Add your own memories


Benfleet Community Archive is creating a digital archive of Benfleet's history. We cover the areas of South Benfleet including the Benfleet Downs, Hopes Green, Tarpots and North Benfleet.

We need help from the Community in order to populate the archive. Can you help by:

  • Contribute your own research  using the website.
  • Make comments about articles  on the website.
  • Letting us  record your memories of South Benfleet
  • Lending us your photographs  to make digital copies. 
  • Lending us your documents  to make digital copies.

To contact us then please email us at or ring us on 0785 265 6273.

If you do not wish your photographs and documents to be out of your sight, then we can visit you and use our mobile scanner to copy them. Alternatively we will be having sessions at the Benfleet Library where the copies can also be made.

Key Supporters

The Archive would not have been possible without the hard work and initiative of Essex County Council Libraries and The Essex Record Office in supporting the entire scheme and in particular preparing a successful bid with the Heritage Lottery Fund for funds to support this and five other archive projects in South East Essex.

We also work in close association with the Benfleet and District Historical Society

We have three commercial sponsors, Countryside EstatesT Cribb & Sons and Alan Simpson & Co Solicitors, whose financial contributions offset some of the running costs of the site enabling us to concentrate on recording more Benfleet history.

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