Canvey Island Memories from Florida

Name of my Play-School?

Hartfield Parade with Al’s Knockout

My brother Dean and myself moved to Florida in 1983.  I was currently attending Lubbins Park, and Dean was at Furtherwick Park.  We lost touch with most of our friends, and would love to hear from some of them.  If the name Dean or Adam Ball sounds familiar, please respond.

Also, does anyone recall the name of the church down the street from Island Toys, where I attended play school?  Very nice to see pictures of places from my childhood, and I will dig some up and send also.  In one of the photos of the Kynocks Club, you can see my dads shop, “Al’s Knockout.”  We are all still in St. Petersburg, Fl., and visit home when we can.

Adam Ball

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  • After some thought I realise you are talking about the Methodist Church down Waarden Road. I attended here in the 1960’s as my mother was a member of the Methodist’s Wifes Club.

    What did Al’s Knockout sell? I look foward to seeing some of your Photos!

    By David Bullock (19/06/2008)
  • What didn’t he sell would be the better question. I will send a photo of him outside the shop.

    By adam ball (19/06/2008)
  • Is Janet Penn related to Martin Penn by any chance?

    No relation at all. Janet

    By adam ball (19/06/2008)
  • I attended the Methodist play school too. I remember the climbing frame in the garden and the sand pit and the wodden floor in the hall.
    And Island Toys! What a shop! Would love to see any photos of it.

    By Dale Martin (11/06/2009)

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