A new book about South Benfleet has recently become available.
It gives answers to the following questions…..
Whom did the church bells ring for and why…?
Who grew up in Benfleet and became a renowned natural history film-maker?
What was the pen name of the creator of Impossible People?
Whose mother was denounced from the pulpit of St Mary’s and why?
Which flaky aristocrat trashed the Hoy just prior to the First World War?
Where was the first mini-roundabout in this country located?
Who saved the horses but not his boat?
What name connects Benfleet Hall in Essex with the one in Surrey?
Who fought with the Canadian ‘Rough Riders’ in the First World War?
What was only second in size to that in Peterborough?
What was the favourite colour of Lily Tingey?
How many voters were on the electoral roll for South Benfleet in the 1832 elections?
Who was chastised for landing on the wreck of Richard Montgomery?
What was the pen name of William Mecham?
Who built their own ferro-cement ketch and sailed the world?
Who got dumped in the horse trough and what was the pretext?
Amongst other things…
The book is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions, or the publishers, Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 9781528992350 (Paperback)
ISBN 9781528992367 (ePub e-book)