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Appleton School photos from 1960s/70s
Appleton School photos from 1960s/70s
And some of the Boys Brigade
1907 - Sea View Estate
1907 - Sea View Estate
Essex Record Office
Mary Bunce
Mary Bunce
Marine artist
Extreme weather in Benfleet
Extreme weather in Benfleet
A summary of incidents first displayed at the Archive's annual show
Lledo model van with Benfleet livery
Lledo model van with Benfleet livery
from the "View vans" souvenir series
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Who, When and Where?
High Warren fruit farm
High Warren fruit farm
Located off Vicarage Hill adjacent to Hilltop fruit farm
Benfleet Sea Scouts
Benfleet Sea Scouts
Membership Card
The Lighthouse Public House
The Lighthouse Public House
Demolished 2010
1841 Tithe map for the Parish of South Benfleet
1841 Tithe map for the Parish of South Benfleet
Courtesy of the Essex Record Office
The Houseboat 'Jessica'
The Houseboat 'Jessica'
Moored in Church Creek in the 1940's or 50's
The Radio-Active Fango Baths Ltd
The Radio-Active Fango Baths Ltd
A development to terrify
The Benfleet Tavern
The Benfleet Tavern
A new pub sign
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Henry Fuller Hobden
Henry Fuller Hobden
The literary Hobden
I first came across HF Hobden's work in the Boy's Own Paper some forty...
By George Barrett
On 19/09/2017
Shopping at Tarpots 1950's
Shopping at Tarpots 1950's
Things were very different
Small world Colin Taylor John Cripps is my father and still here with us,...
By Dawn Rouse Aka Cripps
On 06/09/2017
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
Photos 1966 - 1977 + comments on the School corporal punishment: Anecdotes database
Hi, I was at Appleton from 1967 until my family moved to Sussex in 1971 (which...
By Christine Green (nee Whittingham)
On 02/09/2017
Benfleet Primary School Photos taken in the 1960s
Benfleet Primary School Photos taken in the 1960s
Photos on display at the Launch in March 2011
Hi - the last photo was taken either 1965 or 1966 (we all left for Appleton in...
By Christine Green (nee Whittingham)
On 02/09/2017
Will H Maile
Will H Maile
Resident of Benfleet
Dear Mr. Ames, Thanks for your information! It would be very good if you can...
By A. Rikardson
On 28/08/2017
Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Wartime Memories of a Teenager
Hi from Downunder.  I really enjoyed John Marrison's war time story....
By Kim Cason
On 20/08/2017
Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Wartime Memories of a Teenager
  I just remember in WWII going with my Mum for a picnic in what I knew...
By Brian Bellamy
On 19/08/2017
1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts
1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts
In the 1960's
In my previous comment I was mistaken about the slaughter house, it was in...
By Brian Bellamy
On 19/08/2017
1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts
1st & 2nd South Benfleet Sea Scouts
In the 1960's
I have made comment on the 1st & 2nd Sea Scouts before and at the time...
By Brian Bellamy
On 16/08/2017
Extreme weather in Benfleet
Extreme weather in Benfleet
A summary of incidents first displayed at the Archive's annual show
I can remember 1987 as on my way to London I walked through St Marys Church...
By Brian Bellamy
On 16/08/2017
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Who, When and Where?
There was some sort of track in the Chase, Thundersley in the early to mid 50s...
By Brian Bellamy
On 16/08/2017
Elizabeth Hayklan (nee Cochrane)
Elizabeth Hayklan (nee Cochrane)
Artist with connections!
Hi, I'm the daughter of Audrey Fegan who worked with Stefan for many years,...
By Carol Sinclair
On 16/08/2017
King John School Days
King John School Days
Glenn Newman Remembers
I remember Hugh McGilvray. He sat next to me in junior school. We got sent to...
By Polly Yorke
On 16/08/2017
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Cycle Speedway in Benfleet
Who, When and Where?
There is a map of Basildon c 1948 which shows a motor cycle track close to the...
By Jo Cullen
On 15/08/2017
Carnival Procession Through Benfleet
Carnival Procession Through Benfleet
1980s But What Year?
The band was Deep Purple Legionnaires from Wickford.  The band played...
By Celia Maas
On 14/08/2017
Howard's Dairies
Howard's Dairies
Pictures of a time gone by
I worked as a milkboy for Howards at Shotgate from 1964/68. The two milkmen...
By Chris Benning
On 01/08/2017
Howard's Dairies
Howard's Dairies
Pictures of a time gone by
My Dad, George Elford drove the Dennis HGV lorries through the 60's based...
By Dan Elford
On 29/07/2017
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
Photos 1966 - 1977 + comments on the School corporal punishment: Anecdotes database
Hi, I started Appleton school in 1967-1972. I was in Mr Selwoods class, 1-5P! I...
By Janice Carrington was Sandiford
On 24/07/2017