Local Organisations - 1949

Canvey Island Guide and Chronicle


St Katherine’s Church

Places of Worship

St. Katherine’s Parish Church (C. of E.), The Village; Rev. A. J. Mortimer, M.A. Services: every Sunday; Holy Communion 8 a.m., Matins 11.15 a.m., Sunday School 3 p.m., Evensong 6.30 p.m. Last Sundays, Holy Eucharist after Matins (11.15) and Festivals. Thursdays, Holy Communion, 10 a.m.

St. Anne’s Church (C. of E.), Leigh Beck. First and third Sundays, Holy Communion 9.30 a.m. Sunday School 3 p.m. ; Evensong 6.30 p.m.

Our Lady of Canvey and the English Martyrs (R.C.), Long Road; Father B. |. Manning. Sundays and Holidays of Obligation, Mass 9.45 a.m. Evening Service 6.30.

Baptist Church, High Street, Leigh Beck; Pastor, The Rev. G. W. Hodgson. Sundays: Morning 11 a.m., Sunday School 3 p.m., Evening 6.30. Tuesdays: Christian Endeavour 7.15 p.m. Wednesdays: Women’s Friendly 6.30 p.m.

Salvation Army, Mitchell’s Avenue, Small Gains; O.C. 2nd Lieut. Kenneth A. Taylor. Sundays : Holiness 11 a.m., Sunday School 3 p.m., Salvation 6.30 p.m. Wednesdays: General Service 7.30 p.m. Thursdays : Women’s Meeting 3 p.m.

Society of Friends, Whittier Hall, Leigh Beck. Sundays: Public Worship 11.15 a.m. Fridays: Bible Study 7 p.m.

Elim Pentecostal Church, Rainbow Road; Pastor, Miss E. Virr. Sundays: Holy Communion 11 a.m., Sunday School 3 p.m., Gospel Service 6.30 p.m. Tuesdays: Prayer 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Sister­hood 3 p.m.   Fridays: Bible Study 7 p.m.

Leigh Beck Spiritual Centre, H.Q. ” Green Glades,” High Street. Wednesdays 2.30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 7 p.m.

Great Metropolitan Spiritualist Association, Women’s Institute.   Sundays 6.30 p.m.


Canvey Island Conservative Association, H.Q,, The Admiral Jellicoe Hotel, Leigh Beck. Secretary, Mrs. I). G. Elkington, High Street, Leigh Beck. Subscription 2s. 6d. p.a.   Meetings by invitation.

Canvey Island Conservative Educational and Debating Society, H.Q., “The Roadhouse,” High Street. Secretary, Mrs. W. V. Johnstone, “Sweyne,” High Street (Phone: Canvey 108). Subscription 2s. 6d. per annum. Meetings, Fortnightly Debates, Thurs­days 8 p.m.

Canvey Island Co-operative Party, H.Q., Co-operative Hall, Furthervvick Parade. Secretary, Mrs. Hagger, Co-op Hall. Subscriptions 6d. per annum. Meetings, 2nd and 4th Mondays.

Canvey Island Co-operative Women’s Guild, H.Q., Co-op Hall, Furtherwick Parade. Secretary, Mrs. Chaplin, Columbia, Larup Avenue. Subscription 3s. per annum.   Meetings, Wednesday 2.30 p.m.

Canvey Island Labour Party, H.Q., Co-op Hall, Fur­therwick Parade. Secretary, H. Whitcomb, 6 Hayes Lane. Subscription 6d. monthly. Meetings, ist Mondays 8 p.m.

Canvey Island Young Conservatives Association, H.Q., Admiral Jellicoe Hotel, Leigh Beck. Secretary Miss B. Fuller, ” Gatehouse,” Long Road, Canvey. Subscriptions, 2s. 6d. per annum. Meetings, Mondays 8 p.m.


Canvey Island Chamber of Trade, H.Q., ” Green Glades,” High Street. Secretary, C. Paice, ” Les Dunes,” Aalten Avenue, Leigh Beck. Meetings, last Mondays 8 p.m.

Federation of Master Builders, Canvey Branch, H.Q., Estate Office, Small Gains Corner (Phone: Canvey 386).   Secretary, G. V. Clarke, address as above.

Youth Movements

Air Training Corps, 2197 Squadron, H.Q., Drill Hall, Runnymede Road. O.C., F/O D. C. Sessions, R.A.F.V.R. Parades: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs­day and Friday, 7.30 p.m.

Army Cadet Force (attached 7th Battn. R.A.S.C.), H.Q., Drill Hall. O.C., Capl. Sheridan. Parades: Mondays and Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Girl Guides, H.Q., St. Anne’s Hall, Leigh Beck. O.C., Capt. Miss Allbut, 1, High Street. Parades, Tues­days, 7 p.m.

Girls’ Life Brigade. 1st Canvey Company, H.Q., Bap­tist Church, High Street. Secretary, Mrs. M. Kin­sley, ” Kinwald,” Runnymede Road. Parades: Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Juniors and Seniors; Thurs­days, Cadets. 2nd Canvey Company, H.Q., Village Hall, Canvey. Secretary, Mrs. J. M. Cass, Cass’s Farm, Canvey Village. Parades : Fridays, 7 p.m., Juniors and Seniors; Thursdays, Cadets.

Scouts. 1st Canvey Sea Scouts, H.Q., PenneU’s Den, The Point, Canvey. 2nd Canvey Scouts, H.Q., St. Anne’s Hall, Leigh Beck.

Sea Rangers, H.Q., S.R.S. ” Triumph,” The Point, Canvey. Skipper, Miss M. Moor. Meetings: Mon­days, social 8 p.m.; Fridays, training 8 p.m.

Youth Centre, H.Q., New Primary School, Long Road. Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays; social, Fri­days. Temporary Warden, Mr. Bryant. Sub­scription 2s. 6d. per annum.

Service & Veterans’ Associations

British Legion (Men’s), H.Q., Drill Hall, Runneymede Road. Secretary, Mrs. M. Savill. Subscriptions 5s. per annum. Entrance fee is. Meetings : 2nd Sundays 11 a.m. and last Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

British Legion (Women’s), H.O., Admiral Jellicoe Hotel. Secretary, -Mrs. L. Stopp, n Downham Road. Subscriptions id. weekly. Meetings: Mon­days, 2.30 p.m.

N.F.S. and CD. Club, Sydervelt Road. Secretary, Mr. De’Ath, 21 Labworth Road. Subscriptions 5s. per annum.

Territorial Army Association, ” P ” Batter), 415 Coast Regt. R.A. (T.A.); O.C., Capt. C. F. Woocihams. Social,    Tuesdays,    8 p.m.      Drill, Thursdays,

Social Service & Welfare

Mothers Union, H.Q., St. (Catherine’s Hall, The Village. Enrolling member, Mrs. M. Stacey, ” Brent Knoll,” St. Mary’s Road, South Benfleet. Subscription 2s. 2d. per annum. Meetings, third Tuesdays.

National Federation of Old Age Pensioners, H.Q;, Admiral Jellicoe Hotel. Secretary, Mrs. N. Webster, y, Kitkatts Road. Subscription id. weekly. Meetings: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. winter, 2.30 summer.

National Federation of Old Age Pensioners (Winter Gardens Branch), H.Q., Lunn’s Club. Secretary, Mr. Murtell.    Subscription  id. weekly.

Old Age Pensioners League, H.Q., Women’s Institute, Lionel Road. Secretary, Mr. C. C. Roue. ” Cosy Nooke,” Long Road. Subscription id. weekly. Meetings: Fridays, 11 a.m.

R.A.O.B.,   H.Q.,   Lobster Smack   Hotel. Meetings, Wednesday evenings.

Canvey Island Ratepayers Association, H.Q., Canvey Club, High Street.     Secretary,   E.   A. Knight, ” Regina,” Hertford Road. Subscriptions is. 6d.per annum single, 2s. 6d. double. Meetings: 2nd Tuesdays, 7.30 p.m.

St. Johns Ambulance Brigade, 77th Nursing Division and male section operates from First Aid Hut, Promenade Road, during summer months. Secre­tary, Miss J. M. George, Clearmont, Hall Farm Road, South Benfleet.

War Memorial Committee, H.Q., Council Chamber, Long Road. Secretary, Mr. Whitley, Oxford Road. Meetings, ist Mondays.

Whittier Hall. High Street. Erected 1926 for the furtherance of religious and social work. The undermentioned organisations are now making use of the Hall: The Society of Friends, q.v. under religious bodies. Brotherhood and Sisterhood. Sun­days, 3 p.m. Women’s Meeting, Mondays, 3 p.m. Total Abstinence Society, ist. Saturdays, 7 p.m. The Institute Committe organise concerts, lectures, dances, etc. A library of 3,000 volumes is avail­able to members of the Institute; also table-tennis, billiards, tennis (hard-court) and other games. Institute membership subscription is. per annum.

Winter Gardens Ratepayers Association, H.Q., Lunn’s Cafe, Winter Gardens. Secretary, Mr. F. H. Thomas, ” Orton,” Church Parade. Subscriptions is. single, is. 6d. double.   Meetings, 2nd Fridays.

Women’s Institute, Lionel Road. Secretary, Mrs. E. A. Knight, ” Regina,” Hertford Road. Subscription 3s. 6d. per annum.    Meetings, 2nd Thursdays.

Anyone for tennis?

Athletic, Sporting and Recreational

Canvey Island Badminton Club, H.Q., Bay Country Club. Secretary, R. Prout, ” Tanglewood,” Lin-ropin Avenue, Leigh Beck. Subscription £1 per annum, payable half-yearly. Meetings: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. Match practice, Sundays, 7-up.m.

Canvey Island and District Canine Society. Holds four Sanction Shows yearly. Secretary, S. J. Girling, ” Chi-Sham,” Chamberlain Avenue. Subscription 5s. per annum.

Canvey Island Choral Society. H.Cj., Green Glades, High Street. Musical director, Major R. J. Smith, M.C., MM. Secretary, A. S. Fuller, The Gate­house, Long Road. Subscription 2s. 6d. per annum. Meetings: Mondays and Fridays, 7.45 p.m.

Canvey Island Cycling Club (affiliated N.C.U.), H.Q., ” Nobby’s New Woodville,” High Street. Secre­tary, G. Woodhouse, 8, Meynell Avenue. Subscrip­tion ios. per annum. Meetings : Tuesdays at H.O., 8 p.m., Fridays at Canvcv Club, 8 p.m., training and recreation.

Canvey Island Darts League. Secretary, Capt. R. H. Templeman, c/o Canvey Cub. At present eigiit local club teams compete for five trophies under the ruling of the Darts League. Also offered for com­petition is an Individual Championship Shield and medals. Clubs engaged are: Canvey, Kynochs, Haystack, Monico, N.F.S. and CD., Tarpots, Winter Gardens and Odd 8. Unregistered players cannot compete for League trophies.

Canvey Island Football Club, H.Q., N.F.S. and CD. Club, Sydervelt Road. Secretary, C. C. De’Ath, 27, Labworth Road. Subscriptions 7s. 6d. per annum. Meetings, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Home ground, The Paddocks.

Canvey Island Fur and Feather Society. Secretary F. D. Flowers, M.B.E., 4, Howards Place. Sub­scription 2s. 6d. per annum.

Canvey Island Horticultural Society (affiliated R.H.S.), H.Q., Green Glades, High Street. Patrons and Sponsors, The Directors, “The Canvey Chronicle.” Secretary, G. Brown, Holton Road. Subscription is.6d. per annum. Meetings: 3rd Fridays; Discus­sion Group, alternate Thursdays. Bulb Show, April 9; Rose Show, June 4; Summer Show, July 30; Carnation Show, August 20; Harvest Show, September 24; Dahlia Show, October 15; Chrysanthemum Show, November 12.

Canvey Island Kynochs Boxing Club, H.Q., Kynochs Club, High Street. Sponsored by the Directors of the ” Canvey Chronicle.” Secretary, J. Burton, High Street. Subscription, 6d. per week. Meet­ings: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. A.B.A. affiliation has been applied for.

Canvey Island Sports Club, H.Q., “Green Glades,” High  Street. Secretary,   A. Laycock, Linropin Avenue. Subscription £1 1s. per annum. Meet­ings: First three Mondays. Interested chiefly in cricket, The Sports Club has a good fixture list for the 1949 season.   Home ground, The Paddocks.

Canvey Island Subscription Band, H.Q., Pennell’s Den, The Point. Musical director, Mr. A. McKaye. Secretary, W. J. Scott, ” Fam Kar,” Urmond Road. Subscription 6d. weekly. Meetings: Learners, Mondays, 7-9 p.m. ; practices, Wednes­days, 8-10 p.m. ; Sundays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Canvey Island Tennis Club. Secretary, Miss Joyce Kimber, St. Annes, Vaagen Road. For particulars of subscriptions, etc., apply above.

The Pompadour Players. Secretary, Mr. Light, Lelandi, Long Road. Subscription varies with pro­duction expenditure. Rehearsal, Fridays, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Hall, South Benfleet. Next production, ” Rooke’ry Nook.”

Canvey Island Yacht Club. Secretary,’Miss L. Rapkin, C.Y.C., c/o Barn Cafe, Leigh Beck. Subscription 15s. per annum. Entrance fee 5s. A large number of trophies are competed for annually. Almost every type of craft being represented in the club’s membership.


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  • This is wonderful. So many names I remember from my childhood. I was amazed to see Capt.Templeman was Secretary of the Darts League. He and his wife lived on the other side of Wamburg Road, where I grew up. My mother told me that he was in charge of German prisoners during WW2 and they presented him with an engraved cigarette case for being so fair. I didn’t even know he played darts. He didn’t seem the type. I’ve always wanted to know more about him.

    By Maureen Buckmaster (25/05/2016)

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