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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) covering historical matters both local and national.

During the summer months outings are arranged by the Outings Secretary to local historical sites and buildings.

The Society partakes in the annual Rochford Hundred Lecture held, on a rotating basis, in Rochford, South Benfleet and Canvey Island.

Dutch Cottage Canvey IslandThe Society is responsible for the staffing of and the displays at the Dutch Cottage Museum at Northwick Corner, Canvey Island. It is open to visitors on Spring and Summer Bank Holidays, on Sundays from the beginning of June to the end of September and on Wednesdays in July and August. On each occasion it’s open from 2.30 to 5pm.

There is no charge for entry but donations are encouraged.

Private visits can be made by arrangement through the Secretary.