Welcome to South East Essex Community Archives

In addition to this website volunteers from Wickford, Hadleigh and Thundersley, Billericay, Laindon and District, Benfleet, Rochford District and Tilbury and Chadwell are busy recording their hometowns’ histories on their local history websites.

The volunteer groups were set up with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund working in association with the Essex Record Office and Essex County Council Libraries to build an archive of the counties social and physical history. 

Using these web pages you can find out more information that will allow you to enhance your knowledge of the evolution of the various local communities. They also provide information about the project and Community Archives in general, as well as links to the seven groups' websites.

Teachers can with the aid of the local team and website enhance the and make the outline teaching resource information more relevant to you school.

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