SOUTHEND has constantly evolved over time, but these eye-catching shots show workers building parts of our seaside town close to 100 years ago.

The coastal town boasts the world’s longest pleasure pier, an amusement park – in Adventure Island – which welcomes countless daytrippers and award-winning beaches.

These photographs, all taken during the 1920s, give us an insight into what Southend was like nearly a century ago.

The images show workers building, fixing, checking, putting up scaffolding and road laying across Southend.

Echo: Scaffolding - building Crowstone Congregational Church gets underwayScaffolding - building Crowstone Congregational Church gets underway

Workmen are shown carrying out safety checks on the popular bowl slide ride at the Kursaal, while the groundwork was also laid for the new dodgem track at its amusement park.

It is clear to see Southend has come a long way since the 1920s.

Echo: Experimenting - workmen lay a trial piece of rubber paving in London RoadExperimenting - workmen lay a trial piece of rubber paving in London Road

Scroll down to see more photographs of Southend being built.

Echo: New cinema - scaffolding surrounds the new Plaza cinema in Southchurch a week before opening in 1929New cinema - scaffolding surrounds the new Plaza cinema in Southchurch a week before opening in 1929Echo: Amusement - laying the foundations for the new dodgem attraction at the KursaalAmusement - laying the foundations for the new dodgem attraction at the KursaalEcho: Beach scene - workmen building new breakwaters at Thorpe Bay during the 1920sBeach scene - workmen building new breakwaters at Thorpe Bay during the 1920s

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Echo: Improvements - widening and re-surfacing the Southend to Hadleigh RoadImprovements - widening and re-surfacing the Southend to Hadleigh RoadEcho: Making changes - work to build the Tilbury to Purfleet Arterial Road is carried out in 1925, but it is now the site of Lodge Lane in GraysMaking changes - work to build the Tilbury to Purfleet Arterial Road is carried out in 1925, but it is now the site of Lodge Lane in GraysEcho: Giving our seaside town a makeover - a spray painting machine is used by a workman as he gives a building in Southend an exciting new lookGiving our seaside town a makeover - a spray painting machine is used by a workman as he gives a building in Southend an exciting new lookEcho: Work starts - laying the foundations for Westcliff High School in 1924Work starts - laying the foundations for Westcliff High School in 1924