Phil Blanchard reporter and cartoonist

Also known as Jackass

During the early years a feature of the Chronicle was the cartoons by Phil Blanchard, who was also a reporter under the title of ‘The Jackass’.  Phil also gave us the postcards featured elsewhere on this site.

Phil includes himself in his cartoons (the wild-haired man) and the editor (pinstriped and hated). Even Fred McCave and his brother were included in some.

Quote from Hilda Holloway’s Canvey memories:-

Next to our bungalow on Canvey lived Phil Blanchard – he had a hugh garden and spent all day tending it. He had a long white beard and only needed the appearance of Peter Rabbit to be straight out of a Beatrix Potter story!

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  • I believe his name was BLANSHARD.

    By Martin Lepley (29/04/2022)

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