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The photos on this page represent a curated sample of archive photos on this site. For even more images from the two largest archives, please click on the links below. 

SEAX archive (colour)

These photographs are just a sample of those kept at the Essex Records Office. There are hundreds more in the archive, some of which are viewable online, others only in person. It represents the most complete source of images of the hospital in use. 


Some of these images were taken, I believe, in 1999 by Adam Garwood and come from the Essex County Council Report Essex Hospitals 1800-1948. A Study of their History, Design and Architecture 

Getty Images (date and photographer unknown)

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These remarkable photos are from the Getty Images database, though the name of the photographer and precise date of the images are unclear. The date is given as 2000, but this may simply be when were added to the database; and based on the decor and clothing could conceivably have been taken at any point in the 20 years before this..

SEAX Archive (black and white)

Among the many buildings here are Centenary Hall, F Block, the Nurses' Home, Occupational Therapy, and, of course, the main building. The wide-angle view of the hospital was taken from the railway embankment and over the top of the hospital cottages. 

Eastward Television - Fun Day Pram Race (1980s)

This video (click on picture to be taken to YouTube) shows a fundraising day from the 1980s. There are lot of people in attendance (some from as far afield as Basildon!); and interviews are conducted by local broadcaster Dennis Rookard (1942-2010). 

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Aerial Photos 


Brentwood Library (images from 1990, taken and donated by Avril Boyce)