Thursday, July 23, 2020

Blockbuster Video Express in Westcliff-on-Sea

A look at the old Blockbuster Video Express in Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend.


Blockbuster Video Express on London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. Photo by Mark Routh, July 2020

Many thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Mark Routh for sending me these photos of the old Blockbuster Video Express store in Westcliff on Sea, Essex.

Blockbuster Video Express on London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. Photo by Mark Routh, July 2020

It's amazing the signs are still up seven years since the demise of the brand.

Blockbuster Video Express on London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. Photo by Mark Routh, July 2020

Blockbuster Video Express on London Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. Photo by Mark Routh, July 2020

Since I found the remains of the Blockbuster Video store in Fallowfield, Manchester last October I've been intrigued to see the brand still has a lingering presence on the high street. It's always fun to see ghost signs, remnants of old & dead brands and interesting signage while out and about on our travels.

I found out the Blockbuster signage was still in place at the Westcliff-on-Sea store via this post on Instagram.

We should've been visiting family in Southend-on-Sea this summer but that trip has been postponed. Hopefully we'll get back down there soon so I can check out the old Blockbuster store too.

Check out Mark's superb postcard blog at Mark's Postcard Chat and his Facebook Page. The blog is a wonderful insight into the world of postcard collecting and social history.

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