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Memories of Thundersley Infant and Junior School
Growing up in Thundersley when it was still very rural, wild wooded and pretty gave me the knowledge and huge respect for wildlife and nature that I have as an adult.
Oakfield Road in the 1960s
Photos of Oakfield Road taken in the early 1960s.
The Canvey Supply Company Limited 1919-2019
Congratulations to The Canvey Supply Company Limited, which celebrates its centenary this year.
Life at Kents Hill Cottages, Villa Road
The Miles and Parmenter Families
World's First Mini-roundabout (6) in 1974
These two pictures show the roundabout in 1974. What is noticeable is the the centre ...
World's First Mini-Roundabout (4) after modifications in May / June 1970
As this was the first mini-roundabout in the world it was subject to several changes. ...
World's First Mini-Roundabout (3) on its First Night
This photo we believe to be taken on the first night the mini-roundabout was in ...
Partial Eclipse of the moon as seen from Benfleet
These pictures are of the Partial Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday 16th July 2019, which was ...
Dakotas passing over Southend
These pictures were taken from Benfleet (notice the Water Tower) on the day that up ...
Aerial photos of Benfleet Creek
Interesting views of the creek.
4" to the mile - street plan of Castle Point, Benfleet showing Electoral Wards
World's First Mini-roundabout (5) being used.
The mini-roundabout was a brand new experiment so Benfleet Urban District Council (the predecessor to ...
World's First Mini-roundabout (2) being built by Frank Blackmore
We have been lucky to borrow the relevant photographs again and make some higher definition ...
World's First Mini-Roundabout (1) was installed in Benfleet
One of our supporters has pointed out that the mini-roundabout at Church Corner is the ...
Community March for Castle Point Libraries 27 April 2019
Video of Community March for Castle Point Libraries 27 April 2019
Community March for Castle Point Libraries
This took place on Sat 27th April 2019 and was a march from Tarpots Library to Benfleet Library both of which face closure.
The 'Scone', when owned by Steve Mallett
With reference to your website and the ”Scone”. Peter Wilder’s reminiscences about his time in Scone ...
The gentleman who bred champion bulldogs
What was the Benfleet connection in this famous pedigree?
Thundersley Primary School Fun Day July 1990
Miss Brook's class line up for a photo with Headmaster David Staines.
David Henry Burles
Soldier, architect and gifted artist
Photo of Appleton School, Class Y5, in our first year 1982
Can you name any of the pupils in this photo?
6-a-side football competition
Photos of various Benfleet Rangers teams
Parkfields Athletic 1964-65
Photo of the football team
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
Well it’s been over 50 years since I went to Appleton. I started there in 1968. Names I remember include,...
(29) Dennis Claude Grant St Leger
On 6th September 2019 the Young family provided a picture of his Death Penny and his two war medals: the...
Stella Bouchereau’s memories of life in Benfleet
Hi Auntie Stella. Just found this X very interesting, will show dad tomorrow X love to you all Theresa xx...
Leaving Benfleet Primary School in 1969
Just seen this page. So many names I remember. It brought a smile to my face, and so many memories...
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