Hoad family visits to Canvey

by John Buckmaster

John Buckmaster emailed in after finding some old photos of his wife’s family the Hoads and kindly sent them in for us to use on the website. They were taken when the family used to visit their parents who had a bungalow on Canvey in Wilrich Avenue called Stavelot. This is the old couple standing in the doorway, William and Florence Hoad. The can also be seen in the photos at the bottom of the page leaving Canvey during the 1953 flood disaster.

The Hoads at Canvey

The Hoads at Canvey – The bungalow may have been down Wamburg

Thanks John for sending these in, if anyone remembers the Hoads and can name anyone or place any of the bungalows please leave a message below.

The gate may say ‘Treville’

Click on the photos below to view. Click HERE for more Photos.

Comments about this page

  • I dont know if it is the same bungalow, but before my dad died (Edward Brian Hoad) he had a vehicle log book address of – i roquois, Paale Road Canvey Island. The date of the log book was 07/03/1960

    By darryl hoad (08/03/2010)
  • I think one of the bungalows was at the bottom right hand side of Yamburg Road, not Wamburg. It was either just before Geylen Road or just after it. When Eddie Hoad was young in the late 1940s/early 1950s Bert, May, Eddie and Eileen lived in a bungalow in Westerland Road, just off of Yamburg and then they moved to May Avenue, I think.

    By Maureen Buckmaster (28/09/2011)
  • hi’ Maureen,my granddad burt built the house down may ave so its nice to know where they lived before that. thanks.

    By Darryl Hoad (06/06/2014)
  • These photos are fantastic history for me. William and Florence were my great grandparents. their daughter Ada Casson, was my nan. My dad Len Casson and mum Jean moved to canevey in 1965 from Leyton.

    Dad had cousins called Buckmaster, Margret was one. I can also remember Bert and May Hoad.

    Dad helped evacuate William and Florance from Wildrych road during the 1953 flood. By sheer coincidence, dads brother Ken and Margret, his wife, moved into a bunglow on the same spot in Wildrych, as his grandparents had.

    i have the Echo somewhere, with the photo featured here, of William and Florance leaving Canvey.

    I’m sure alot of my auntys are in John’s photos.

    Darryl Hoad is my 2nd cousin. Alot of my auntys moved to canvey in the 70s.

    This page is realy interesting for me. So much history.

    By Gary Casson (13/09/2017)

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