Benfleet Community Archive

Launched on the 5th March 2011

Our sister site the Benfleet Community Archive Website was launched today by Castle Point Mayor, Mr. David Cross at the Methodist Church in Benfleet High Road.

Benfleet website turned on by Mayor of Castle Point, Councillor David Cross

An exhibition of photographs from the area was displayed in the church hall and was available before the official launch at 11am.

Mark Thres, the Chairman of Benfleet Community Archive thanked all those who helped set up the archive from Essex Libraries and Essex Record Office as well as the Lottery Fund and local people who had already input their memories. Phil Coley the site’s webmaster talked about the site, how it worked and encouraged people to have a go. Our local MP Rebecca Harrison talked about her time ‘when she had a real job’ when she worked for Phillimore, a publishing company who specialises in local history books.

Finally Castle Point Mayor, Mr. David Cross pressed the button to officially launch the site.

The event was well represented by local people who hopefully will go on to use the site both as a resource or to upload their own pictures and memories.

The Canvey Community Archive would like to take this opportunity to wish the Benfleet CA every success in their venture. If you wish to visit the site click here.

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