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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 Urban District Council - Annual Report 1967 - 68
The original of the B.U.D.C. Annual Report shown below was kindly made available to the ...
Thundersley Primary School - Class Photo 1921
Alice Souter's Class Photo 1921 at Thundersley Primary School
1940s Day Out for Glanfields Ladies
Perhaps you know someone in this 1940s photo of staff at Glanfields
Thundersley Methodist Church history - By George Thompson Brake
The story of the founding and development of Thundersley Methodist Church.
Cargoes carried in the Scone
Looked at web site for barge scone are there any plans to re fit it?
Mr Joyce’s memories of HMS London and PQ17
My uncle, George Cumby was on this ship during the Yangtse incident. I have his medal and papers following his...
Thundersley Primary School 1966
My word seeing myself in School Picture 15 front row how lovely.
King John School Teachers’ Football Team 1974-5
Phil Beddow, woodwork. Top right 1 before end.
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