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Images of Benfleet from the collection of Pauline Adams
A selection of photos, postcards and prints courtesy of Simon Watson
Pictures of the Old Benfleet Library
A view of bygone days
Mystery of the Buttons
Uncovering the Lost Explosives Magazines
Beyond the Point joins Dave Cowan on the hunt
An author with Benfleet roots
Ted Land senior and Ted Land junior
The joker and the daredevil
Monthly journal devoted to popular competitions of an interesting nature for all classes
Benfleet in 1905
Extract from "Souvenir of Southend.... "
A 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Edmund and May Stapleton
A landscape and coastal artist, whose work spanned two centuries
Speeches at the Bridge Pile Driving Luncheon
These are reconstructions of speeches made on 21st May 1930
Henry Fuller Hobden
The literary Hobden
Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
The first pile is driven in by Essex Lord Lieut. R.B. Colvin on Wed. 21st May 1930
A report of the Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
In the Benfleet Gazette of 23rd May 1930
Crossing the Creek and Progress in building the bridge
The video shows various vehicles crossing Benfleet Creek and the state of progress in building the bridge.
Smuggler's Store found at Old Hoye Inn
Newspaper report 19th August 1913
Electricity comes to Benfleet
Switched on Thursday 30th January 1930
Benfleet's WW1 Special Constables
The men who served on the Home Front during WW1
Scrambling on the Downs
Thundersley Primary School 1962 - 1967
Vanessa Turbefield (Née Withers)
Building the bridge
Construction of the new bridge to Canvey
Aerial View of Tarpots Corner
Taken in 1987/1988
How I Was Saved From The London Blitz
And Came to Benfleet/Thundersley
Doug Mansfield's Photos
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David Henry Burles
Did David Henry Burles ever make a sketch or painting of St. Mary's Church, Shopland which was demolished in the...
Dorothy Thurgood also known to me as Auntie Doff. She lived behind St Mary's Church but I don't remember the...
The Blacksmith shop in Benfleet Village
I always think of my family when I drive past the Hoy and Helmet and wonder what life would have...
Benfleet and Houseboats 1948 – 1955
My father John Taylor has many stories he tells me about his childhood with his brothers Peter and Brian. Dad...
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