Peter and Olive Nunn came into the Library on Saturday 5th November 2011 and started talking about Benfleet. As we were running that month’s Library session for the Benfleet Archive we asked them if they minded if we recorded the conversation. They agreed and the recordings on this page are edited from that forty minute conversation.
Peter Nunn was born in 1935 and Olive in 1940 and they have lived in Benfleet their entire lives. They willingly shared their recollections on various topics especially shops. Peter’s father was George Nunn who was one of the four butchers in Benfleet. However Peter did not have a picture of his father’s shop which we were happy to supply him with.
Our thanks to both of them for their co-operation in recording these memories.