The 'late' Casino Horses outside the Casino

from Liz Swann

Nicole Swann (Liz’s daughter with her daddy) Dated 1987


These pictures of the Casino horses were passed to us by Liz Swann.

Both were taken outside the Casino in the late 80’s.

Nicola Swann (Liz’s daughter) and Kelly Swann-Harvey (Lea’s daughter) Dated 1988


Comments about this page

  • Wonderfull – thanks Liz!

    By David Bullock (21/02/2010)
  • I really feel these horses were a part of my heritage and childhood and I was devastated to hear the sad news. Having worked for the past several years in the candyfloss and donut kiosk beside the horses, I have seen so many people enjoy them. Lets hope we can keep the paddling pool on the beach so another piece of canvey’s history isn’t destroyed.

    By Nicole Swann (22/02/2010)
  • I remember them well. My parents owned the newsagents next to the Casino throughout the 80s and I rode them lots as a child. As I got older I obviously didn’t (a teenager on a coin operated horse is not a good look) but walked past them pretty much daily. They were a part of the seafront and it’s a shame to hear they’re gone. Concrete Barge… Seafront Horses… my childhood is evaporating!

    By Dave Gillman (17/10/2010)

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