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This section shows the various extreme weather events that have affected Benfleet over the years.
Canvey Flood of 1953
A documentary by the Kents Hill Junior School Radio Club
Essex Way Water
Strange weather events
Extreme weather in Benfleet
A summary of incidents first displayed at the Archive's annual show
Frozen Benfleet 1947
Ice floes in the Creek in what was then the coldest winter on record.
Local Councillor Alf Partridge Rows Across the Playing Fields
Flash Flooding in Brook Road Sept 1968
Report from 'The Southend Standard'
Benfleet Floods September 19th 1968
Residents of Brook Road talk about the '68 Flood
Everything had to be thrown away.
Severe Winter Weather
The Big Freeze in 1987
Snowdrifts In Benfleet Recreational Park
Snowy Benfleet 2010
It was the coldest December in over 100 years.
Summer heatwaves in South Benfleet
In August of 1932 a late summer heatwave swept across south Essex and one woman took her quest to be cool a bit too far.
Tornado hits Benfleet
And causes local damage
Views of Canvey Floods from Benfleet 1953
The morning after
When the Sea Froze - January 1947
Winter bites back
Winter in Benfleet
From Benfleet Community Archive
Another Easter Bonnet for a Post Box
Benfleet Anniversaries for 2020
Easter Bonnet for Post Box
Electricity comes to Benfleet
Norwood Drive VE Day Street Party
Seaside Hat for Post Box
Teddy Bears Picnic Hat for Post Box
VE Day 75th Celebration Street Party
VE Day Celebrations Albion Road
The 1918/19 Spanish Flu
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