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works included The French Lieutenant’s Woman, later made into an award-winning film starring Meryl Streep, was remembered with a plaque on his former Leigh home, after his death in 2005 at age 79. So, too, was 19th century mountaineer Edward Whimper, who lived for a time along Clifftown Parade in Southend, near the once wonderful, long since gone Bandstand, and who died in 1911.

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There are a few more permanent reminders and tributes around our borough, to famous folk who came to visit or to entertain, but it seems to the writer of this Oracle article that many deserving cases and important opportunities to honour our own citizens have been missed or rejected. Too late, now, to make amends? Surely not.

EKCO employed thousands For a start, from my own list of deserving recipients, how about Eric Cole? Yes, the man who lived in Beedell Avenue, Westcliff, the daring, challenging, risk-taking man who founded the E.K. Cole empire, the famous EKCO that employed thousands in this town of ours through the years and decades.

ARDLY a week passes without seeing or hearing about Helen Mirren and her links to Southend, having been born in London, moved here in her early days, then educated at St Bernard’s, at the foot of the ladder of life that led her to the very heights. He died in 1966, at that age when most folk are Last month she was presented with a Bafta about to retire, having left a legacy of caring, Fellowship for her outstanding services to acting. Author John Fowles

But there’s nothing, no public plaque or display here in Southend, far as I know, to publicly record or honour her achievements as one of us. As a longtime Southendian of whom so many fellow Southendians are proud.

Too few blue plaques Sadly, shamefully, such lack of recognition is not unusual, hereabouts. This town of ours, which so many of us love and enjoy and defend against any criticism from outside, displays merely a few blue plaques in honour of the famed or the fearless Author the late John Fowles, who was educated at Alleyn Court Prep and whose M AY 2 0 1 4

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daring, sharing and a reputation that reached across much of the world. Surely there should be a permanent reminder of him and of his roots and of the enormous and influential role he played in this town? Then there’s the role played in cricket by another late son of Southend, the great Trevor Bailey, who tragically died in a house fire in Westcliff three years ago (FEB 2011) aged 87. Barnacle Bailey, as he became nicknamed, first played cricket while at Alleyn Court School, to which he returned as a teacher after attending Cambridge University. He made his debut for Essex in 1946 and as a Test cricketer in 1949. His name and his incredible achievements were known across much of the world. Where, then, is any permanent reminder and tribute to so incredible a sporting star here in Southend?

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It is, though, in and from the world of show business and entertainment that one finds so many famous names with links to Southend. Did you know that the late, truly great, actor Michael Wilding was born in Leigh in 1912? Ah, yes, Michael Charles Gauntlet Wilding, often written about as a truly handsome devil, had his roots here and, in 1933, got a job as a commercial artist in a London film studio on the way to eventual stardom. Actor Philip Latham

And then there was Peggy Mount, born here, educated here, stepping out on the road to fame in a concert party at Westcliff’s Palace Theatre. She went on to roles in the West End , on TV and in films. She died in 2001, aged 86. This cast of contenders for posthumous honour is by no means yet complete. Do you remember actor Philip Latham? Of course you do. He was born in Westcliff back in February 1929 and found fame on stage, on television and in films. Also born in Westcliff, a decade ahead of Philip, was David Nixon, who went to Westcliff High. What a wonderful magician he became, a regular on television, sadly lost to us in 1978. Our readers – you kind folk – may well have your own thoughts and ideas about individuals of Southend who surely ought to be remembered by some permanent display in some prominent setting. This article has mentioned but a few. They are gone, but not forgotten. by Jim Worsdale

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