Home Making at Canvey part 3
Southend Times Pictorial Supplement 1923
On the move again, the quartet saw a splendid herd of cows at Mr Chamber’s Dairy Farm; and Joe and Elsie arranged for their household supply
Mr Ireson, of Canvey Market, with excellent ranges of kitchen utensils and his bed-rock prices, speedily booked a good order. Whatever you want he has.
Meeting Jim and Madge again, Joe and Elsie wanted to relate the adventures of the afternoon, so they went to the Travellers Rest, where tongues wagged merrily over tea.
Jim, having become a member of Canvey Club, invited the party down for a pleasant hour on the verandah. They all enjoyed themselves amid tasteful surroundings.
The evening finished with a first-class concert at Bohemia Park, where the visitors heard the man at the piano make the instrument talk, and some of the best songs of the year.
“What about a paper?” said Joe next day. They wanted the best daily and weekly newspapers and made for Mr E. J Phillips Agency. He has them all.
Joe and Elsie found that the Canvey Market was a Whiteley’s in miniature, and that this excellent enterprise is due to the brain and energy of Mr S. H. Kaye.
They once lived “down under” and are fond of Australian wines. They found some at Mr Foster’s noted stores at Leigh Beck, the only off-licence on Canvey.