WWI War Memorial Plaque

British Legion, Denham Road

By Janet Penn

This WWI plaque was attached to the first War Memorial which was erected in 1932 and situated on the corner of Craven Avenue and Long Road. It was removed when the War Memorial was moved to the Paddocks. The Plaque was presented to the Canvey Island Branch of the British Legion by Councillor Jennifer Howlett, The Mayor of Castle Point, on Saturday 30th March 1996. Today it is attched to the wall of the British Legion in Denham Road, not far from its original site.

Photo:WWI Memorial

WWI Memorial

Janet Penn

Photo:The original War Memorial on the corner of Craven Avenue and Long Road where it was erected in 1932. The ground was given to Canvey by George Chambers for this purpose in 1926.

The original War Memorial on the corner of Craven Avenue and Long Road where it was erected in 1932. The ground was given to Canvey by George Chambers for this purpose in 1926.

Photo:Home of Canvey's British Legion and current site of the WWI Plaque

Home of Canvey's British Legion and current site of the WWI Plaque

Janet Penn

This page was added by Janet Penn on 20/08/2010.
Comments about this page

My Father helped build the British Legion Hall. I have photos of him and fellow workers at the laying of the foundation stone. What happened to the memorial plaques dedicated to loved ones of both W.W.1 and W.W.2. these were mounted on the backs of chairs, which were used at all the meetings and social evenings. About 10 years ago I asked a Committee member the same question, he wasn't interested.!

By V Court
On 28/10/2010

V Court the archive would love to see copies of the pictures of your father laying the foundation stone. It is the buildings 60th anniversary in May next year.

By Janet Penn
On 28/10/2010