The archives forming the South East Essex Community Archive Network (SEECAN) have shown that there is a vast amount of information about the Social History of the communities held by families who have lived and in many cases still live in the areas.
There are however a number of communities that have not yet created an archive where this information can be recorded so that future generations can see how their community may have evolved. It is becoming more urgent to ensure this information is recorded before the progress of urbanisation completely over-runs the communities.
It has been decided therefore that if the communities surrounding our Laindon and District Archive wish to record the Social History of their area we will form a section for them on our site. If at a future date an archive is created specifically covering any of the areas we will transfer the relevant information.
Initially we are inviting West Horndon, Bulphan, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope and Fobbing to join. If however you are from another area and would like to be included just contact the Editor
If any areas would like to create their own archive please contact the Editor who will only be too happy to advise as to the best way forward to become part of SEECAN.