An Ending for All Our Stories?

Links to aspects of the project!

In 2012, Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (H&TCA) applied for a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)* award in their All Our Stories programme; November 2012, SUCCESS!  

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A project montage

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 Our press release is shown in more detail on the {2012 article- click here}: which started: "We will use the grant to support local history fairs, encourage local people to share recollections in text and pictures."  
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Press Announcement

Local Press

We kept a public record of the project itself, using a blog at: click here.     There is also the less formal Twitter feed of James (Cunning) Murrell for which there is a link on the home page.   

All Our Stories was a small grant programme (now closed) launched in 2012 to support BBC Two’s The Great British Story.   Series presenter and historian Michael Wood, said: "... I am certain that fascinating and moving stories will be uncovered which will bring to life the excitement of local history.”   

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History Fair


The project finished in 2013 and has been completed with a HistoryPin archive accessible here.

Background to South East Essex Community Archives (SEECA) Following the continuing success of a pilot archive started on Canvey, a group of six archives {Laindon, Billericay, Wickford, Benfleet, Rochford and Hadleigh & Thundersley} was initially funded by an HLF grant in 2010, through the inspiration of Sue Hampson and Debbie Peers.   

By developing a wider audience for local heritage and culture through participation, the H&TCA volunteer editorial team helps participants develop their community; informing the future by making history today!  

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Tales out of School

G Cook

General guidance on the archive   To use the website, click on "How to Contribute" on the Home page for details on uploading your own words and pictures.   To contact H&TCA editors at other times, e-mail 

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has supported over 33,000 projects, allocating £4.9 billion across the UK. Website:

This page was added by Nick Turner on 17/04/2015.