Today’s post marks the start of Top Five Fortnight which will be five posts, which should take up a fortnight’s worth of posts on Beyond the Point. Each post will countdown to the no.1 resource tool/information centre relevant to Beyond the Point and all fans of this website. Not only is it to direct you to some great links, but also to say a thanks to those sites who have supported us, or given us pleasure viewing. For tonight, at number 5, it’s Benfleet Community Archive (http://www.benfleethistory.org.uk/) and Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk/). Both made with the same program/tool as Canvey Community Archive, these are two great places to learn more, and help others to by signing up and writing an article.
Benfleet Community Archive:
Similar to Hadleigh’s archive in design, and similar to all three aforementioned archives in navigation, this site is simple to use, modern, and has a sizable host of articles to read on a range of topics. I would definitely recommend visiting this site and taking a look around at http://www.benfleethistory.org.uk/. You will find that Benfleet has many more historical sites than you may be aware of, and is packed with a few curious tales and locations, such as the ghost at the Water Tower, or the abstract Shipright’s House you probably go by at least once a week. All this is over at the archive…
Hadleigh and Thundersley Community Archive:
I only stumbled upon this site recently, and I am pleased that I did! With an easy-to-navigate layout and design close to that of Benfleet’s Archive, this website will be familiar as soon as you first take a look at it. Set up only a year ago, it needs your help to boost it with articles, tales, pictures, and memories. It has a great selection of articles, although needs you to expand this database. Pop over to this great site http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk/ vital for preserving our history. It has some really comprehensive information, along with plenty of uncommon old pictures. Canvey stands under the rule of Hadleigh’s Castle, and is a popular view from the seawall. If you are interested in Canvey’s history then why not pay a visit to Hadleigh, Thundersley, and also Daws Heath’s archive, sign up – you’ll find this interesting too, and possibly even submit an article to help get it going furthermore!