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I have lived in this house for forty years. Sadly the original crittal windows were beyond repair so we had to replace them.
Hi John, good to hear from you! Yes absolutely correct, I did make a correction to my original wrong location in March 2021 but even then I’ve said it was on the corner of Station Rd not Marine Ave.🙄 I’m not absolutely certain but I think the Whites owned it when it was transformed into the pseudo Spanish villa and also that the original house remains under the stucco! 👍😀. Graham.
I believe the girl in the middle front row is my mum Carole Thomson now Carole Cobbold.
Villa Genarri was on the corner of Marine Avenue and Eastern Esplanade, opposite Marlborough House which occupied the whole frontage from Marine Avenue to Station Road. Villa Genarri survived well into the 1980s. It was replaced by the grand looking, California styled house which now occupies the site.
Thanks, Martin. Good to fill in the gaps of history. Bedford Rd. Tottenham was grandad’s business address as well as the family home. Not sure exactly when he retired and moved to ‘Rosberg’ finally. He passed in the early 60s, so had a few years of CI.
Between the years 1924 and 1954, the council kept an index to all the building plans. It turns out that they were not as diligent as they could have been.
This property was in fact not in the index, however I have located it at the ERO today (27th May 2023).
From this planning application the following can be ascertained:
Plan Number 1832 Plans first deposited 21st March 1933 and Mr Trevallion was living at 28 Bedford Road, West Green Road, Tottenham, London N15 Owner A.V.TREVALLION Architect : A.TREVALLION Jnr Builder: A.TREVALLION Jnr Plans Approved 24th March 1933 Reported Complete 12th Feb 1934
Ian hawks yes my dad bill fullbrook did drive for halcons
Thanks guys when it’s convenient I’d love to meet up and have a look at them when it’s convenient with you guys this is fricken amazing :))
Rtn Tony Belford and also a Canvey Police Officer on front row behind children with moustache, next to Mrs Mountford
Is that a bust on the plinth or a person behind the plinth? In either case, who would it be?
I have one of his paintings over my fireplace, bought from him when he was parked just outside Tiptree, Essex
Great memory’s of Arthur he had a wonderfull Essex accent. He use to pick the garbage up with his big white horse in the 50s
Just noticed my sister Jenny Stacey with her son Mark( now auctioneer on TV programmes Flog It and Antiques Road Show). He is standing on the edge of the kerb on the left. 😀. Graham.
I wonder if this property could have been “Rest Haven”. It is a property that was in the vicinity of Rosberg and has a name based upon two parts. The geometry would work from the original picture of Rosberg if you assume some error in the building properties on the OS maps.
The front door of “Rest Haven” faced North in to WAMBURG Road. It occupied the current day plots of 16 and 18 Wamburg road. The back garden facing South. To get from “Rosberg” to “Rest Haven” you would have to just cross a small field of about 50 yards (45 metres) in a Northerly direction.
I will check when I get home to see if this property existed within the correct timescales.
Bring back the Zulu’s to Canvey Carnival. The Carnival back in the 80’s was magnificent, everyone made an effort, where have the Princesses and Queen’s gone? The community spirit is fading and it’s a shame, this Island used to be great!
Thanks for this info. Crisp Molyneux Harridge is my ggg-grandfather and I’ve often wondered about his name. I came across the 1793 map some time ago and assumed that CMH’s father (Thomas Harridge, one time deputy lieutenant of Essex) either knew Crisp Molyneux MP or was somehow related or was just name dropping (with 20 children it must have got difficult thinking up names!!)
Edward William MANLY(Builder) Married Doris Elizabeth REDWOOD on 13th August 1924. William MANLY (Edward’s Father) was a retired Postman. Mr RICHARDSON was a witness.
If I am not mistaken, Mr RICHARDSON (Thomas Samuel) lived at The Heyton Bungalow (Rattwick Drive) presumably with his wife (Annie Elizabeth) which was also the address of Doris at the time of her marriage.
What happened to Mr Jenkins hair? He had a full head of hair in the 70s. Taught Geography and PE but not to me
Well, it was Me and my brother Wilko Johnson who were arrested at the anti refinery demo. We were arrested at least half an hour apart, because, we thought, we had long hair and looked arrestable material, as opposed to some mothers with prams who were much noisier than we were. I’ve got a great photo of me being arrested. I’ll put it up on the site whenI find it again, but if you can’t wait for that exciting event, you can see it in the film ‘Oil City Confidential’
I’m a relative from John Taylor Walker’s first marriage. My dad was the son of John Taylor Walker’s son John. My dad was also very confusingly a John! Ie I’m John Taylor Walker’s great grand daughter.
In Dec 1952, a B.BRINDLE had planning approved for a house in Cleveland Ave.
My great grandfather was thomas herbert brindle, his daughter was edith brindle and I am her granddaughter. My Auntie grace and her son steven lived in canvey Island. Does anyone know anymore.
My late brother Terry Stanley loved going to BOPH. He made many friends and thought Joan was the best.
I am one of Geoffreys daughters. He had 3 daughters and 1 son. I have vague memories of my Uncle Hector and Aunt Dodds and the girls living opposite my other Grandmother in Meynell Avenue before going to New Zealand. Sadly both have passed. I remember Uncle Ron and Aunt Georgie visiting us on Canvey.
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