Many thanks to Robin Mayhew for sending us these great, never seen before, photos of Canvey.
They were taken between 1904 and 1906 by the late Harry Gulliver – born 1878 died 1933, who was a relative of Robin Mayhew.
The photos are mounted on the original page in one of Harry Gulliver’s albums with his writing in white ink.
This picture of the Dutch Cottage shows a man and boy standing at the gate. Robin has no idea who they are. Can anyone remember who lived here about that time? The Sorrell family were living at Hill Cottage around 1901. Might have been Steven Pratt and family they are living at Hill Cottage in 1911. Or perhaps they were just visitors. I will investigate.
I have enlarged this section to show that you can actually see inside the cottage where there is a mirror above the fireplace where a reflection of the man’s back can be seen.