Early village postcard

c1900s

We have not seen this postcard before. The church is on the left and the village school on the right that was built in 1873. The building in the distance at the junction of Canvey Road, Long and Haven Roads is the old village Post Office and over 100 years old and still there today.

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  • The date for this picture is between 1908 and 1924.

    By Martin Lepley (25/08/2020)
  • What makes you say that Martin?

    By Janet Penn (25/08/2020)
  • Telegraph poles would have transported one of three types of services.
    a). Electric Telegraph – arrived 1908
    b) Telephone – arrived about 1924
    c) Electricity arrived 1931, along with swan neck lighting. Some places (i.e. winter gardens) had generator supplied electricity before.

    Electricity poles were placed on the opposite side of this road. So is not that.

    Telephone poles had multiple horizontal cross bars along the top which are quite distinct.

    The telegraph poles in the pictures carried the Electric Telegraph. This was installed on to Canvey in 1908 and went as far as the Post Office in the Village. I have found that the actual wires tend not to show up in these pictures, and is quite normal on postcards of this era.

    By Martin Lepley (25/08/2020)
  • That’s better than just stating something. Everyone can now understand. Thank you.

    By Janet Penn (25/08/2020)

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