Chris Williams Canvey builder
I’m Michael Baldwin and used to live in Marine Approach in the 50s and 60s.
I wonder if anyone remembers a Chris Williams who I believe worked as a builder with his father on Canvey at that time. He was married to a pretty girl called Jean, who played double bass along with Chris who played trombone in a jazz band. They originally lived in a large house in Long Road, about opposite The Paddocks. He later built himself a new home overlooking the sea wall, on the corner of Marine Parade and Park Ave. This house still appears to be there today.
It was while he was there that he decided to build a cruising catamaran which when complete we spent many happy hours on the water. He and Jean used to drive a Land-Rover which she used to transport her double bass around. Chris also had an old two-seater convertible Jaguar which supposedly used to belong to Mike Hawthorne, the racing driver.
Chris and Jean eventually emigrated to New Zealand, taking his Land-Rover with him and I lost touch with him. I’d love to have any news of him since, if anybody remembers him or knows what became of them both.