Star in Southend Logo'Stars in Southend 1963'

Famous pop stars and artistes that appeared at Southend-on-Sea (and Romford) Odeons back in 1963!


Original photography:

For the technically minded, all photographs were taken on a Rollieflex twin lens reflex camera using 120 medium format Kodak Tri-X Pan or Ilford HP3 film.

Films were developed at the newspaper’s own darkrooms, and because pictures were for news use, they were rush processed – sometimes not properly washed (critical for archival storage).

Although most of the negatives are perfectly fine, some are starting to show signs of degradation – which in turn shows up as imperfections in some of the photographs.

Any imperfections will be noted on picture descriptions.

Photographs for sale:

All photographs are hand printed on glossy or matt Black & White silver-halide photographic paper to the highest standards directly from the original camera negatives.

Please be assured, they have been printed optically using traditional laboratory methods in a professional darkroom by a skilled technician.

They’ve not entered a ‘digital environment’ at any stage of production or been retouched. However, some prints may be ‘spotted’ to reduce physical marks on the film.

A limited print run of only 150 will be made from each negative and a signed ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ from the photographer will be supplied with all prints.

If you’re not sure about anything, please feel free to ask any questions.