Thorney Bay or Hole Haven

Wonderful view!

Echo Newspaper Group and the Rayleigh Town Museum

Taken in 1975 this photo shows how close some of the mobile homes were to the tanks next door.

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  • Is this definitely Thorney Bay ? It looks to me a little like Hole Haven Caravan Park, the post card of which famously had the storage tanks air-brushed out.

    By Tony Maguire (21/02/2017)
  • You could be right. It does not actually say on the back of the photo.

    By Janet Penn (21/02/2017)
  • It’s definitely Hole Haven caravan park.

    By J. Walden (23/02/2017)
  • Hi Tony, I would love to see this postcard you talk of – the one with the storage tanks air-brushed out. Do you know where I could find a picture/a copy?

    By Kate Monson (03/11/2017)
  • I lived in a caravan at Hole Haven from Jan 1971 until March 1972.
    I remember there was a shop on the site run by a lady called Bella.
    I used to pay my rent to an old ex bookmaker, Stan Barret who used to race top grade greyhounds throughout the country.
    Lovely lovely memories.

    By Tony Quinlan (17/09/2021)
  • I think it’s hole haven. We went on holiday there in the 60,s it wasn’t great rained etc but we managed . Later my mum and dad got a caravan at Thorney bay. It’s not quite as close to the tanks. I loved canvey.

    By Karen Drewell (19/11/2023)

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