Odds and Ends

Pictures and cuttings from the Swanson collection

Mr. Bird outside his pub The Red Cow. You wouldn’t want to argue with him when he called time!

Long Road, Canvey Village

Dutch Cottage seen from north east

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  • The picture of Abraham Bird outside the Red Cow PH was taken between 1881 when his known to be at the pub and 1891 when he died. The people with him are likely his family. Honora his wife is probably the lady to his left. The others are almost certainly his children and his grandchildren of which there were loads.

    By Janet Penn (18/12/2014)
  • This photo was taken  from the Canvey News and Benfleet Recorder dated 5 January 1968, so the scene is from 1918.

    By michael swanson (21/12/2014)

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