Theatre and Cafe, Thorney Bay Camp

Postcard lent to us by Pat Bailey

This is a Raphael Tuck & Son Ltd Real Photograph postcard, posted in 1954.

The photo is of the Thorney Bay Camp showing the theatre and cafe. Below are close-ups to show the area better.

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  • I remember the theatre and seeing films (cartoons) such as “Buck Cheeser” a mouse, a spoof of “Buck Rodgers” space adventures and regular live variety performances put on by a theatre group of local kids – they were great.

    It was in the late 1950’s and my mother used to take my younger brother and I (I was about 9 or 10) to stay at an on-site caravan my parents owned (the site number was Y8) for weekends and school holidays during the summer. We then lived in London.

    I have many happy memories of Canvey and used to love the steam train trip from Fenchurch Street to Benfleet and long walks along the sea wall

    By Michael Mercer (27/03/2019)

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