I try to use childhood memories when designing my posters and when I think of Shoeburyness my strongest memories are of trips to East Beach with my family and flying kites on the common. However, the Shoeburry Garrison is such an important and fascinating part of Southend heritage, I couldn’t not include it in my local poster collection, which is why I have chosen the Garrison Clock Tower as subject for my Shoeburyness poster.
Shoeburyness Poster Artwork
Shoeburyness was first used by the military in 1848, when the British School of Gunnery was opened, and plays an important part in British military history to this day.
Many of the old Garrisons buildings are now residential and new local developments are bringing the whole area back to life. New open spaces, views, focal points and parkland are being created for the public along with new access to beaches and seawall. I wanted to reflect the community atmosphere in the poster by including ‘everyday’ people busing about their day.