This website is a developing collection of memories, photographs, stories and comments, forming the community history of Wickford – the town and its surrounding areas. In ‘Wickford’ we include Runwell, Battlesbridge, Shotgate, Rawreth, North Benfleet, Crays Hill, Downham and the Ramsdens – the boundaries are very flexible. You are invited to explore this history and to add to it, by adding comments to existing articles or providing new photographs, memories and personal histories. If you want to add an article to the site please click on the above “contribute” link. If you want to add a comment to any article please use the “Add your own comments” link at the bottom of the article.