Pat Archer (nee Higgins)

Memories of Benfleet in the 1940s and 1950s

Pat Archer (nee Higgins) was born at her grandmother’s home in Loten Road in 1939. She married John Archer, a Scot who she met at the Kursaal in Southend, in 1960. Pat then spent 25 years in Scotland before returning with, a new accent, to live on the Jotmans Estate in 1985.

You can listen to a selection of her memories on the accompanying audio recording.

Pat and John Archer 1960
More recent photo of Pat and John Archer
Pat Archer's memories of Benfleet
This recording is 13 mins 36 secs long

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