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Ghosts of the Dawn
GHOSTS OF THE DAWN I stepped in the garden early, with watering can in hand Heard horses ...
Lammas Past by Pam Jeanetta Bird-Gaines
LAMMAS PAST Now is the golden time, the sun rides high And gilds each leaf in canopy ...
Pam Jeanetta Bird-Gaines
Parallel Time; Thoughts on Harold Hitchcock's Painting, 'Thundersley, 1929'; Stickleback Brook;
The following is a brief history of Greeves, written for the fiftieth anniversary, in 2003, ...
'Belle Vue' 43 High Street, South Benfleet
Any further light which could be shed on this historic little cottage, or indeed any of the row of cottages beside it (Ivy Cottage, Rose Cottage, Vine Cottage etc) would be most welcome!
John Cole - A soldier at the Battle of Waterloo
A poignant dedication ceremony was held on Saturday 17th June 2023. The short service was ...
Michael Howard Karslake, F.R.S.A. Model of 'Little Switzerland'
A fascinating model, made in the 1960s, by Michael Howard Karslake, F.R.S.A.
The Land Family
My 3x Great Grandfather George Land took over the Anchor Inn in 1875 after leaving Gowles Farm in Leigh, where he was working as a Farm Bailiff.
Station Garage in the High Street
This Daimler car, standing on the forecourt of Station Garage, High Street, Benfleet was ready for a wedding in 1968.
Tarpots corner and Pub
Raymond Frost sent this picture in, of the cellar of the Tarpots Pub under water.
Finds at Hadleigh Farm
The following information was sent in by amateur archaeologist and metal detectorist, David Carr. The ...
David Jiggens - Memories of my Father
'My Dad tried to light the coal fire with some of the cordite' ....
George Edward Hobbs, Artist and Illustrator; and May Bettany, Artist
'I often went home, smelling of geraniums ....'
Coronation of King Charles III
Our local MP, Rebecca Harris attended the Coronation in her role as Comptroller of the ...
Castle Point Celebrates
While the nation celebrated the Coronation of our new King – Charles III – on ...
The Coronation of King Charles III
We would like to display photos of your celebration.
Mummerys Nurseries in Kiln Road, Thundersley
Mummerys Nurseries in Kiln Road, Thundersley, opened at that site in the late 1970s, according to the article in the Evening Echo of 1st August 2007.
The Memories of Reg Pusey, Overton Road
Overton Road was made up, and the land heavily developed in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Before that there had been just the smattering of roughcast bungalows, ‘Dardan’ and ‘Arcadia’ among them.
Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley Carnival
The Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley Carnival took place in July over a number of years in the late 1980s.
Benfleet Tithe Barn
The barn was part of Hall Farm until it was destroyed by fire in 1939.
Bert Evans, The man who made 3,000 refugees feel at home
Among the special honours drawn up by the newly-crowned Queen in June 1953 was an MBE for Thundersley schoolteacher Bert Evans.
Benfleet Primary School 1965, do you recognise anybody in the photo?
My name is Ian Gannon, it’s my understanding the photograph was taken in 1965, I would have been 7 years old.
Benfleet Flood Barrier
The Benfleet flood barrier was opened in 1983. It was built to help protect low lying areas of Canvey Island and Benfleet, such as Hopes Green, from flooding.
Benfleet shop receipts from the 1920s and 1930s
A collection of receipts for goods and services supplied to St. Mary's Church and The Institute.
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