Early 20th Century Canvey

This section is for contributors memories of Canvey Island from the early years of the last Century. Roughly from 1900 to the Second WW in 1939 and up to the 1950's. This was the time of Hester, early bungalow settlements and the start of the big increases in population on the island. The time of WW1 and the depression, when Canvey was changed forever. If you remember those years please upload or email in your memories.

Page link: Connie Johnson RIP
Connie Johnson RIP
Sent in by her son Thomas Johnson
Page link: Joan Freimuller
Joan Freimuller
A Wedding photo
Page link: Thom Johnson's Memories Part 2
Thom Johnson's Memories Part 2
Thom's motivations and gunpowder plots!
Page link: Memories of Canvey
Memories of Canvey
Written by the late Doris Manly
Page link: Canvey 1936
Canvey 1936
as written by Reg White in 1997
Page link: Thom's Boyhood Memories
Thom's Boyhood Memories
Reminiscences
Page link: Listening to the Sky Larks
Listening to the Sky Larks
Canvey Memories
Page link: Guy Bach
Guy Bach
and the Annie Jones
Page link: A Little Bit of Switzerland
A Little Bit of Switzerland
The Togni Family
Page link: Walter John Beare BEM
Walter John Beare BEM
Harry Beare recalls his father's award for bravery and his own life on the Island
Page link: 'Island Nest'
'Island Nest'
As remembered by Terrence Killick
Page link: A Thamesman's Memories
A Thamesman's Memories
From a magazine article dated 1969
Page link: My life as a child on Canvey
My life as a child on Canvey
Written by Flavia Miller nee Cass
Page link: Leigh Beck School
Leigh Beck School
Who are they
Page link: Village Drive
Village Drive
Guy Fawkes?
Page link: Life on Canvey Island 1930-1955
Life on Canvey Island 1930-1955
Remembered by Theresa Edith Brodrick. (Nee Nash)
Page link: My time on Canvey.
My time on Canvey.
1944-1961
Page link: George Milford Remembers
George Milford Remembers
The connection to the Teskey family
Page link: My Father Leslie Pullan
My Father Leslie Pullan
Canvey Fire Brigade
Page link: Reginald Bernard Newman
Reginald Bernard Newman
Survived WW2 killed Korea
Page link: Canvey in the 1920's
Canvey in the 1920's
Rare old Photos discovered
Page link: Stan Thackeray's memories
Stan Thackeray's memories
Canvey 1930s-1940s
Page link: Memories of Canvey Island
Memories of Canvey Island
in the 1920s and early 1930s
Page link: June Debnam's Memories
June Debnam's Memories
The Debnam Family and Oysterfleet Stores
Page link: I was born in 1941
I was born in 1941
Memories of wartime Canvey
Page link: Stella Goodchild
Stella Goodchild
Canvey Memories
Page link: Canvey Front, in the 30s
Canvey Front, in the 30s
Tea shop at Pavilion Jetty
Page link: My Canvey, part one
My Canvey, part one
Written by Maureen Buckmaster
Page link: Marlborough House
Marlborough House
Old Photo from 1934
Page link: Post Cards from Canvey
Post Cards from Canvey
from Beatie Addington
Page link: Roland George Francke 1883-1932
Roland George Francke 1883-1932
Canvey Councillor and Builder
Page link: Round about three
Round about three
Canvey in the early 1930s. Impressions of childhood.
Page link: The Critchell Family
The Critchell Family
of Canvey Island
Page link: Childhood Holidays on Canvey Island
Childhood Holidays on Canvey Island
A Personal and Poetic View
Page link: The Doodlebug Baby
The Doodlebug Baby
School days and beyond
Page link: Memories of Canvey Island
Memories of Canvey Island
Written by Linda Perfect nee Sparkes
Page link: Interview with Aubrey Stevens
Interview with Aubrey Stevens
Interviewed at home 'New Dunmow House' 1 Gafzelle Drive 1983
Page link: The Labworth Café
The Labworth Café
Early (1933?) image
Page link: Mystery Family Photos from 1927
Mystery Family Photos from 1927
Bungalow name *Updated*
Page link: Mystery Family Photos from 1927
Mystery Family Photos from 1927
Do You know this Family?
Page link: Canvey Resident's Strange Death
Canvey Resident's Strange Death
William Yetton 1865-1919
Page link: Quenby's The Oldest Island Chemist
Quenby's The Oldest Island Chemist
Written by Miall James and published in 'The Bulletin' in 1980
Page link: The Formation of the First Canvey Island Cricket Club
The Formation of the First Canvey Island Cricket Club
written by Laurie Lock-Dingley and published in the Bulletin in 1984
Page link: My Mother's memories of Canvey
My Mother's memories of Canvey
Particularly Cox's and Ozonia Hotels
Page link: Audrey's Quest
Audrey's Quest
Looking for her Nan, Mabel Lewis
Page link: Holidays on Canvey
Holidays on Canvey
The Phipps Family
Page link: A special message just for Canvey Archive
A special message just for Canvey Archive
written by the Novelist and Poet Bernard Durrant
Page link: Canvey Carnival 1927-2000
Canvey Carnival 1927-2000
Interview with Mary Dallas
Page link: John Luck
John Luck
emailed in by his great granddaughter Sharon Sciachettano
Page link: Denys Cook, local artist 1922-2008
Denys Cook, local artist 1922-2008
An interview with his widow Jean
Page link: Within Living Memory
Within Living Memory
My memories start on Canvey Island in 1928-1937.
Page link: Life on Canvey in the 1920's
Life on Canvey in the 1920's
Freda Tozeland and Bersalem
Page link: The Parks Family and Canvey Island
The Parks Family and Canvey Island
Marjorie Parks' memories of Canvey
Page link: The Rev Joseph Overs & the Canvey Island Monster!
The Rev Joseph Overs & the Canvey Island Monster!
Joe Overs 'The Canvey Photographer'
Page link: The Woods and Bone families of Canvey Village
The Woods and Bone families of Canvey Village
From information given to me by Richard Powell
Page link: Over 80 years on Canvey
Over 80 years on Canvey
Richard Powell's memories
Page link: Mrs Laws 'The Poetess'
Mrs Laws 'The Poetess'
Leigh Beck Memories
Page link: A 'Showman' comes to Canvey
A 'Showman' comes to Canvey
Dick Monte Aka Richard Monte-Williams 1876-1953 written by his granddaughter Pauline Gashinski
Page link: A Dynasty Of Oggs
A Dynasty Of Oggs
Canvey history reflected in the families of Ogg and Pound
Page link: The Hartfield Family on Canvey
The Hartfield Family on Canvey
1920's Canvey Pioneer Morris Hartfield
Page link: The Ozonia Hotel during WW2
The Ozonia Hotel during WW2
Keith McQueen's Memories