Early Canvey Taxi

Benfleet to Leigh Beck

The passengers look happy during this trip from Benfleet Station, presumably the driver has jumped off to take the photo. At least this Canvey road appears to have no pot-holes, unlike those on the Island today. I guess the destination boards only applied if the tide was out!

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  • I thought the lady dressed in strips was the driver. I have seen other pictures with the same uniform.

    By Janet Penn (09/07/2010)
  • I’ve just had a closer look and seen who is holding the reins. My apologies to the lady driver! Graham.

    By Graham (09/07/2010)
  • Could it be Maud Crow, Jobmaster, Canvey on Sea?

    By Robert Hallmann (15/07/2010)
  • That seems quite likely , Robert.

    By Graham (12/08/2010)

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