Old Canvey Photos c1904-6

Taken by Harry Gulliver

Well and Pump c1904-6
Harry Gulliver
Beach Scene c1904-6
Harry Gulliver

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.

Dutch Round House, c1904-6, now the Dutch Cottage Museum

Close-up of the Man and boy

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.

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  • My great grandfather William Alfred Sorrell was born in this Cottage in 1900
    I’m not sure how long he lived there for. ..
    His father was John William Sorrell and his mother Emily Sorrell ( née Scott )
    And also 2 other children Arthur & Ellen Smith ( not sure about their journey there? )

    By Julie Sorrell-wilde (07/10/2023)
  • Hallo……..1948 i was on school holiday days staying
    with my fathers Mum Mrs Painter .
    I will always remember that i got stuck on a creek, and the tide was coming in , and i was saved by a guy who came across the water and slung me 3 or 4 wood planks to get out of the thick mud.and i am still in this strange world…………Regards

    By Frederick Beard (21/01/2024)

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