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Great Pictures. Is Ernie Cox anything to do with the Cox Hotel at Leigh Beck? Where was the "Village Hall"? It says Canvey Road, perhaps opposite St Katherines Church where the School was?

By David Bullock
On 11/07/2008

The Village Hall was as you so rightly guessed Dave, opposite St Katherine's. There is a road there called Village Hall Close.

By Janet Penn
On 17/07/2008

Browsing your site, looked at the OAP Club photos and saw my late, much loved grandmother in most of them. Second row,third picture.Looking at the picture - the lady standing to the left of the woman in the wheelchair, with a light short coat, over a lighter dress. I remember that dress, it was pale blue. She was Mrs. Sarah Ada Noble, known as Ada. She lived at 12 Ellesmere Road, Canvey village. Moved in when the bungalow was built, (circ. 1930) with her husband Albert, and stayed until she died in 1970.
I remember Gran going to the OAP club in the old village hall, it was held on a Friday. I was 6 in 1954 and was in the 2nd Canvey Girls' Brigade as a cadet. After school, Long Road Infants, I used to walk to the hall to see my Gran before Girls' Brigade started. She used to help organise the refreshments, I used to go into the kitchen where she would always have a little cake waiting for me. She used to stay with me until Mrs.Jesse Cass, 2nd Canvey Captain arrived. She was an amazing woman, great organiser and well liked. She is buried in St Kathrines cemetery, along with a great number of my relatives.

Jacqui Smith
Western Australia

By Jacqui Smith
On 08/03/2009

Thanks for your comments Jacqui - I noticed the email address you registered with isn't working so you may wish to check it - Dave

By David Bullock
On 08/03/2009

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