Here are 3 images of Wendy Knight in happier times. She’s obviously on a coach trip but can anyone recognise the building in the background? Wendy is a talented lady who enjoyed taking photos of Canvey where she lived for the most of her life. She loved drawing, painting, patchwork quilting and crafting too. Having often seen her around Canvey over the years, it wasn’t until 2011 when she joined the same U3A craft group run by Eva Hayes that I joined, that I got to know her. Amongst other things she showed us how to macrame and do tatting. One of the last projects she did with us was to make a teddy bear with Joy Davies’ help (an expert bear maker). She was absolutely delighted with her bear which was twice the size of ours! If I remember correctly it was pink.
She was also a long time member of the Mother’s Union and regularly attended St Nicholas Church.
Sadly since then Wendy has developed dementia but is now safe and being cared for in a local home. Her friend Mary Drummond, who visits her, told me recently that Wendy’s dementia has been kind to her because she believes her Mum is still there with her and keeping her company. Our craft group misses this talented lady.
Luckily the Archive has been able to save and publish many of her photos thanks to the generosity of Wendy’s nephew to whom we are very grateful.