Margaret March

My pages:

Page link: The Lighthouse Public House
The Lighthouse Public House
Demolished 2010
Page link: The Houseboat 'Jessica'
The Houseboat 'Jessica'
Moored in Church Creek in the 1940's or 50's
Page link: The Radio-Active Fango Baths Ltd
The Radio-Active Fango Baths Ltd
A development to terrify
Page link: The Benfleet Tavern
The Benfleet Tavern
A new pub sign
Page link: 73 Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
73 Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
How things have changed
Page link: St George's Garden
St George's Garden
Hard work redesigning the garden
Page link: Appleton School Opens New 6th Form
Appleton School Opens New 6th Form
Newspaper report Sept 4th 2015
Page link: Old Routes From South Benfleet to Wickford
Old Routes From South Benfleet to Wickford
Rushbottom Lane via North Benfleet
Page link: Rushbottom Lane and Eversley Road 1960's
Rushbottom Lane and Eversley Road 1960's
Ruts and mud - memories from Doreen Hawkins
Page link: The Hub - The Olympic Legacy
The Hub - The Olympic Legacy
Opening in April 2015
Page link: St Mary's Church 10K Challenge
St Mary's Church 10K Challenge
Run, Cycle or Walk to raise funds
Page link: 1936 Footpaths Pictures and Routes
1936 Footpaths Pictures and Routes
To the new Thames Estuary Path
Page link: Olympic Legacy On The Downs
Olympic Legacy On The Downs
No more muddy tracks
Page link: The Clergymen and Life at St George's Church
The Clergymen and Life at St George's Church
Bazaars, children's groups, dancing and much more.
Page link: The Houseboat 'The Lark'
The Houseboat 'The Lark'
Mabel Mary Medhurst-Cook born 1868
Page link: Souvenir of Benfleet
Souvenir of Benfleet
Small china pot with three Saxon Seaxes
Page link: St George's Church Hall
St George's Church Hall
Plans for New Church Hall and Raising the Money
Page link: St George's Church 1926 - 1962
St George's Church 1926 - 1962
Daughter Church to St Peter's
Page link: St George's Church - Can You Help?
St George's Church - Can You Help?
50 years since the opening of the new church.
Page link: Elizabeth Ireland
Elizabeth Ireland
New Contemporary Art 2013
Page link: Teddy Boys Hang Out At Mendozer's 1954
Teddy Boys Hang Out At Mendozer's 1954
The coffee bar at Tarpots
Page link: Dark Lane Caravan Site 1961
Dark Lane Caravan Site 1961
Finding accommodation was difficult
Page link: The Tarpots Public House
The Tarpots Public House
Staff of the Tarpots Public House 1944
Page link: Benfleet Man Witness to Atomic Bomb Tests
Benfleet Man Witness to Atomic Bomb Tests
On Christmas Island 1958 - 1959
Page link: Rushbottom Lane School 1940's
Rushbottom Lane School 1940's
There were bullet holes in the ceiling
Page link: London Marathon 2013
London Marathon 2013
Benfleet pensioner 5th for her age group
Page link: Jotman's Hall Primary School 1978 -79
Jotman's Hall Primary School 1978 -79
Class picture and football team
Page link: Appleton School 1982
Appleton School 1982
Class picture
Page link: Cumberland Avenue, Flood Sept 1968
Cumberland Avenue, Flood Sept 1968
Elderly couple rescued by group of neighbours
Page link: One of the old homes of Benfleet
One of the old homes of Benfleet
2013 land for redevelopment
Page link: School Boy Memories From the Late 1930's
School Boy Memories From the Late 1930's
Benfleet School, The Summer Fair, The High Road Shops
Page link: 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment Cadet Force Band 1942
2nd Battalion Essex Regiment Cadet Force Band 1942
How this led to a semi professional music career.
Page link: Peter Freeman, Insurance Agent during Canvey Island Flood.
Peter Freeman, Insurance Agent during Canvey Island Flood.
I couldn't get on the Island for six weeks
Page link: Vange Marsh RSPB Site
Vange Marsh RSPB Site
A Nature Reserve Next to Benfleet
Page link: Residents of Brook Road talk about the '68 Flood
Residents of Brook Road talk about the '68 Flood
Everything had to be thrown away.
Page link: Report from 'The Southend Standard'
Report from 'The Southend Standard'
Benfleet Floods September 19th 1968
Page link: Local Councillor Alf Partridge Rows Across the Playing Fields
Local Councillor Alf Partridge Rows Across the Playing Fields
Flash Flooding in Brook Road Sept 1968
Page link: The Development of Felstead Road
The Development of Felstead Road
Why was it at one time called Rectory Road?
Page link: German Junkers 88 Aircraft Crash on the Old Golf Course
German Junkers 88 Aircraft Crash on the Old Golf Course
I am sure we only just escaped with our lives.
Page link: Lieutenant-Commander Charles Wines - aka Charlie Wines
Lieutenant-Commander Charles Wines - aka Charlie Wines
Fleet Air Arm Drafting Office c.1960 to c. 1982
Page link: The Army Camp
The Army Camp
On the area that is now the Bird Estate
Page link: Benfleet Camera  Club 1983 - 1984
Benfleet Camera Club 1983 - 1984
Annual Competition Results 1984
Page link: Tales From Percy Cox's Shop Bike 1952 -1956
Tales From Percy Cox's Shop Bike 1952 -1956
An insight into how local shops delivered their goods
Page link: Sidney James Batchford
Sidney James Batchford
Farm Labourer at Jotman's Farm before 1945
Page link: Summer Holidays in St Osyths - 1950's
Summer Holidays in St Osyths - 1950's
It took a whole day to get there.
Page link: Shopping at Tarpots 1950's
Shopping at Tarpots 1950's
Things were very different
Page link: Doreen Batchford's Childhood Memories - 1950's
Doreen Batchford's Childhood Memories - 1950's
New Thundersley Primary School - To 1950's Living Conditions.
Page link: Benfleet School Reception Centre For Flood Victims 1953
Benfleet School Reception Centre For Flood Victims 1953
A Teacher's Memories of the Canvey flood
Page link: Miss Bass's First Impressions of Benfleet
Miss Bass's First Impressions of Benfleet
A New Teacher at Benfleet School 1945
Page link: Benfleet Rangers 1967
Benfleet Rangers 1967
Can you put names to faces?
Page link: Benfleet Junior School Sports Teams - Boys
Benfleet Junior School Sports Teams - Boys
Winners of the Benfleet Shield 1958 - 1959
Page link: Benfleet V Southend Manor at Roots Hall 1986-7
Benfleet V Southend Manor at Roots Hall 1986-7
Southend Charity Football Competition
Page link: The Class of 1954/5 Benfleet School?
The Class of 1954/5 Benfleet School?
Can you add names to faces?
Page link: Benfleet Junior School Netball Teams 1945 -1960
Benfleet Junior School Netball Teams 1945 -1960
Miss Bass Leads Girls to Netball Triumph
Page link: Benfleet - A Royal Forest 1163 - 1552
Benfleet - A Royal Forest 1163 - 1552
The Local Royal Connections
Page link: Benfleet man Keith Musto wins Olympic Silver Medal
Benfleet man Keith Musto wins Olympic Silver Medal
The Flying Dutchman Class - Toyko 1964
Page link: 'There's a pub at the bottom of his garden!'
'There's a pub at the bottom of his garden!'
Newspaper article from 'The Local Review' 1962
Page link: Benfleet Cricket Club in the 1960s
Benfleet Cricket Club in the 1960s
Social and Team Pictures
Page link: Benfleet Brownies 1950's
Benfleet Brownies 1950's
Do you recognise anyone?
Page link: St Mary's  Church Bell Ringers
St Mary's Church Bell Ringers
Can you put names to faces?
Page link: Bowers Gifford Golf Course
Bowers Gifford Golf Course
Did it re-open after the Second World War?
Page link: Jotman's Farm and a love of wildlife
Jotman's Farm and a love of wildlife
Memories of a school boy
Page link: Queen's Coronation - Tea Party and Bonfire At Howard's Farm (now Jotman's Farm)
Queen's Coronation - Tea Party and Bonfire At Howard's Farm (now Jotman's Farm)
Were you there, do you have any memories or pictures?
Page link: Guy Fawkes Celebration
Guy Fawkes Celebration
Bonfires in the road
Page link: Boyce Hill Golf Club
Boyce Hill Golf Club
Old pictures
Page link: Poynetts Farm
Poynetts Farm
New House rises from the ashes
Page link: The New Benfleet Yacht Club
The New Benfleet Yacht Club
Officially Opened 1st Sept 1984
Page link: The Hoy and Helmet Public House
The Hoy and Helmet Public House
Old and New Pictures
Page link: Renovations and Extensions at The Hoy & Helmet 1930's
Renovations and Extensions at The Hoy & Helmet 1930's
Photographs from the Landlord's daughter
Page link: Two Generations of the Phillips family as Landlords at The Hoy
Two Generations of the Phillips family as Landlords at The Hoy
Memories from the landlord's granddaughter 1917 - 1959
Page link: Snowy Benfleet 2010
Snowy Benfleet 2010
It was the coldest December in over 100 years.
Page link: Pictures of Church Creek, Benfleet 1930 - 1951
Pictures of Church Creek, Benfleet 1930 - 1951
Houseboats and Swimming in the Creek
Page link: Benfleet Yacht Club's Young Heroes
Benfleet Yacht Club's Young Heroes
The Floods of 1953 including Benfleet High Street
Page link: Vikings come to Benfleet 1994?
Vikings come to Benfleet 1994?
Celebrating St Mary's Church
Page link: Bertie Bardell's Memories of Benfleet
Bertie Bardell's Memories of Benfleet
From school days to wartime bombs and search lights on Boyce Hill.
Page link: Benfleet Football Club
Benfleet Football Club
Can you help?
Page link: Stan Fisher
Stan Fisher
Sea Scout Master and Special Police Inspector
Page link: Sir Bernard Braine
Sir Bernard Braine
Member of Parliament and Father of the House
Page link: Life at 2 Station Cottages in 1930's - 1940's
Life at 2 Station Cottages in 1930's - 1940's
The Life of a Signalman's Son
Page link: Benfleet & District Rifle Club 1946
Benfleet & District Rifle Club 1946
Young Guns Cup Winners
Page link: The Bardell Family
The Bardell Family
A family that worked for Essex County Council
Page link: St Mary's Road Benfleet  - 1930's and 2011
St Mary's Road Benfleet - 1930's and 2011
Look how much it has changed.
Page link: Sailing, Sand and Sunshine
Sailing, Sand and Sunshine
Do you have any stories or pictures to share?
Page link: Aerofilms Photographs Between 1960 and 1981
Aerofilms Photographs Between 1960 and 1981
See the changes - Benfleet Station and Creek
Page link: Race Day Pictures at Benfleet Yacht Club 1930 -1940 approx
Race Day Pictures at Benfleet Yacht Club 1930 -1940 approx
Can you help name some of the people?
Page link: Lieutenant - Commander Charles H Wines DCM RN
Lieutenant - Commander Charles H Wines DCM RN
A Benfleet Pilot's War 1939 - 1945
Page link: Benfleet Station, and the High Street in pictures.
Benfleet Station, and the High Street in pictures.
Gilbert Wines's pictorial Collection
Page link: Views of Bread and Cheese Hill
Views of Bread and Cheese Hill
Do you know where its name came from?
Page link: Hall Farm Close 1954 and 2011
Hall Farm Close 1954 and 2011
How things have changed
Page link: A Special Constable's Memories 1952 -1981
A Special Constable's Memories 1952 -1981
Audio clip of old style policing
Page link: Salt Box Cottage, High Road
Salt Box Cottage, High Road
Do you know the history of Salt Box Cottage?
Page link: Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Unexploded Bombs and Doodle Bugs
Wartime Memories of a Teenager
Page link: The Residential Growth of Benfleet
The Residential Growth of Benfleet
Summer Garden Parties
Page link: Benfleet Cricket Club Team 1925
Benfleet Cricket Club Team 1925
Do you have any stories or pictures?
Page link: Benfleet Tennis Club
Benfleet Tennis Club
Do you have any stories or pictures?
Page link: Sailing Dinghy For Benfleet Yacht Club
Sailing Dinghy For Benfleet Yacht Club
The Benfleet One Design - 1936
Page link: Pictures of The Benfleet Downs
Pictures of The Benfleet Downs
A Beautiful Public Space
Page link: RAF Meteor Jet Crash
RAF Meteor Jet Crash
Eye witness account
Page link: Essex Way Water
Essex Way Water
Strange weather events
Page link: Motorbike Scrambling on the Downs
Motorbike Scrambling on the Downs
Oral History of Richard Yetton Recorded January 2011
Page link: South Benfleet and Canvey Bowls Club
South Benfleet and Canvey Bowls Club
Renovation of the Club House
Page link: Sweet Briar Farm
Sweet Briar Farm
Memories from the 1950's and 60's
Page link: Benfleet Downs
Benfleet Downs
Public Open Space
Page link: Football clubs
Football clubs
Benfleet Methodists Football Team 1957-58
Page link: The Benfleet Constabulary before 1957
The Benfleet Constabulary before 1957
Wartime Specials and Cemetery Corner Police Houses