Wickford Community Archive

Help us to preserve yesterday for tomorrow

The Wickford Community Archive is a website created and being developed by local volunteers, preserving our history for the future. We need memories, photographs and local knowledge of Wickford, of the distant past and of more recent times. 'Wickford', for the purpose of this Archive, includes Runwell, Shotgate, Rawreth, North Benfleet, Crays Hill, Downham and the Ramsdens, although the boundaries are very flexible.


Wickford History Day

Saturday 9th May, 2015

Victory in Europe Day, often known as V-E Day, VE Day, or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8th May 1945.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of this day we held our annual exhibition of photographs, memories and artefacts, at Christ Church hall, Wickford, between 10a.m. and 4p.m. on the nearest weekend - Saturday 9th May, 2015.

Members of the archive were available to listen and talk to visitors about memories of Wickford, and to copy photographs onto the archive website. Just over 150 came to the exhibition, some from a distance - Colchester and Southampton.


Want to play your part?

First you'll need to register a username and password. Then you can add pages to the site.

If you would like to join our group of volunteers recording people's oral histories and researching topics of local interest please contact us by email wickfordhistory@gmail.com or through Wickford Library 01268 732354.

Perhaps you would like to discuss informally how you might contribute to the archive, so why not visit us at one of our Memory Desks. (For details of their times, please see 'Meet the Archive Group').                                

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