If only walls could talk hey? The Plough pub in Westcliff would be able to tell some fascinating stories.

It has been around for centuries, and is one of the oldest pubs in the Southend area.

There have been more than three hundred years of hospitality, laughter and merriment that have taken place at the pub, and the tradition continues to this day.

Back then the venue would have served as a meeting place for local farmers, merchants and clergy members and would have been the hub of the community.

Nowadays we still retain much of the same charm and character that made this place so popular back in the day.

Echo: Now - The PloughNow - The Plough (Image: Jon Wennington)

The 'then' photo shows the pub on the junction of West Road with London Road in Westcliff in 1922, and it was taken from a book by Ian Yearsley.

If you look closely you will see the road being laid for the first time and the Palace Theatre can be seen next door.

Echo: Then - Westcliff in 1922Then - Westcliff in 1922 (Image: Jon Wennington)

The Ploughs rich history dates back to 1654 and it has been a refuge for travellers and residents alike over the years.

The images were sourced by Jon Wennington, member of the Ros Southend Past in Photos. Old Southend and memories. Facebook group.