Jones Stores


These documents from Jones Stores were passed to us by Carol Orris.

Jones Stores was first established in 1928 by Alfred Louis Jones. Alfred was born in Holloway. He married Alice Gertrude Skinner in 1907 in Newbury, Berkshire where the couple can be found in the 1911 census. Alfred was at this time a Bank Clerk. Alfred died in 1957, his wife died in 1960, both are buried in St Katherine’s Churchyard.

Their son, Albert George (known to many Canvey Islanders) was born in the Gravesend area in 1914. He first worked with his father in the business and later took over completely. He married Vera Ray in 1970. The shop known as Jones Stores was still in existence in the late 70s, early 80’s.

We are hoping to find out more about the Jones family and do a more comprehensive history of the family and Jones Corner shops at a later date. If you can help in any way please comment below.

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  • I worked here for nearly 5 years was even 11 yrs old when i started my mum asked him as she knew him well, i worked here after school and at weekends, school holidays and did most xmas mornings when we opened the side window to serve customers

    By denise stiles was hawkins (22/11/2013)
  • When my sister Heather and I used to walk to school, we would often count it a treat to call in at ‘Joneses’ to get our supply of liquorice sticks and ‘imps’. the sticks were literally shoots from the plant which you chewed and sucked to get the flavour. They always ended up shredded! Imps were in a little box which contained a couple of dozen of strong liquorice type flavour sweets which resembled specks of bitumen. Each about 1/4″ square (6mm). On the rare occasion my sis would get 2 jamboree bags, but before she gave me my one she had already had a good feel to see if her toy was bigger.Crafty Moo!…

    By peter bligh (30/05/2014)

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