In the summer of 1974 some mindless jobs destroyed Canvey’s that had stood on the seafront for many years and before that opposite Long Road and the Haystack about where the entrance to Oak Road is today.
It was saved this time but closed in 1976 after another vandal attack as this newspaper clipping explains.
The photo below was taken in 1973 and shows the village at the top of Haven road with the village pump. The same area can be seen in the photo taken in 1974 as well as the Catholic Church. As can be seen the damage was bad.
Did you visit the model village? What can you remember about it. Please comment below.