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Benfleet Library Closure
A report on the Save Benfleet Library event that took place on Sat 19th Jan 2019.
Save South Benfleet Library
The ECC Benfleet Library consultations are on Tue 22nd Jan from 9:00 to 12:45 and Fri 18th Jan from 10:30 to 15:30. Come along and complete a Survey.
Save Tarpots Library
A petition signing session outside Tarpots Library on Sat 12th Jan 2019
1940s Day Out for Glanfields Ladies
Perhaps you know someone in this 1940s photo of staff at Glanfields
Lighting Benfleet's Christmas Tree
Video of the event. More information and photos are here.
Benfleet's Christmas Lights 2018
The turning on of Benfleet's Christmas Tree lights 2018.
Commonwealth War Grave blessing at St Marys Church pt 2 of 2
Part 1 is here.
The Order of Service for The Remembrance Service
Photographs of the service are here. A video of the complete service is shown here.
Order of Service for Blessing of seven Commonwealth War graves
The Order of Service for the Blessing of the seven Commonwealth War Graves in St ...
Benfleet's Centenary Remembrance Ceremony
This is a video of the entire ceremony to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice ...
St Mary's Church Decoration for Centenary Commemoration
These photos show how St Mary the Virgin church in South Benfleet was decorated for ...
Commonwealth War Grave blessing at St Marys Church pt 1 of 2
A service for the seven Commonwealth War Graves in St Mary’s Churchyard in Benfleet and ...
Centenary Remembrance Festival 2018
A few pictures of what happened at the Benfleet War Memorial on Sunday 11th November ...
Tommy at the War Memorial
Benfleet’s Tommy overlooking the War Memorial.
Benfleet's Commonwealth War Graves
St Marys Churchyard is a designated Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery with seven official graves. When ...
Tommy at St Marys Church
There is a Tommy set up next to the Church Tower at St Marys Church.
Tommies on Parade
This squad of Tommies is on parade outside South Benfleet Social Club.
Poppy art work at Kents Hill Junior School
Kents Hill Junior School have made an art work memorial to mark the Centenary of ...
Appleton School 1979 and 1980
Photos of Appleton School pupils.
Benfleet District Sponsored campfire to raise money for new Olave House 13.5.1983
A campfire sing-in at Runnymede Paddocks on 13th May 1983.
Tarpots Hall - A Function from the mid 1950s
Can you add any information about this picture?
The Church in the Woods Celebrates
Thundersley Christian Spiritualist Church
The War's end - Benfleet moves on - The early 20th Century
Our display in Benfleet Library has been extended into December.
Do you know anything about the artist?
I started at the Hackney store in 1972, also Poplar, Barking, Stratford, Leytonstone, when international stores took over. Check our...
Have you got any photos of f.j.wallis stores?
Meteor Jet Crash – Philmead Road
I too remember this particular incident as one of the local kids who 'squirreled away' bits of the aeroplane. My...
I used to work for Smiths hardware shop on a Saturday and during school holidays. This was in the early...
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