The Seafront early 1980's
Building of the new wall
The following pictures show the construction of the new seawall running along the seafront. The work looks quite dangerous, definately uncomfortable. I cannot quite workout what part of the seafront some of the pictures are so if anyone wants to take a stab please make a comment below the pictures.
Pictures donated by John and Eileen Potter
More pictures from the Potter collection can be seen here and pictures of Canvey’s Sea defences can be seen here.
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Is the picture taken standing on Chapmans sands jetty, I think the roof you see in the back ground, is the cafe that used to be on the corner of Helendoorn Rd, my grand parents had a house there 50s to 70s good times, I live in Sydney now.
I remember how the gap between the old and new walls was filled in with big pinkish coloured rock which contained white crystals (which we all said was quartz; I don’t know if that is right). This rock decorated many Canvey gardens for years afterwards! I wonder how much of it is still about.
I worked on the defences from 1979-1980, for Mears Nuttal, we started the wall by the yacht club and finished it up by the ammusement arcades, happy days.
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