School Boy Memories From the Late 1930's

Benfleet School, The Summer Fair, The High Road Shops

Mr Peter Freeman talks about the Benfleet of his childhood in the 1930’s and 40’s.

Plane crash on Pitsea Marshes.

Insurance agent at the time of the Canvey Floods

For his musical memories click here.

Croisette’s TV shop was at the corner of Richmond Avenue and the High Road across the road from what is now The BenfleetĀ  Tavern.

A fair at The Anchor meadows in 1908 where an annual fete was held
Essex Record Office
Mr Croisette outside his shop in the High Road.
Mrs Pat Croisette
The Summer Fair in the field next to the school, death of a young girl at the fair.
Description of the school in school lane, Mr Brown the caretaker of the school had 6 sons.
The Croisette family bring TV to Benfleet and various other shops in the High Road.
The Miss Wells's School for well mannered little gentlemen
Business School in Hope Road.

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