Sun...Fun...Canvey (1970)

Brandon Estate visit

This video includes film of the ‘Wild Mouse’ ride

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  • Anyone else spot the Casino horses

    By (19/11/2013)
  • I went on Canvey’s Wild Mouse so many times. Watching the footage here I can remember that cranking noise as you went up to the top and when it stopped as you reached the top you felt as if you were going straight over the edge as it jerked right – thrilling ride at the time for a young child! Great footage of the Helter Skelter and Bumper Cars as well.

    By Brian L (21/12/2013)
  • Ahh what a wonderful film.. I loved the Wild Mouse, the way it slowly creaked its way up to the top and made sharp turns before plunging back down again. This film brought back lovely memories of coach trips to Canvey Island and Walton on the Naze in the late 60’s early 70’s ..
    Thank you .

    By Lynne McBarron (18/06/2021)
  • I grew up on Canvey from 1971 – loved it – lived 5 minute walk from the front. Went there everyday as a Kid – swimming and going on the rides. My uncles used to take us to the amusement place every Sunday. As I recall there were trampolines as well and a big inflatable dome – great fun. Canvey had so much to offer kids and adults – I remember spending my 6 weeks school holiday down the front swimming and mucking about making dens and riding my bike all day long. Those were the days.

    By Dawn Heudebourck (02/04/2023)

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