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Hi Rose. Thank you for commenting. Do you have a photo of Watson. We would love to have one to add to this page. You can contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
HI. My brother just sent me this. I am the granddaughter of Watson Hagger, whom I never met, since he died of pneumonia when my mother, Kathleen Hagger was only nine. ‘Watson’ is a family name, and Stanley’s middle name was Watson – he was always known as Watson. I could write a book about the deliriously happy times I had staying with my beloved uncle and his family when he was rector of St Giles Church in Chalfont St. Giles. So if anyone out there is interested in further family history I can probably supply some information. As it happens I am in the process of writing my memoirs! Maybe some of you are related to me? David Lee, I think you must be my cousin?
For the benefit of Brian and Pat Ferdinando,
Wendy Hut was in Morris Road. The previous year, Alfred Ferdinando was in a property called “The Link” Leigh Beck which was in Seaview road.
The Property Medcot was on a plot of land that ran between Hellendoorn Road and Margraten Ave. There is currently a property called Brecknock down Hellendoorn Road that is on the original plot
The last comment was from Sharon skingley…is that Sharon who worked in dwp…if so could you contact me on Katarina.godfrey.@gmail.com…its nick cz
Hi Graham, I was at the previous 60’s music event at the War Memorial Hall with others associated with Silver Buttons/ Central Heating Big Band and a very enjoyable afternoon it was. Unfortunately, the event this weekend coincides with a long arranged celebration of Mel Vicker’s birthday in Clacton.
Hi Janet, Very interesting reading your article, as I was member of the choir at St John at Hackney in the 60s and later a member of the Band, Rev H A S Pink was a great Rector and a modern role model at a time when respect was so important, we all appreciated his interest in the band. Happy memories. Thank You, All the best,Terry.
As we Approach yet another anniversary of that terrible flood disaster that occurred in 1953 I am remembering some details about the night of January 31st. Some friends and myself had attended a dance at the “then” beautiful Admiral Jellico Hotel. My Father was playing piano with the 7 piece dance band known as the “ Nightspots”. At evenings end, we left the hotel and began walking west to reach Rainbow Road where I would say goodnight to most of our group all living in that area. There was a very strong wind blowing and a few snowdrops falling as I headed across fields to reach where I lived at that time……# 1 Marine Approach. My parents had reached home before me so I went upstairs, went to bed. Before too long, I heard our dog barking and the chickens were making an awful racket, then my Dad’s voice came up the stairwell, Gerald, get up and get dressed, the Island is flooding!! I jumped out of bed, looked out of the window and was amazed to see water rushing past along with dog kennels, bushes etc. When I got downstairs my Dad said that the water had only reached to the top of the steps at the back door but our chickens were all gone! I had some high boots and was told to make my way to our neighbour’s house and he had been at the dance too, he sang with the band. I simply went and banged hard on their door and they were up and taking steps in case things got worse. Thank goodness the water level did not increase in our area, and my parents and my sister were evacuated early Feb. 1st. I decided to stay and my other stories are on my Archive page. It wasn’t until the next morning that I saw where the family I had visited the night before had found it necessary to break through their roof as the water had almost come up to the ceiling!! They, and many others went through hell that night. I will be thinking of those who perished that terrible night as the end of Jan approaches.
Could the tennis court be the one that used to be just before Stevens the Bakers in the High Street?
My friend and I used to go to the casino ballroom in the late 60s on a Saturday evening for dances. There was a group that regularly played Beach boy covers and their sound was amazing .Wonder if anyone else remembers them.
You are very welcome Lois
I am using this extract for my dissertation in sixth form. I am doing a project on the Dutch Colonisation of Canvey Island and how it affects the area today as I am a Canvey reseident. This was really helpful. Thank you Janet Penn for posting it here. This website was my go-to for my project.
Those were brilliant days everyone were really friendly our christmas party was the best for our elderly community
I visited Nora 3 or 4 times in Canvey Island and was in Garabandal , Spain in 2006 together with her and many other people. She showed me the well in her Garden and I took holy Water with me. I believe that She really got messages from Jesus and Mary. It was about the Warning. A mirror of the conscience of every soul, that should take place all over the world at the same time for everybody to experience oder 15 Minutes.
I was in the 1st girls brigade with my twin sister . This brings back so many amazing memories
Absolutely loved Mr Francis, such a kind man. Always lent me £1 when I needed it if I didn’t have dinner money. Kind, lovely soul 🙂
My great uncle butch is in one of the photos
The Planning application for Paarl Lodge was approved on 6th December 1932 by a C. MORNINGTON
The girl with sue is Heidi caller and one below i believe is holly hayford although date is wrong. They was all in my year and we didn’t start till 96
Good to read your memories David.
hello Janet, my name is Steve E in the nineteen eights Bob trained me, he said its like driving a car or eating with a knife and folk, his amazing training in karate jujitsu and self defence of weapons, I trained at St Johns Ambulance Princes Street Southend On Sea
Hi, Edward married my Aunt Ada Noble. My mother is Ethel Pearl Maycey and this would of been her Uncle. I would love to get in contact with Joyce if possible. thanks Sharon (nee Cox)
I recon the name says “Brownie Villa”.
In the 1929 electoral roll there are three possible candidates:
1. The FISHER family Laars Ave. 2. The COPSEY family Laars Ave. 3. The COMPTON family Laars Ave.
All three properties have Brownies in the name of the property.
do you have a list of names of the men in the photo?. y great uncle was in the home guard but not sure if he is in the photo. he lived in Canvey Island in the 60s -70s but not sure if he was a resident during the war. I found a home guard cap badge in his personal belongings. his name was Patrick Condon O’ Brien.
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