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Janet, not to be picky but wasn't the Green Gables Cafe called the Green Glades Restaurant. I used to spend time there in the late 40s I knew Mr Liddiard and his family quite well.

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By Canvey Joe
On 22/06/2008

Thanks Joe. The name was written on the back of the photo and I had no idea if it was correct or not. I have now corrected it.

By Janet Penn
On 22/06/2008

I've only ever seen the Bear with the rowing boat next to it - many of these are new to me. Particularly the Lakeside Corner one as these shops are still there today (Island Carpets).

By David Bullock
On 24/06/2008

Hi, is the picture of the thorney bay camp, now where thorney bay caravan park is?

By sean barham
On 20/02/2010

Hi Sean - The picture of the Thorney Bay sign is at Jones Corner (I believe) and yes the same camp - Thorney Bay

By David Bullock
On 20/02/2010

Wonderful, clear photos! As a non- Canvey person, can someone tell me - where is Jones corner? Is M. Fletcher's shop on the corner of Adelsburg Road and is that Lakeside Corner? Pat

By Pat Smith
On 10/03/2011

Pat, Jones Corner is down Long Road at the junction with Craven Road. Jones shop used to be on the corner. Fletchers shop was at the junction of Furtherwick Road, Waarden Road and Knightswick Road. The shop is still there and is now a carpet shop.

By Janet Penn
On 10/03/2011

This is very interesting I just learned today that my mother was in this flood and separated from family for a time. She mentioned a family of 16, that only had 4 survivors. U never know what is in someone past even ur own parents

By Sean Tyll
On 20/03/2011

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