What's in a Name?

Why 'Admiral Jellicoe?

Admiral Jellicoe 1859-1935

The Admiral Jellicoe PH on Canvey was built late 20s/early 30s as far as we know.

Does anyone know the reason for the name?

Was it built later than we think and named when Admiral Jellicoe died in 1935?

Was there some connection to the Island that we are unaware of?

If anyone can give us an answer please comment below.

Or if you just want a guess please also comment below, it will be interesting to see if we can find an answer.

Admiral Jellicoe Canvey

Comments about this page

  • Beautiful Picture of the Admiral Jellicoe. As to it’s name, my humble guess would be that it was named after Admiral Jellicoe who became First Lord of The Admiralty following the Battle of Jutland in W.W.I. Interestingly,his widow, Lady Jellicoe received a visit, in 1938, by one of the officers who would serve on and survive the sinking of the mighty “Bismark”. She was living in a flat in London at the time.

    By Gerald Hudson (19/01/2013)
  • I think you’ll find several pubs were named after Admiral Jellicoe during the time the pub was built. My father and uncle both helped to build the Jellicoe (see the photo in My Canvey in the History section)

    By Maureen Buckmaster (19/01/2013)
  • Wasn’t it called something else first. Terminus Hotel?

    By Janet Penn (20/01/2013)
  • I have never seen a picture of any previous building here ~ Yes the Terminus Hotel rings a bell (pun intended), not sure if that was the previous building? Hester’s mono-rail would have crossed the road (sea wall) here.

    By Dave Bullock (20/01/2013)
  • staying with the navy , last words of nelson “kiss me hardy”or was it “KISMET” hardy, check KISMET in your dictionary ??????

    By jimbo webb (25/10/2013)

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