Robert Hallmann's Photo Gallery

A collection by this local Historian & Author

Thanks to CCA member Robert Hallmann for making these photographs available. They were taken in the 1980’s and show how much has changed in the small amount of time since.

Robert Hallmann is a local author who has published historical books on Essex, South Benfleet and recently the informative “Canvey Island – A History”.

Click on the Photos for a closer look…

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  • The jetty in this picture is the London Coastal Oil Wharf jetty (now Oikos).

    By Rod Bishop (16/11/2010)
  • Hi What I remember about this photograph is that the person who used to run the Toffee Apple and Candy Floss stall on the left, was a chap called Maurice Ash – his wife’s name was Esme. They ran it circa 1958-63, maybe longer. Maurice was a guitarist too and in his earlier years (circa early 1950s) he played with an outfit call Felix Mendleson’s Hawiian Serenade. He was a friend of my father, Cyril (also known as Frank) Raven and he became the godfather of my brother Paul, which is how i got to know about his background. He was a really jovial type. I remember that he bought me my first 4 string plastic guitar (a toy) and taught me a few ukelele chords- and i have never looked back – Thanks Maurice. Pete Raven (born on the Island in 1950)

    By peterraven (30/10/2011)

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