Jotman’s Farm used to be a dairy farm and the milk was sold to Howard’s Dairy, over the years it has been turned into a stables where horses can be kept at livery. There is a footpath that runs along beside the railway line all the way to St Margaret’s Church. In May 2012 the new RSPB site out on the marshes will also be accessed from this footpath.
Dave in the first recording talks about the ‘mags’ on Benfleet Creek, does anyone have any other information about these. It has been said that these magazines date to from a time well before the II World War. When it was required to off load explosives from barges before they were allowed to travel upstream towards London. If this is correct we do not know.