S & L Bacon Co. Ltd

Canvey News and Benfleet Recorder 1963

S & L Bacon Co Ltd are now open at 19 Furtherwick Road where Bill Leeds offers Danish bacon, a wide ranch of cheeses and local farm eggs.
J Marsh

This photo was in the Canvey News in 1963. Do you remember the shop and Bill Leeds? Please comment below.

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  • Hi The shop is now the Indian restaurant on the corner of Furtherwick Rd and the one-way system (now known as Foksville Rd).

    For many years it was a branch shop of our bakery firm Stevens the Bakers. I don’t remember all the details but I believe that Bill Leeds was a Maypole provisions manager and manager of the Maypole supermarket on Fielder’s Camp and he persuaded my Dad, Aubrey, that it would be a good idea to change the shop to a delicatessen(as it wasn’t exactly doing a booming trade with Grout’s opposite and a Garons branch next door). I think it was something of a joint enterprise as we still used to deliver our products there. I remember Bill was assisted by a lady named Jackie? who also was a former Maypole employee.

    I don’t think the business was there very long because by 1964 the shop served as a temporary surgery for Dr Hawker when he first came to Canvey. After that it was a ladies fashion shop and then it was leased to a very nice Chinese who ran it as a takeaway for many years and bought the freehold in the 70s.

    By Graham Stevens (19/05/2015)

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