The Chambers Family

Recently, George Chambers,87, has given the Archive access to a wealth of family and local memorabilia in the form of written memories, photos and newspaper-cuttings.

The Chambers family played a very important role in the development and shaping of Canvey Island in the 20th century. With so much material available we hope to illustrate this involvment in several sections, which may not initially be in chronological order.

Firstly' George has taken the time to write an amusing account of his memories of living and working on his family's farms at Furtherwick and Little Gypps;

Page link: Goddard Bungalow 1925
Goddard Bungalow 1925
Old Leigh Beck. A Railway Carriage Retreat.
Page link: Large Bi-plane stranded near Furtherwick Farm
Large Bi-plane stranded near Furtherwick Farm
From George Chambers Collection
Page link: Canvey's 'Grand Old Man' Dies
Canvey's 'Grand Old Man' Dies
Mr G H J Chambers (1872-1951)
Page link: Little Gypps Farm
Little Gypps Farm
Written by George Chambers
Page link: Sale Catalogue 1921
Sale Catalogue 1921
Furtherwick & Little Gypps Farms
Page link: Furtherwick Farm
Furtherwick Farm
Written by George Chambers
Page link: Lowering the High St/London Rd 1928
Lowering the High St/London Rd 1928
Series of photos donated by George Chambers