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For some reason we had seven wife’s in one of the photo’s. But I do remember we had a wonderful day. I was Michelle Gubb back then.
It looks like to me, the beginnings of Canvey Bridge back in the day….
That sounds interesting Jane. Must put it on my ever increasing list of things to look at. Hope are all ok.
Hello Janet , How interesting to see the farm survey map for Canvey . I have had the occasion to order a Map of the National a Farm survey of a local area that I’m interested in from the National Archives Each numbered farm has a detailed survey to accompany the map . It includes the Farmers name his acreage how much he owned and how much he rented . What animals what accommodation or cottages . The way the farm was run ,what condition it was in and the condition of the connecting roads and transport links and what the farm would be able to produce for the war effort .Also whether the farm was owned by the farmer or tenanted . It makes a fascinating read .
I wish we had won,but the oil refinery was built, but never opened because of the Arab Oil Embargo the price of oil soared and it was found economically viable to get it from the North Sea. The chimney and storage containers stood there for years. Ultimately the chimney was demolished by Fred Dibler the last one I believe he ever demolished. David Bellamy had a grand plan to develop the area with a marina, but that failed. Ultimately we residents did win as Canvey Wick and the nature reserve show. Even Corrigon’s refineries have gone.
This is The Clockhouse run by Mr & Mrs Staunton. It was across the road from Green’s Stores in the High Street. They were a very friendly couple and I used to love looking at the toys in there. In the summer they had a chiller unit which they sold delicious lollies; banana or chocolate were my favourites. My mother bought me a Rosebud doll there for my seventh birthday.
My 2 aunts owned 1, right at the back me and me 2 brothers used to go and stay with them there for a few days at Whitsun week, remember we had a really old fridge, was our job to pour a cup of water on top of the fridge which somehow helped make it keep cool, gas lamps, used to let us go and play over the old tip, lol, no h&s then early 80s they upgraded to what I thought was a flash new caravan then over the other side of the park, I also remember the open air pool they had
I was born on the island in July 68, i dont know how old i was but i vaguely remember it, thought it was facing long road more, i was very young from memories, dont think it was there when i was a teen so guessing it went mid 70s,
I used to go to school with amelia hollingberry,have a netball picture of us,we were both in the same team
The Wonder Bar is what is now Parkins Palladium, and before that was Peerless Playdiums. The pony rides were on the piece of ground that Starr Snooker was built on.
Wow so it is and April too. Definitely one of the first.
Thanks Jan, Look at that date above 2008! Thanks for all your assistance in that page it must have been amongst the first the Archive published
Sorry to hear the news Graham. As a fellow family historian that started way before the internet and very reliant on snail mail I very much enjoyed helping to put her stories on the site. RIP Doris
During last week the Stevens family received news that Cousin Doris passed away aged 98 yrs on Sunday 24th May in the city of Bath where she had been a resident since her retirement from the Civil Service many years ago. Probably regarded by some as slightly eccentric she was a devout Christian single lady and confirmed Creationalist (No Darwinian theories for her) However way before Ancestry.Com and probably before PCs were in their infancy using only public transport she travelled the hills of N.Dorset, the towns of Surrey, the streets of S.London to the flatlands of Essex foraging in parish records to compile an extremely detailed family history of the Stainer/Stevens family as far back as the mid 18th century. All this info she transcribed in separate dossiers and over the course of time distributed to every family member for three generations possibly more. A truly remarkable lady! RIP Doris Scullard.
I attended the school in this time but we moved to Kent in 1987 I was only 7 then but i do remember Sister Annunciata my mum liked her the best. We used to live on Lionel Road opposite the convent. I remember Sister Assumpta sorry about the spelling and Sister Veronica was head teacher from memory. Does that jog any memories?
Just to say I too have Little Red Boat as I call it now know it is called Coracle! It sits in my garden in Somerset this summer. My late father bought it probably about 50 years ago and I kept it when he passed 21 years ago. Always loved it and wonderful to read up on the company.
Cockle Jack’s opposite the Haystack Pub.
I worked in the Casino for about 8 years. Starting in Kiddies Corner, Dodgems, Speedway, Octopus, Ark and The Wild Mouse. Great times, great people.
I believe my Dad George Hayes took part in the building of the Monico. He also worked in the Casino and was on the door of the Ballroom for a time. I also worked in the Casino from 13 years old, working for Clary Swann and also Tommy Harniess. The late Stanley Harniess was a friend of mine, lovely guy and a great tragedy, think of him quite often, especially when I’m on the Island. I really miss the Casino and all the people I grew up with. MEMORIES.
Hi, Chris Harris was my cousin. I believe the Sargeant could have been Bill Mead or possibly Mr Foreman, who ended up as a Funeral Director for Stibbards.
My dad, George Hayes was one of many doormen at the Casino Ballroom during its lifetime.
Was your Mother or Wife’s name Pam as I think I can remember you staying there I live at 56 and have done since 1968
My dad was in the 3rd parachute regiment and he is in the middle of three in the front row. Its more than likely Mike Brown and my dad knew each other.
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