Sale of the Jolly Boys Cafe and Amusements

The Worlds Fair October 21, 1944

For Sale, For Sale

As a going concern, either with the Freehold Property or on a rental, The business known as the

Jolly Boy’s Cafe and Amusements,
High Street, Canvey Island, Essex

Large Double Fronted Shop fitted as Sausage, Mash and Cafe Business. Large Dining Room adjoining. Scullery with Gas Water Heater which also heats the water for the bathroom upstairs. Cook??? fitted with two gas cookers installed. Very large Kitchen with Electric Stove. On the first floor is a sitting room, 5 bedrooms, bathroom etc. The fittings etc. include 2 Point ??? Penny Play Cranes, Seven various Main Tables, Batty Reserve Stop & Go, etc. Large National Cash Register, complete gas window range for Sausage and Mash, Tables, Chairs, Crockery, Water Heater, Plate Rack, etc. Electric Refrigerator, and others necessary for conduction of a Cafe business. Has and is still doing a steady, profitable trade in spite of the fact that this has been a restricted area since the war, but is not now. A fortune will be made here when hostilities cease, but the owner has too many other businesses on hand to attend to this one property.

Price required for the Goodwill, Fittings, etc, £1,500 and at this figure it is a genuine snip. If the Freehold Premises are required we require the sum of £3,000 for them, that is £4,500 for the Freehold Business., etc, complete, but will let if freehold not required at a Rental of £3. 10s. weekly inclusive of taxes etc., but the tenant to pay water rate.

Adjoining this property are about ?3 Plots of Ground with frontage to the High Street, which are scheduled for 4 shops or a large Amusement Arcade when materials are available. This ground will not be let, but will be sold to0 the buyer of the Freehold Cafe at a sum of £1,000, and it will be worth double this sum in a few years time from now.

Please Do Not trouble to write if you are seeking information without an idea of buying, as we have not the time to answer enquiries of this description. The business is good and will be a hundred times better.

Botterills, 2 Botterille Parade, High Street, Canvey-on Sea, Essex

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  • Where is Botterille Parade? Do you know?

    By Maureen Buckmaster (08/08/2012)
  • No idea Maureen, obviously it was, at one time, in the High Street. I would think it was the name of a parade of shops.

    By Janet Penn (08/08/2012)
  • We think Botterille’s Parade was where the Jolly boys cafe was. Next door to the cafe was spare ground where they kept chickens during W.W.2 .

    By val and harry court (16/10/2013)
  • This was our grandfathers shop I was born on the Island in 1944 to Ruth Coe nee Botterill.

    By hazel pope (13/04/2015)

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