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I dont mean the building, the seawall and outside surrounding area.
Thats how i remember it in the 50s, its a lot different now.
That will teach me to cheat and use the British Newspaper Archive’s transcription. Never done that before, won’t be doing it again. 🙂
Jan, It says Suffolk Rd, Sheringham in the original article. G.
They arrive between Autumn 1923 and Spring 1924, renting a property from W. H GREGSON called Belvoir which was down Westerland Road. They left between Autum 1925 and Spring 1926, having not paid the £2 16s. rates on the property. They moved to Concord House, where the rate arrears were added to the rates for this property. Concord house was owned by S. French.
They leave Concord and probably Canvey in 1927, owing £1 12s. in rates
Coincidentaly, there was a Carrington living down May avenue in 1926, although with a first name of May.
You are welcome to download the photo Lesley. Just right click on it.
Hi this is all my family could u contact me please . Id like a copy of that photo if possible
Phyllis’ daughter Kathleen Danswan see above should be able to tell you Maureen.
Does anyone know where Bronwen Palmer, mentioned above, is today? I haven’t seen her since the 1950s. She used to live in Princes Avenue or was it Close, off of North Avenue. She had a younger sister.
In 1952, an application was made to the council for a re-building of “concord house”. It was refused as : 1. A greater portion of the site is reserved for a Public Open space in the County Development Plan. 2. It will be impossible to gain access to the site when the Public Open Space is developed.
No cannot find with your criteria Martin. Nothing is coming up.
Found at last. Very hard to read which is probably why it did not come up in my original search. As I said Martin nothing using your criteria must use different sites. But old fashioned searching manually got it in the end. ‘Concord’ The Promenade – Vacant. So still there in 1939.
I will have a look. I did not see it.
Concord was in the 1939 “Census”. It is at reference TNA_R39_1491_1491D_009. (schedule number 244)
It was Vacant at that time.
Thanks David. I still have lots to look through. It would appear from the 1939 register that Concord did not exist anymore. Unless there was a name change or it is under the redacted text. So what you say about possibly burning down this would have occurred between 1929 and 1939. Something to look into.
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The Royal Albert Hall has a History and Archive part and they will hold Posters and Programmes of all performances. As Mr and Mrs CONSTABLE performed there (if I understand the article correctly) , and you know it must have been early May 1914, you might be able to find them in the programme for the show.
The website is detailed below. https://catalogue.royalalberthall.com/Default.aspx?
I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of information you have gathered about the Constables in such a short time. I cannot thank you all enough for finding so much about my relatives. It all adds so much to the collection of memories about our family in the Canvey years. Thanks again,
Yes I have found more too.
It would appear that Mr and Mrs Charles CONSTABLE were singers. I did read a news article that they sang at an event on Canvey, but then I discovered this:-
Southend & Westcliff Graphic 22nd May 1914 Miss Maud Oppenheimer, who will be one of the artistes at the recital to take place in the Boy’s High School to-morrow (Saturday), will have a warm welcome from her old friends-and admirers in Westcliff and Southend. Miss Oppenheimer has distinguished herself in her profession in London and it is a compliment to the cause that from her numerous engagements she comes to recite for this local charity. Miss Eleanor Williams is a young soprano of great promise and with Mr and Mrs. Constable sang last week at the Albert Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Constable have recently purchased a summer residence on the river-front on Canvey Island.
That’s great stuff Martin. I have also found an article to do with Concord in 1918 but cannot access it until I get on my pc.
From the Newspaper article above I have checked the Parish Council minutes and have found that he was voted on to the Council on 1st June 1915 meeting. He replaced Henry Lowthian BARGE, who had resigned, (probably as Mr BARGE moved to Westcliff) Mr CHAMBERS proposed. Mr HARRISON seconded.
The last mention of him was 22nd October 1918. A meeting that he was unable to attend. I suspect he did not put himself up for re-election in the 1919
And more – This is from Kelly’s directory 1929 – Concord Private Hotel (Edmond. J. Askew, propr.). Shell beach. This is confirmed by the entry in the Electoral Roll stating Edmund Joycelyn Askew – ‘Concord’, Rosewinkle Ave.
Thanks Martin. It would appear they kept two places going. One in Paddington and Concord on Canvey. Am I reading it right Martin?
A further little snippet found in 31st August 1918 Edition of the Southend Telegraph Newspaper.
Mr Charles CONSTABLE, of the Paddington Borough Council and Canvey Island Council, appealed at Rochford on August 21st, against the omission of his name from the list of Parliamentary voters for the latter place. He successfully proved his case, and the omission was rectified, the vote being allowed for his residence at “Concord” Canvey Island.
Roy and Marion great couple When to school with Clive We used to play football together with Michael who live across the road from them in Barbara ave Best wishes to Clive
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