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Council Notifications concerning Roads (1961 and 1963) and Sewers (1956) in Homefields Avenue
Benfleet Urban District Council Civic News 1974
Brownies, St. George's Church, New Thundersley
Benfleet Methodist Church Photographs from the 1950s
Thundersley Branch S.E. Essex Conservative Association Grand Fete, 11th September 1954
A collection of photos taken on the day, if you recognise anyone please let us know.
Benfleet Hoymen Morris Dancers
Peter Banks writes, “My father owned the Old Windmill in South Hanningfield in the early 1960’s ...
South Benfleet Remembers
Once again the people of Benfleet have attended a moving ceremony to remember the fallen. ...
Cycle hill climb competition on Vicarage Hill, Benfleet
Southend Wheelers held their 2023 hill climb championships on Sunday, October the 15th.
Who was the rustic woodworker of Thundersley in 1917?
I noticed the two cleverly made rustic garden chairs under the tree in the garden ...
The Last Summer of Steam Train Services to Benfleet
The last timetable for the complete operation of steam hauled trains on the London, Tilbury, and Southend line, was published by British Railways – Eastern Region, for the summer period 12th of June to the 10th of September 1961.
The Kennall Club, Victoria House Corner
Does anybody else have information about this Club that they could share with us?
The Army Camp
Benfleet resident Moira Coveney has recently come across these photographs of everyday life in the Benfleet army camp.
Reports on the Canvey Island and East Coast Floods 1953
A compilation of reports originally written after the east coast floods of 1953.
The 'Scone' in Whitstable
In June 1977 she was bought from Geoff Ward by Stephen Mallett, as a derelict ...
Good " safe" days
I went to Jotmans Primary School in 1958, and was born in Jotmans Lane. We ...
Further Information on Henry Fuller Hobden
Following my earlier comment on Henry Fuller Hobden, as expected there has been no sighting ...
Beavers Woodyard in the High Road
Beavers Woodyard was two doors away from my parents’ Newsagent shop in the High Road, ...
My mother owned a shop at 190 High Road Benfleet from 1959 until 1965. It ...
Tarpots Post Office post card dated May 1936
This postcard of Tarpots post office has cinema billboards outside it which give several clues as to when it was taken.
Pound Lane Memory
I used to walk through Pound Lane many years ago to the farm, to get ...
The Puzzle of the Red Rubber Bricks
How a job-lot of these high status bricks ever ended up in a humble plotland cottage, is a complete mystery.
Green Road- the beginnings
I live in what was Carlton Villa, number 6, Green Road, and would like to ...
Harold Jefferys Cooper
Harold Jefferys Cooper was one of a family of five sons, born to Florence Louisa and John Albert Cooper in the late 1890s/1900s.
Motor Sport on Church Hill
From 1920 until 1923 Church Hill Thundersley was used by motor vehicles for the sport of hill climbing.
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