Beach house at the end of Seaview road Canvey, much as it must have looked in the late forties, before all the house building and seawall improvements after the 1953 floods .
I am unsure if still stands, but I remember spending much time there with the Thoupos boys, whose father owned it in the fifties. The rest of the scenery is evocative of my own childhood, where Canvey Island was much the same as it had been when Harry was a child. It was only in the sixties, seventies and eighties that everything changed for the worse. DPR