Ozonia Hotel

At the southern end of Canvey’s Seaview Road there was for many years a building known as Ozonia. It started off as a hotel, was used for housing, had its own shop and was later demolished. The man behind the original concept was Ernest George Trobridge (1884-1942) who was born in Belfast. Now an exhibition of his work is being prepared by the Department of Architecture, Oxford Polytechnic, with the Grange Museum London Borough of Brent. I was approached on behalf of the Polytechnic and in addition to being able to give some information to supply a copy of The Bulletin showing Ozonia. As a result of this Harry Russell has kindly written an account of the building’s construction and decor. Harry, a gifted artist, has proved equally adept with words as readers will gather.

Fred McCave