The Forgotten Years of the Kursaal
Article by exiledessexboy
Updated Wednesday, 16th December 2009
This is the story of Southend United from the rebirth of the club after the first world war until they reloacted in 1934. It is the story of the Kursaal ground, the matches, the players and most of all the spectators.
The Home of Southend United 1919-1934
The book is A4 and 390 pages long and contains match reports of the 630 league matches, nearly as many reserve games, 30 odd cup games plus benefit games, pre season trial matches etc,.
It also contains Supporters Club notes, travel arrangements, letters to the papers, crowd disturbance reports, ground improvements etc. It also contains pictures, cartoons, programme covers, tables etc. And it also includes items on local non-football Southend news and events during this period.
The book has taken over a year to complete and gives a more complete record of this fifteen year period than has ever been published before, and is hopefully clear enough that the reader can re-live and understand this forgotten but important period of Southend United history.
The book is avialbale on-line at Waterstones, Shrimper Publishing Ltd. or Amazon at the link below priced £14.99.