even if you were serious, it's an easy mistake to make. Nothing much happens there anyway as I'm sure you are alluding to..... Wink



........ the Most Haunted web cams????? Nothing much happens on them either. lol.
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Reply #12 - Mar 14th, 2010 at 7:50pm
 
Couple of observations
I notice the police are quite keen following the Google car up Glenwood Avenue, not that it has much choice.

The Lamb n Lion has mysterious collapsing sun brollies, travelling up to it from the east along Station Road they are up with someone enjoying a drink under them.  When you get there the brollies are collapsed and down and the pub shut.

In Hamlet Court Road, both Clouseau's and The Melrose have the bunting out for St George's Day (23rd Apr) then on other shots this has disappeared.
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Reply #13 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 2:41pm
 
And what do I get outside my place? A lot of cones, red and white barriers, holes in the pavement and no ruddy workmen in sight - they were taking down the lovely old Victorian lamposts and replacing them with modern grey metal poles! Typical!!

Still, my windows look clean, Brendan the Window Cleaner must have been the day before!!!  Grin
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Reply #14 - Apr 3rd, 2010 at 1:00am
 
Also now in 3D as an option if you have some red/blue 3D glasses around. Click the face with the glasses on the StreetView page.
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