Fortuna Stores

Maurice Road

Fortuna Stores 2020

The Fortuna Stores in Maurice Road has been around since the 1930s.  We are currently putting together information about the property and the Fortini family who were the early owners. There is also a connection with the Fortuna family who owned the ‘1914’ Star Cafe. How did their name appear on the stores?

Below you can see the building has not changed a lot over the years. But it has changed hands. It must have a lot of history to tell. We have contact with the Fortini family we have some of the story plus pictures. Watch out as we unravel it’s story.

If you can tell us anything please contact us on or comment below.

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  • My Grandad lived in 103 and 105 Maurice Road. His name was Henry Stanley and my family used to have a caravan on
    Fielders Site off Long Road so spent nearly every weekend on Canvey. My Uncle and Auntie had land there and eventually built on it and lived there. I can remember every Sunday night queuing along Long Road to go across the bridge back to Woodford Green.
    We had a lovely childhoods always on the beach, swimming in the sea ( my Grandad swam every day, although bald worn a swim cap and floating, sometime way out in the estuary). He woke up the morning of the flood in 1953 floating in his bed, wondering what was happening.
    What lovely memories your website have awoken in me.
    I will see if I can find any photos I can let you have.

    By June Hygate (19/03/2022)
  • My father owned Fortuna stores during the 60 s James Moremon. At that time the shop was surrounded by a glass canopy , I remember as a young boy having the bedroom at the front and watching the rain bouncing of the glass

    By Steven Moremon (03/07/2022)
  • You can see the canopy on the other page Steven.

    By Janet Penn (03/07/2022)

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