As we continue to offer a retrospective look at the club's history on our 114th birthday, here we give fans the chance to voice their memories as they began to follow the Blues.
Last week we asked supporters to tell us what their earliest memory of going to Roots Hall is.
Hopefully by compiling some of the answers here we can collect some weird and wonderful moments from years gone by, and maybe those more obscure ones, that might bring about memories for others.
Take a look...
Colchester United Jan 72 at a bitterly cold wet, snowy, windy Roots Hall on a Friday night and we lost 1-4. One of only 3 home defeats that season on our way to promotion to Div.3— Stephen Salter 🦐⚽️🎼🚄🏏 (@StephenSalter15) May 14, 2020
Standing in the North Bank watching @StanCollymore score against Bristol Rovers, then him climbing on the fence right in front of me when he scored! Or queuing in the car park to get in the North Bamk for the West Ham game (1-0 blues!!)— Steve Smith (@SteveSm84470008) May 13, 2020
Standing on the terrace under the North West corner floodlights with my dad & uncles.— Bryan Woodford (@BryanWoodford) May 13, 2020
watching the fireworks on the pitch from the North Bank when I was about 5 or 6— Lee Morgan (@LeeM_007) May 13, 2020
May 1967, Stockport at home. Standing on the massive South Terrace! pic.twitter.com/RiItplRxn6— Tom Livermore (@tomsbfc) May 13, 2020
1984 pre season game v West Ham. I was a 10 year old West Ham fan and my dad took me and we stood in the north bank. The noise from the Southend fans singing was amazing, I left a Southend fan!— Stuart (@brownstuart9) May 13, 2020
Watching Richard Cadette scoring on a Friday evening game in the north bank— kevin marriott (@kevinmarriot) May 13, 2020
62-3 v Notts County in their centenary year. We won, I think 2-1 or 3-1. Some great home runs later in the 60s.— Philip Hood (@PhilipHood19) May 13, 2020
Southend v Workington— Lol Keen (@LolKeenUK) May 13, 2020
7-0 in 1968
Aged 6, 1955 Standing with my nose on the North Bank wall and the Southend United Band paradingroind the pitch at half time with a big tarpaulin to collect funds and dodging the pennies whizzing past my ears!— Colin Charles White (@charles_colin) May 14, 2020
1982, paying £1.50 to stand in the 'Juniors' section at the north end of the East Bank. Watching Mervyn Cawston, Glenn Pennyfather and Danny Greaves— Ashley Brown (@iambrownsauce) May 14, 2020
Standing on a wooden box next to my dad and brother. 🙂— ed findlay (@edfin1) May 13, 2020
13th March 1965 vs Brentford. In the North Bank behind the goal aged 7. I remember it vividly to this day 👍— MSPFX (@MSPFX) May 13, 2020
Sitting in the East Blues with a cushion to sit on and then seeing them inevitably thrown at the pitch at the end when we lost!— Kay Fogg (@Kaylalula) May 13, 2020
Looking up and seeing the snow lit up by the floodlights on January 10th 1979.— Stadium Photography (@davethephoto) May 13, 2020