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'Homes fit for Heroes'
After the Great War, life in Benfleet – and indeed England as a whole – ...
"On The Buses"
Recalling the Local Bus Services
1940s Day Out for Glanfields Ladies
Perhaps you know someone in this 1940s photo of staff at Glanfields
Pictures showing Great Tarpots when there was far less traffic about.
A Visit to Thundersley Hall and a Short History Part 1
A Visit to Thundersley Hall
A Visit to Thundersley Hall and a Short History Part 2
The History of Thundersley Hall
Aerial View of Tarpots Corner
Taken in 1987/1988
Church Hall/Salvation Army Hall
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Essex Carriers in Southend Carnival
Participation in the 1950's and 60's
Essex Carriers Ltd - Historical Notes 1928 to 1957
Essex Carriers Ltd - Mrs. Frequently
1930 Albion Merryweather Fire Engine
Essex Carriers Ltd - Some of their vehicles
Fleet of vehicles
Essex Carriers Ltd.
Memories of Frank Lazell
Essex Carriers Unique Idea
Birth of The Paravan
Kents Hill Road - From Rural Idyll to Modern Suburb
Discovering the farms and fields before the plotlands
Living Above Glanfield's Clothing Factory
The Flat Roof Was Our Garden
Memories of Bygone Years
Arundel Road did not exist beyond the holiday bungalow next to my grandmother’s property, so we had to use her garden to walk through to Overton Road.
Memories of Tarpots in the 1960s
I moved to New Thundersley as it was then known in 1963. At that time we would come to the Tarpots to shop.
More about the Paravan
Essex Carriers, based at Tarpots, were well known in the Benfleet area for their bright orange trucks marked with their distinctive logo.
Mrs. Frequently in 2022
The latest episode in the life of a 1930 Albion Merryweather fire engine
National Parcels & Goods Services
Of Plotlands and Manors
And much more besides
Parker Family Grocers
Life above the Shop
Queen's Coronation Fancy Dress at the ATC Hall, Tarpots
What Fun We Had
1949 - A very fine year
Aerofilms Photographs Between 1960 and 1981
Building the bridge
Fire Engine Crash
Bread and Cheese Hill
The Creek and Crossing
Station and Area
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