What a good idea for the site, especially for the old timers like myself. I know I am going back a bit but did any of you go to Leigh Beck School around 1943 as I did? After being evacuated to a place called Little Araden in Wellingborough during the war, my mum brought me to Canvey to live with my grandmother after she found out I was being ill treated. My grandmothers name was Lil Dowler and her bungalow was the only property between Leigh Beck school and the shops at the Point. I still remember the name of the bungalow called Third Acre. That time sticks in my mind because a girl in my class called Sylvia was on the roof of the bus garage and she fell through the glass roof and died instantly. I believe the headmistress was Miss Vincent.
I would like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time.