Beyond the Point
Beyond the Point is an award winning organisation dedicated to revealing the unseen history of South-East Essex. Our mission is to archive and record the historic remains in your local area and to enlighten local residents on their local history. Our direct and hands-on approach sees the ‘BTP Boys’ adventure out and about to film, photograph and discover the local area. Our excursions cover many areas within Essex and beyond, discovering old structures and surviving remnants from the past. In addition to these unseen areas, we also have a keen interest in going behind the scenes and covering unique perspectives of more well known historic sites.
Beyond the Point was founded in 2011 by Canvey Island born and bred teenagers Joe Mander and Liam Heatherson. Aged 14 at the time, we enjoyed discovering and learning about our local history and wanted to share our discoveries with others. Within two years of running the site, we were awarded with the prestigious titles of ‘Best Online Community Website’ and ‘Best National Archive 2012′. Four years on we have done numerous presentations for community groups, held stalls at several community events and have even been involved in the campaign launch for ‘Explore Your Archive’ which was held at the Houses of Parliament.
We are enthusiastic to get other teenagers involved and work hard towards our digital media approach. We produce documentaries on the locations that we visit, entirely shot and edited by ourselves and also heavily photograph the sites to keep a permanent recollection of them.