Temple Bar

Hester's monorail

Central Wall
Roger Thipthorp collection
Temple Bar
Roger Thipthorp collection

The first card showing bungalows in the Wintergardens area of Canvey with Central Wall. The card has a postmark of 1920 and was sent to Gravesend.

Below is a view of Temple Bar the Wintergardens terminus for Frederick Hester’s horse drawn monorail. It ran from here to the seafront end of Station Road. The concrete ‘buffer’ can still be seen today. The card is postmarked 1941.

(Ed: Note the buildings on the right are the same on both cards. Therefore the top picture was taken before the Temple Bar was built c1900.)

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  • Hello

    The middle bungalow in the second picture with the white front.

    I can remember when this was a licensed social club up until at least the 60s but cannot recall its name. In the first photo it has not yet been built.



    By sparrow (23/12/2014)

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