Bill Gower's memories of Canvey

Bill Gower aged 19

This is a section for Bill Gower's stories and memories.

“I was eleven years old and I’d never heard of Canvey Islandbefore. We left London before midday and didn’t get on Canvey till about 2 o’clock the next morning. We were in, what was then the equivalent of a transit pickup truck. Mum and Dad in the cab with the driver and us five kids stuck in the back amongst our few paltry bits of furniture. We came along the Southend Arterial Road which was then a country road and they stopped at a couple of pubs along the way. I know by the time they stopped at the ‘Halfway House’ I was getting fed up........