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Margaret Helen Mills
The piano holds a special place in my affections. It was because of this instrument ...
SOUTH BENFLEET, ABSOLUTE TREASURE, LITTLE SWITZERLAND OR SIMPLY PARADISE!
A new book about South Benfleet has recently become available.
Teddy Bears Picnic Hat for Post Box
Teddy Bears Picnic hat on the Benfleet Post Box at the corner of St Marys Close and the High Road.
Photos of Scone taken on a canoe trip
The photos below were taken by Ian Lipscomb when he and Mike Hobday took a ...
An expedition to the Scone
Firstly, we would like to say thank you for putting the Scone on your site. It is likely we would never have found her without you.
South Benfleet and Slavery in St Vincent and the Grenadines
The British Parliament outlawed the international slave trade in 1807, but it took another twenty-six years to finally abolish slavery.
The ford between South Benfleet and Canvey Island
Horse drawn wagons crossing The Creek.
Save Our Greenbelt
At 3pm on Sunday 25th July 2021, a peaceful protest was held at the offices ...
Ray View from across the Benfleet Creek.
A picture of Ray View from across the Benfleet Creek.
Seaside Hat for Post Box
Seaside Hat for Post Box on the corner of St Marys Close and the High Road for Summer 2021.
King John School - Mr Neale's Tutor Group 1972
The photo above was made available by George Webb, who also sent us some comments, ...
Benfleet FC - c.1962
A team photo
"Ah! School...the best days of my Life!"
“Ah! School…the best days of my Life!” I’ve never understood people who say that. Now ...
A sonata written by John Christian Mantel
Organist at St. Mary's Church
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.
Benfleet Institute 1892-1932
I found the first reference to the site which The Institute came to occupy, in ...
Sport clubs in Benfleet in the early 20th Century
Photos of old sport clubs.
Arundel Road before and after it was developed
Life in Arundel Road before it was developed.
Wheelers Rest and Packham Brothers Motor Garage
This article about the Packham brothers is on our sister site Hadleigh & Thundersley. Click to see.
Hearts of Oak Houseboat
Pictures from the family photo album.
Stanley Thomas Jermyn
South Benfleet Botanist and Conservationist. Author of 'The Flora of Essex'
From the mist of time, a hazy recollection
Memories of The Close and Creek
Another Easter Bonnet for a Post Box
Easter Bonnet on Post Box on corner of St Marys Close and High Road.
Easter Bonnet for Post Box
Easter Bonnet on Post Box for Easter 2021.
Scrambling on the Downs
I have been searching for information about the Hadleigh scrambles from late 60s to late 70s after coming across an...
Does anyone else remember the pink elephant climbing frame? During the 80s this was the meet up spot if you...
My School Days
Hello John Garnham, My name is Neil Richardson, son of Lionel, the bus driver. I, like you, have fond memories...
Severe Winter Weather
I remember, that snow was forecast for the evening, I’m sure it was back to school after the Christmas break,...
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