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Benfleet and District Historical Society

The Society was started in 1955 and since then has enjoyed a successful series of regular monthly meetings (usually during the winter months) covering historical matters both local and national.

During the summer months our Outings Secretary arranges visits for members to local historical sites and buildings. These can be booked in advance at the AGM. If trips are fully booked we hold a Waiting List to fill spaces that may arise during the year.

The Dutch Cottage on Canvey Island is also normally open during the summer but in 2022 it will not be open until July. Enquiries can be made to the Curator (01268 698276) who will have the latest list of opening dates. We hope to be able to offer the Cottage again for private visits for groups also from July.

The web site gives details of our Meetings for the year. These are held at Richmond Hall in Benfleet.

Dutch Cottage Canvey Island