I WAS saddened to read the Railway Hotel is on the market.

During their 11-year tenure, Dave and Fi Dulake have done a fantastic job in promoting and reinvigorating Southend's music and alternative art scene in an inclusive and and creatively inspiring way, often on a shoestring budget.

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Let's hope this charming and authentic venue retains it unique identity and is not swallowed up by corporate blandness and inanity.


Carlton Avenue, Westcliff