Barclays Bank - Canvey
My father, Frederick Cook, was a bank clerk working for Barclays Bank in Southend on Sea. Canvey did not have a bank and there was an agreement that the banks would not open on Canvey without consulting each other.
However one bank, name unknown, opened on canvey without telling Barclays. Barclays response was to rent a beach hut and my father used to travel from Southend, by train, with a case of money and then cross the stepping stones to the island to open the beach hut bank, I believe twice a week.
I have no other record but would like to know if there are any photo’s of this early bank or any other history of this story.