Benfleet

Local and Essex History

Interest Group Contact

Please contact Marion Coleman using the Local and Essex History Group email link.
Please contact Ian Phipps via History Supplement Editor email link.

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CURRENT STATUS: the group DOES have monthly topics which are communicated by email. October activity to be advised

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If this Interest Group is full and you would like another created, please contact the Interest Groups Coordinator.

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This group was established in November 2020. Our primary aim is to research local Benfleet History. We expect to move out into other nearby areas and eventually into Essex.

The Winter months are a prime time for us to use all methods such as word of mouth (family Memories), books, other documents, library, Benfleet Community Archive, Benfleet Historical Society, etc. to find out about the History of the area in which we live.

In the Spring and Summer, we plan to visit some of the lesser known villages and places of interest in Essex, tying this up with a lunch or tea in a local pub or café. We have not yet decided on a time day or day of the week for this to happen. We will update this information once it is agreed with everyone.

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Your Articles and Photos
Ian Phipps produces the Monthly History Supplement from your articles and contributions. Thank you Ian.

If you need contact details please contact Ian at History Supplement Editor and Marion at Local and Essex History Group.

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Completed topics:

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021 FOCUS - GHOST STORIES is available now at 202111 - Essex Ghost Stories

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 FOCUS - ESSEX VILLAGES is available now at 202109 - Essex Villages

JULY 2021 FOCUS - POSTCARDS is now available at 202107 - Postcards

JUNE 2021 FOCUS - BENFLEET EVENTS is now available at 202106 - Benfleet Events

MAY 2021 FOCUS - HISTORY OF BENFLEET CHURCHES (or nearby) is now available at 202105 - Local Churches

APRIL 2021 FOCUS - OLD CHARACTERS OF BENFLEET is now available at 202104 - Old Characters
Famous people, Notorious people, Interesting anecdotes and recollections.

MARCH 2021 FOCUS - BUSINESSES is now available at 202103 - Local Businesses
Another fascinating supplement on Businesses in the area covering significant business in the area plus a review of around the Tarpots area.

FEBRUARY 2021 FOCUS - BENFLEET SHOPS is now available at 202102 - Benfleet Shops
This contains several fascinating articles featuring the history of local Benfleet Shops.

JANUARY 2021 History Supplement is now available at 202101 - Local Farms Updated 27/01/2021.
This contains several articles featuring the history of local farms plus other topics.

DECEMBER 2020 History Supplement is now available at 202012 - General Area
This features articles on Ferry Road/Benfleet Creek, Wat Tyler Country Park, Daniel Defoe and Benfleet Water Tower.

FIRST HISTORY SUPPLEMENT NOVEMBER 2020: 202011 - Local Area updated 01/12/2020.
Read collated facts and personal history for Beamfleote, Hoy and Helmet pub, Half Crown pub, John Auborn Cook, Sapper Stanley Ellison, Tarpots Hall the Glanfields Building, Bread and Cheese Hill, Robert Drake and Southend Pier. A big thank you our group researchers and contributors.

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Art Blue Art Turquoise
Badminton1 Badminton2
Book Club Card and Board Games
Comparative Religion Culinary Experience
Darts Discussion 1
Discussion 2 Drawing
Family History Flower Arranging
French Garden Visits
Gardening Grumpy Old Women
Knit & Stitch Local and Essex History
Local Interest Lunch Club
Macs and Wellies Gardening Meditation
Naval & Military History Outings
Photography Scrabble
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Walking 5 miles+ Group 2 Walking upto 5 Miles
Wildlife Women in History