Canvey Canoe Club


After reading George Chambers interesting page on the Canoe Club, I sorted a few of my canoeing photos out.

The photo of G Prout presenting a trophy to Mr Ives (Ives Shoes) also shows many of the club members, they are all familiar but can only put names to a few, am sure someone will complete the list.

Club prize presentation party

Front left to right
Doris {my mother}, Mrs Prout senior, Erica (Francis wife, my sister) Jean Vandesteen,, Joan (Roland’s wife), Rue Ives,  Sheila Vandersteen, ? ? . Charlie Neil.,

Back row
Yvonne and Vic Vandersteen,  Francis Prout, George Chambers,   Dave Souster (?)

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  • I wonder if the kayaks in these photos are from Prout, and would also be grateful for the model. I am a member of the Historic Canoe and Kayak Assn ( and have been attempting to obtain photos, etc, of Prout kayaks – I used one when working for PGL Voyages on the River Wye in the late 1950s early 1960s

    By tony ford (26/11/2010)
  • Yes I can confirm that it is David Souster, in the back row. Cliff and Enid Souster were my Grandparents, Meriel Davis (nee Souster) my mum and David, my uncle

    By Jerry Davis (02/02/2014)

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