This video is based on a Southend Times eight page pictorial supplement dated 30th August 1923. Its title was “Homemaking at Benfleet and Canvey” and tells the story of a young couple called Jim and Madge visiting Benfleet to make a decision about moving there.
The video uses the pictures from the supplement along with some other pictures from the 1920’s. The spoken text is from the supplement with some minor changes. The video was originally shown at the Benfleet Community Archive 3rd Annual Show in the “Benfleet Kinema” room on Saturday 9th March 2013.
The pictures in the supplement are shown below and also contain the second part when Madge’s cousin Elsie with her husband Joe are shown around Canvey Island.
Our thanks to Doreen Brazier, who has looked after this supplement all these years, for lending it to us.