Welcome to NCI Southend Living History
When the station first opened at Shoebury East Beach near Southend, the lookout and observation post was an old caravan. Initially with only 6 watchkeepers. We then moved to the Old Shoebury Garrison where we had two porta-cabins. However in 2003, we were asked to move which we did in january 2004. We were very fortunate to be given a space within the perimeter of the Ministry of Defence site at Shoeburyness, and so in March 2004 we moved again to a position that is clearly visible from East Beach and gives us a commanding view over the Thames Estuary, an even better view than we had before.