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Stella Bouchereau's memories of life in Benfleet
Growing up and school days in Benfleet
King John School Reunion 2018
Ann Adams and Tony Wilkins are arranging a reunion for ex-pupils of King John School
Donald Anthony John Hunford 1925-2018
An obituary written by the Essex Badger Protection Group
Memories of life at 169 Oakfied Road in the 1960s and 70s
Photographs of 169 Oakfield Road - ‘Havenview’.
'Homes fit for Heroes'
After the Great War, life in Benfleet – and indeed England as a whole – ...
Mr. & Mrs Conyard
Janet Lane (nee Osborne) has written to tell us of her memories of Fred and ...
Boyce Hill Golf Club as featured in The Bystander, November 2nd 1938
The page below appeared in The Bystander in 1938, in the Golf Clubs at Home ...
A Few Memories of Brian Walker's
I lived with my father, mother and grandparents in St Mary’s Drive in late forties ...
Thundersley Christian Spiritualist Church
This year, in October, Thundersley Christian Spiritualist Church celebrates the eighty-fifth year of its founding. The ...
Betty Nora Matson
The Matsons were a long standing Benfleet family, closely involved in the community and church ...
Norman, who died on September 15th 2015, age 90, was an inspiration. His book “Bygone Benfleet”, ...
Oakfield Road before it was surfaced
In the picture you can see why the road needed to be hard surfaced!
Iris Patricia Sugg
Iris was well known to us at the Archive and we have many pages on our ...
Cynthia Mary Williams, Miss Bass...
A Benfleet teacher who had moved to pastures new almost half a century ago – ...
A tribute to Gilbert Wines who shared his photographs and memories with the Archive.
V.E. Day Celebrations
Local resident Jackie Barnes, who lived most of her life in Benfleet, was quick to ...
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee
Ever patriotic, and judging by the dates on this invitation to Tea, it would appear ...
Water Colour of Hadleigh Castle
Water colour of Hadleigh Castle.
Hadleigh Castle - 1832 Engraving
Coloured engraving from 1832 of Hadleigh Castle. Drawn by William Henry Bartlett, engraved by Charles Mottram, and published by George Virtue on the 1st April 1832.
Priestley - The Lost Pictures
H.E. Priestley was passionate about local Benfleet History and was also a skilled artist. These pictures have been lost for around 30 years
A Chance Introduction to a Fascinating Family - The Coopers
I first met Stanley Cooper in the late 1980s
Tookey clan in Thundersley and Benfleet
The Tookeys have lived in or near Thundersley since about 1842
A Brickmaking Team in the Hadleigh/Benfleet Area c.1900
Is Charlie the Flattie, Moulder or Off-Bearer?
Kents Hill Road - From Rural Idyll to Modern Suburb
Discovering the farms and fields before the plotlands
Benfleet and Houseboats 1948 – 1955
I and my family lived on the Houseboat Veronica in Church Creek. It was a converted landing craft and my...
H.M.H.S. St. David
My grandad served on the LCG 19 during WWII. He was acting temporary leading seaman on the landing craft. The...
Appleton Comprehensive School opened 1966
I went to Appleton comprehensive from 1971 through to 1976, my name is Jackie Grainger, who remembers me ?
Bernard, having recently begun to delve into my family history, I have found that I do have a cousin Dorothy...
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