Phil Coley

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Page link: Benfleet Water and Weather
Benfleet Water and Weather
A display at the Library
Page link: Demolition of Tilbury Power Station's chimneys
Demolition of Tilbury Power Station's chimneys
Demolished 8 am Thursday 28th September 2017
Page link: The Battle of Beamfleot (Benfleet)
The Battle of Beamfleot (Benfleet)
An amateur map from 1955
Page link: George William Ross (5)
George William Ross (5)
Killed at Gallipoli
Page link: The Mayor's Reception on Armed Forces Day
The Mayor's Reception on Armed Forces Day
Held in the atrium of CPDC Offices
Page link: CPDC Mayors Speech On Armed Forces Day 20th June 2016
CPDC Mayors Speech On Armed Forces Day 20th June 2016
A speech to the forces and in memory of Sapper Ellison
Page link: Armed Forces Day Flag Raising
Armed Forces Day Flag Raising
Raising the flag in the downpour on Monday 20th June 2016
Page link: Sapper Ellison Way
Sapper Ellison Way
Naming ceremony on Monday 20th June 2016
Page link: Lighting a Beacon to celebrate her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.
Lighting a Beacon to celebrate her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.
Event took place on the RSPB West Canvey Marsh site
Page link: Able Seaman Stanley Gordon King (13)  UPDATED
Able Seaman Stanley Gordon King (13) UPDATED
Died aged 17 at the Battle of Ancre
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"Memory Gathering" at Benfleet Library
Bring your photos, documents and memories along
Page link: Speeches at the Bridge Pile Driving Luncheon
Speeches at the Bridge Pile Driving Luncheon
These are reconstructions of speeches made on 21st May 1930
Page link: Crossing the Creek and Progress in building the bridge
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.
Page link: A report of the Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
A report of the Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
In the Benfleet Gazette of 23rd May 1930
Page link: Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
Canvey Bridge Pile Driving Ceremony
The first pile is driven in by Essex Lord Lieut. R.B. Colvin on Wed. 21st May 1930
Page link: Electricity comes to Benfleet
Electricity comes to Benfleet
Switched on Thursday 30th January 1930
Page link: Smuggler's Store found at Old Hoye Inn
Smuggler's Store found at Old Hoye Inn
Newspaper report 19th August 1913
Page link: Benfleet's WW1 Special Constables
Benfleet's WW1 Special Constables
The men who served on the Home Front during WW1
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"Blood Moon" over Benfleet
Super Moon Lunar Eclipse 28th September 2015
Page link: Mr Joyce on HMS London 1942-46
Mr Joyce on HMS London 1942-46
To Alexandria and the Far East
Page link: Mr Joyce receives a Russian Ushakov medal
Mr Joyce receives a Russian Ushakov medal
For being part of the WW2 Arctic Convoys
Page link: Mr Joyce's memories of HMS London and PQ17
Mr Joyce's memories of HMS London and PQ17
He served in the Royal Navy on the arctic convoys during WW2.
Page link: Benfleet Yacht Club towed away
Benfleet Yacht Club towed away
The 1840 Light Ship being towed away in 1984
Page link: CSI Benfleet
CSI Benfleet
Benfleet Police Station reopens as a temporary base for the CSI team
Page link: Route to Canvey from Benfleet changed in 1828
Route to Canvey from Benfleet changed in 1828
A change which ultimately destroyed Benfleet High Street
Page link: Medieval Roads in Benfleet
Medieval Roads in Benfleet
No significant changes for over a thousand years
Page link: Saxon Roads in Benfleet c 500 AD
Saxon Roads in Benfleet c 500 AD
How rising sea levels changed the road layout
Page link: Roman Roads in Benfleet around 250 AD
Roman Roads in Benfleet around 250 AD
Connecting Canvey and Hadleigh to the wider world
Page link: Pre-Roman Roads in Benfleet
Pre-Roman Roads in Benfleet
Evidence to show that Benfleet did not exist before the Romans came
Page link: Harold Edward Victor King (26)
Harold Edward Victor King (26)
Died during the Capture of Jerusalem
Page link: Princess Mary's 1914 Christmas Gift
Princess Mary's 1914 Christmas Gift
All serving Benfleet troops would have received this.
Page link: My Rags and Riches Life - By a Queen of the Silent Movie
My Rags and Riches Life - By a Queen of the Silent Movie
Forgotten in Benfleet . . . an old-time star tells her story - Report by Denise Shaw
Page link: Houseboat Fire in 1956
Houseboat Fire in 1956
Tragic death of three year old twins.
Page link: The 1914 Christmas Truce
The 1914 Christmas Truce
A letter owned by a Benfleet resident
Page link: The Benfleet Wreaths laid on Remembrance Sunday 2014
The Benfleet Wreaths laid on Remembrance Sunday 2014
These are the wreaths laid on the War Memorial
Page link: Benfleet Remembrance Service
Benfleet Remembrance Service
Video of the service
Page link: Benfleet Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2014
Benfleet Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2014
During the 100th Anniversary year of the start of WW1
Page link: Belgravia Flowers honours the war dead
Belgravia Flowers honours the war dead
Poppy Window display at 188 High Road
Page link: The changing shop fronts of 302 High Road
The changing shop fronts of 302 High Road
Frankie's Rain or Shine opens
Page link: Ralf Hubert Robinson (22)
Ralf Hubert Robinson (22)
Awarded a Military Medal
Page link: Harold Francis Box (37)
Harold Francis Box (37)
Near Valenciennes
Page link: Alec James Arnup (36)
Alec James Arnup (36)
The Battle of the Selle
Page link: William James Ernest Revell (35)
William James Ernest Revell (35)
Start of the Flu Pandemic
Page link: John Maclure (34)
John Maclure (34)
Killed with sinking of SS Mesaba
Page link: Archibald Arthur Weller (33)
Archibald Arthur Weller (33)
War crime of sinking of H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle
Page link: Samuel Sargent (32)
Samuel Sargent (32)
Battle of Hazebrouck
Page link: Charles Walter Thurtell (30)
Charles Walter Thurtell (30)
Third man to die in a week
Page link: Frederick Edwin Farr (28)
Frederick Edwin Farr (28)
Brother of Albert George Farr (19)
Page link: George Frederick Arthur Parry (27)
George Frederick Arthur Parry (27)
Killed at Vimy Ridge
Page link: Harry Albert Gray (25)
Harry Albert Gray (25)
Died at Third Battle of Ypres
Page link: Wilfred Walter Jennings (24)
Wilfred Walter Jennings (24)
Battle of the Menin Road Ridge
Page link: Henry Gordon Kelsey (21)
Henry Gordon Kelsey (21)
Died as a POW
Page link: Albert William Peters (20)
Albert William Peters (20)
Died of wounds on the Western Front
Page link: Albert George Farr (19)
Albert George Farr (19)
Died in the Arras Sector
Page link: John Leslie Patrick Gifford (18)
John Leslie Patrick Gifford (18)
Died from wounds received at Beaumont-Hamel
Page link: Alfred Owen Miles (17)
Alfred Owen Miles (17)
Died of Pneumonia
Page link: Ernest Albert Jennings (16)
Ernest Albert Jennings (16)
Appealed against Conscription
Page link: Private Charles Albert Pearce (14)
Private Charles Albert Pearce (14)
LaClytte and Ridge Wood
Page link: Signaller William Charles Gladwin (12)
Signaller William Charles Gladwin (12)
The Australian Contingent
Page link: Private William Martin (11)
Private William Martin (11)
Died on the Somme
Page link: Private Harry Henry Christie (10)
Private Harry Henry Christie (10)
Died of Wounds - Ypres Salient
Page link: Private Harold Browne (7)
Private Harold Browne (7)
Canadian Troops in France
Page link: Rifleman Frank Smith (6)
Rifleman Frank Smith (6)
First Use of Flamethrowers in Battle
Page link: John Jennings (4)
John Jennings (4)
Dies at Ypres
Page link: Reginald Weller (3)
Reginald Weller (3)
Killed in Trenches at Kemmel Chateau
Page link: Stanley Moor Chiles (2)
Stanley Moor Chiles (2)
Died on the Aboukir
Page link: BCA Sponsors
BCA Sponsors
These companies support the running of the BCA
Page link: Zeppelin Raid on Southend
Zeppelin Raid on Southend
An eye witness report from Benfleet
Page link: The Benfleet Regatta 1907 to 1913
The Benfleet Regatta 1907 to 1913
A family fun day of water and land entertainment
Page link: A Day out at Clacton? for Benfleet Children
A Day out at Clacton? for Benfleet Children
Lily Pigrome: family and friends
Page link: Benfleet in 1923
Benfleet in 1923
The shops and people around Benfleet on 30th August 1923
Page link: Canvey Flood of 1953
Canvey Flood of 1953
A documentary by the Kents Hill Junior School Radio Club
Page link: Who was Albert Boston?
Who was Albert Boston?
Benfleet's Film Studio Owner
Page link: Jet Garage - Bread and Cheese Hill - Benfleet
Jet Garage - Bread and Cheese Hill - Benfleet
Rare cine film from about 1965/66
Page link: Tarpots Corner, Benfleet 1968 Flood
Tarpots Corner, Benfleet 1968 Flood
A rare cine recording of Tarpots Corner after three days of rain
Page link: Who Was Mrs Lucia Mary Boston (aka Kitty Lee)?
Who Was Mrs Lucia Mary Boston (aka Kitty Lee)?
The mystery who she was and where she came from
Page link: Carter-Boston Film Studio in the Newspapers
Carter-Boston Film Studio in the Newspapers
And the mystery of why nothing appears in The Benfleet and District Weekly Gazette after 1928
Page link: I Knew Mrs Boston
I Knew Mrs Boston
The memories of Elaine Worster who, when a child, met Mrs Boston.
Page link: Carter Boston Film Studios in 1928
Carter Boston Film Studios in 1928
Two articles in the Southend Times for October 1928
Page link: The little old lady who said
The little old lady who said "no" to fame is dead
Report of Kitty Lee's death in the Evening Echo
Page link: Chloe Rogers Helps Open Paralympic Event
Chloe Rogers Helps Open Paralympic Event
The 2012 Hockey Bronze Medallist visits Benfleet
Page link: Hadleigh Olympic Torch moves to Basildon
Hadleigh Olympic Torch moves to Basildon
The last Torchbearer arrives at Rayleigh Weir
Page link: Hadleigh Olympic Torch - Mountain Bike Section
Hadleigh Olympic Torch - Mountain Bike Section
Dan Jarvis carries the Torch around the track
Page link: Hadleigh Olympic Torch
Hadleigh Olympic Torch
Police Protection
Page link: South East Essex Community Archives
South East Essex Community Archives
Launch event at Essex Record Office Saturday 2nd April 2011
Page link: Benfleet Community Archive First Birthday
Benfleet Community Archive First Birthday
A report of the Exhibition on the 10th March 2012
Page link: Benfleet Community Archive Launch
Benfleet Community Archive Launch
A video summary of the launch
Page link: The Bunker and The Barrier
The Bunker and The Barrier
A video of the BCA visits to each
Page link: Launch of Tilbury and Chadwell Memories
Launch of Tilbury and Chadwell Memories
Latest Community Archive site launched on Sunday 1st April 2012
Page link: BCA Newsletter
BCA Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Page link: Benfleet High Street
Benfleet High Street
From quiet road to busy road
Page link: Benfleet Station Taxi Rank
Benfleet Station Taxi Rank
From horses to horsepower
Page link: The Terrace, Station Road
The Terrace, Station Road
From shop to house
Page link: Benfleet Creek
Benfleet Creek
From flow of water to flow of traffic
Page link: The House Within A House
The House Within A House
A Victorian Overcoat over a 200 year old frame
Page link: The Tarpots Christmas Lights 2011
The Tarpots Christmas Lights 2011
Private annual light display
Page link: Peter and Olive Nunn
Peter and Olive Nunn
Memories of Benfleet
Page link: The Benfleet Community Archive Banner
The Benfleet Community Archive Banner
How we came up with the design
Page link: Benfleet Community Archive at the Hadleigh Launch
Benfleet Community Archive at the Hadleigh Launch
Our stall in Hadleigh Old Fire Station
Page link: Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive
Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive
Official launch at Hadleigh's Old Fire Station
Page link: The Carter-Boston Film Producing Company
The Carter-Boston Film Producing Company
Evidence for its existence
Page link: The Carter-Boston Film Producing Company
The Carter-Boston Film Producing Company
Benfleet's 1930's film production company
Page link: South East Essex Community Archives
South East Essex Community Archives
Launch speeches at ERO 2nd April 2011
Page link: Laindon & District Community Archive
Laindon & District Community Archive
Launch Event at Laindon Library
Page link: Benfleet Community Archive Launch
Benfleet Community Archive Launch
Rebecca Harris MP at the launch
Page link: Benfleet Community Archive Launch
Benfleet Community Archive Launch
Launch Day Sat 5th March 2011
Page link: Iris Sugg
Iris Sugg
From the Echo 19th March 2007
Page link: The Susannah Howard Stone
The Susannah Howard Stone
Thames Hoymen and Lightermen
Page link: Open Day and Official Website Launch
Open Day and Official Website Launch
5th March, Benfleet Methodist Church
Page link: Ray View
Ray View
Picture of Maternity Home