Trevia Avenue and Foksville Road

1949 aerial view

Aerial view of the area around Trevia Ave and Foksville Road in 1949. Trevia Ave and all the properties in the immediate area were demolished to make way for the Knightswick Centre.

You can see the back of Alterman’s Archade in the High Street. Top left hand corner you can see the old buildings that are still there on the corner of Waarden Road. You can just about make out Strutts Corner on the left. I can see the old bank building.

What else can you identify? Please comment below.

Looking east down Foksville Road 1973
Steve Bullock
Rear entrance to what was Alterman's Arcarde in Trevia
Steve Bullock

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  • The single-storey white building (lower centre) was owned in the late 50s by Bert Groom. He sold second-hand furniture, and all sorts of things. As I write this, I can look at the Victorian music chest that my wife and I bought from him in 1969; it still looks nice!

    By Steve Licences (16/03/2021)
  • Centre left is the clinic, and to the left of that under the trees is Freimullers the florist

    By robin howie (17/03/2021)
  • Yep, totally agree with you guys. Although it took me few mins to locate the Clinic as I could only remember the frontage. As the photo is 1949 it is quite possible the long white building was still the Premier Club? What is interesting to me is the Clifton Stores site (as this is 1949 Altermans Arcade had not arrived) my wife’s Mum and her family during the latter War years lived at Clifton Stores and I had wrongly assumed it was in a flat above, however seeing this photo I can now see there was a small bungalow or annexe attached to the rear of the main building. G.

    By Graham (19/03/2021)
  • In the aerial photograph looking down Furtherwick Road towards Lakeside Corner, the first building on the right is the Clinic. I remember going there to get Rubella etc jabs in the early fifties. The building right on the corner was the old post office. Just out of view on the left was Furtherwick Farm on the site of the new post office and Woolworths before they were built.

    By John Dawkins (04/07/2022)
  • Sorry John but you are a little astray re Furtherwick farm. The PO and Woolworths was not on the site of Furtherwick farm. The farm was further south passed the Haystack.

    By Janet Penn (04/07/2022)
  • Yes Janet, I remember that now. The farm was roughly where the job centre is now. I remember the Essex boarded farmhouse painted black as I recall. I do remember a similar looking building laid back slightly from the road which became the site of Woolworths. My memories of this are vague as I was only about 5 or 6 when the farmhouse went.

    By John Dawkins (04/07/2022)
  • Hi John,
    Good to hear from you! Re Furtherwick Farm, if you go onto the Art section of the Archive( in which is my favourite, your painting of the Casino) you will find in the Charlie Shayes collection a painting of the farm. This was painted for the Chambers family probablyin the 30s.
    By the way I hope you finished your painting of the Casino speedway which you showed to some years ago when you lived on the Island. All the best. Graham Stevens.

    By Graham (05/07/2022)
  • Hi John, it’s me again! You mentioned in your second comment about your memory of the house that was on appx on the same site as the old Crown P.O. I have the same recollection of that property from when we lived down The Driveway until 1947 and used to pass it quite often. Immediately there was a little bell ringing in my head calling out ‘ ANDROMEDA’. I must have been between3to5 but clearly remember seeing it by looking through a hedge between Redmans estate agents and Freimullers florists( with ponds with aquatic plants in front)

    Yep it’s all here on the Archive thanks to Janet Walden’s very informative profile of Joan Freimuller( please could somebody link this). Apparently the house was owned by the Freimuller family and the name is after the book of the same name. Sorry I have already woffled on too much but I think there is info re the book on the Archive so have a look around folks! Graham.

    By Graham (05/07/2022)
  • Hi Graham, That all makes sense, and is how I remember it. As you may remember I left Canvey 8 years ago, but still miss it. Much of my family still there, so I come back regularly. It is very crowded now. As we remember, 60 years ago it was semi-rural and a great place to grow up, even though there wasn’t much money about. Sad that so many landmarks have gone, the Casino in particular, where I worked on the Dodgems and Speedway in my late teens. A truly glorious time.

    By John Dawkins (16/07/2022)

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