War Ship Week

Southend Standard 22nd January 1942

After declaring Canvey Warship Week open on Saturday, Flight-lieut. Victor Rakes MP and Mrs Raikes, together with Mr E Rayment (Chairman of Canvey Island Urban Council) and Mrs Rayment, drove off in a Bren gun carrier to the offices of the Gas Light and Coke Company, where they purchased Savings Certificates.
Units of the Services photographed in the procession moving off from Canvey recreation ground for the opening of Canvey Warship Week on Saturday.

Two very grainy pictures from Southend Standard 1942

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  • Is the second picture taken from Park Lane at the rear of the bus depot? Is the school immediately to the left of the bus depot, with the Admiral Jellicoe on the far left of the picture?

    By michael swanson (10/04/2012)

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