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Castle Point & Rochford Music Festival - March 1986
Children from Thundersley Infant School playing at Castle Point & Rochford Music Festival. Standing at ...
Norwood Drive VE Day Street Party
VE Day is not an annual public holiday because of the proximity of the May ...
The Blue Lamp Club holds a Fancy Dress Disco
The Blue Lamp Club discos were held once a month on a Friday evening, in ...
"I’ve been a member of Boyce Hill Golf Club since 1968 but prior to that, when I was at school, I used to come up here caddying at age thirteen or it might have been a little bit younger than that."
I had tried for some time to get my husband to move on to the mainland if the opportunity came along, but I think he was loath to venture because of the shortage of work.
St. Mary's Church floodlit
A puzzling stamp on the back of a photo. How was the floodlighting powered?
Mrs. Frequently in 2022
The latest episode in the life of a 1930 Albion Merryweather fire engine
Memories of Half a Century
At that time Benfleet was a small rural community, with a population of about 7000. We had no mains drainage, no electricity or gas and oil was used for lighting and cooking.
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.
Portrait of a local Artist
The art of Maureen Bloomfield
Some Memories of Old Benfleet School by Mrs. E. D. Smith
1913 Memories of the National School in School Lane, Benfleet
'Some 1920s and 1930s memories'
'Meadow Lodge' was one of a small group of asbestos and wood bungalows built in what was then known as Rectory Road (and changed to Felstead Road in the 1930s).
Mr. Tom Smith Francis Rowe
Builder, and Parish Councillor, reminisces about his working life in South Benfleet from 1896 to circa 1931
Memories of Lawrence Arthur William Francis
This memoir was written in 1994, and came to light recently, in a box of papers donated to the Benfleet Community Archive by the late Norman Chisman's family.
My Memories of Boyce Hill Golf Club
In 2022 Boyce Hill Golf Club celebrates its centenary. Jill Hair has been a member of the club for over 70 years and recalls some of her memories during this time.
MEMOIRS OF A BENFLEET CHILD
This story forms part of a bundle of papers dating from the late 1980s and mid 2000s, that the Archive has received, which were sent to the late local historian, Norman Chisman.
King John School girls at a music festival in 1972
A music festival at Appleton School in 1972.
The history of Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club (2)
In 2022 Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club is celebrating its Centenary. The club was formed in 1922 as a company limited by shares. On the page is a list of some of the original shareholders.
The history of Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club (1)
In 2022 Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club is celebrating its Centenary. The club was originally set up as a 'Company Limited by Shares'.
Interiors Wallpaper (Wholesale) Ltd
22 to 28 Benfleet Road, now occupied by La Quinta, was originally the head office and stores for 'Interiors Wallpaper (Wholesale) Ltd'.
Benfleet Rangers under 13s
I played for Benfleet Rangers junior team in the early 70s
South Benfleet High Street through time
While researching my article on Benfleet Institute, (which occupied land at the top of the ...
RRS Sir David Attenborough passes Benfleet
These two pictures were taken at 10.30 am on Sunday 31st October 2021 from Benfleet while ...
Margaret Helen Mills
The piano holds a special place in my affections. It was because of this instrument ...
Dr. Norman H. Sutcliffe
I understand that Norman passed away peacefully on Wednesday the 8th of June, 2022 aged 86 years. Although he was...
Dr. Norman H. Sutcliffe
Dr Sutcliffe was our family Dr from 1970’s until he left Rushbottom lane. Last of the old school Dr’s. Not...
Appleton School – The Early Days
I cannot believe that it is only now that my web browsing has turned up this comments page. Yes, what...
Thundersley Rovers FC in the 1970s
I was a close friend of Geoff Hubbard and Brian Lazell and remember Geoff's tragic death as if it was...
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