Home Making at Canvey Part 1

Southend Times Pictorial Supplement 1923

We recently found this great Supplement on Benfleet Community Archive where they have published the whole supplement plus they have made the Benfleet part into a video which can be seen here.

We have published the Canvey section in 4 parts the first part can be seen here the rest can be seen here.

It shows a couple (probably actors or models) looking round Canvey in 1923 and shows many pictures never seen before. Enjoy!

Madge’s glowing description of Befleet in letters to her cousin, Elsie led Elsie and her husband, Joe, to see for themselves. The meeting of the Creek

Joe and his wife travelled considerably and preferred plenty of fresh air. They descided to stay undert canvas at the Radio Camp, an open air hotel. (Ed. no idea where this was)

Next day the quartet made a tour of the island in one of the famous red buses, which have done so much to improve Canvey’s transport services

A pleasant walk from the bus terminus, along the seawall, brought them to Kynoch’s Hotel, a most up-to-date undertaking, where they did justice to a splendid lunch

A stroll over bungalow-land sets Joe and his wife thinking of making a home in Canvey. It is so unconventional, so irresistibly appealing to any young couple.

They met Jim and Madge and the four went to take tea at the Verandah Tea Rooms, run in conjunction with Beach House, the noted boarding establishment

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