The Lending Library

High Street, Canvey

By Janet Penn

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Lending Library' page
This tiny building was a library during WWI.

The building dates from 1905 situated in the High Street. It started life as an estate agents, then a library before becoming a shop then a home.

Does anyone remember it and where exactly on the High Street was it. Do you remember it as a shop? Do you know who owned and ran it?

Please comment below.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Lending Library' page
This page was added by Janet Penn on 28/04/2012.
Comments about this page

Pretty sure this was between the Clock House & Smallgains Corner next to Gleten Ave. It was pulled down in the late 1970's

By David Bullock
On 28/04/2012

Definitely between Clockhouse and Smallgains Corner. I remember it as a dwelling house but not anything else. Not sure when it ceased to be a library. It would have been opposite the old Bohemia Hall before it burned down. Oops not sure if this was the right name for this hall, The Bohemia may have been further round the corner, if so, what was this place called?

By Joan liddiard
On 05/04/2013

There was a Property called "The Elms" where David Bullock described it around 1910. As you stand in the High Street and look down Gleten Ave, it is the property on the right. Owner and occupier described as "Hannah BIRCHFIELD".

1918-1920 - Violet BREWSTER

1920-1925 - Mrs MARTIN

Also Clock House was opposite Bond Stores

By Martin Lepley
On 28/09/2017

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