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Fascinating story - Does anyone know where in Leigh Beck?

By David Bullock
On 11/07/2009

Yes Dave. It is Station Road

By Janet Penn
On 14/07/2009

The actual location of the Union Jack Caravan was probably in Station Rd on the west side app 80yds north of South Parade.I presume it became or was replaced by Union Jack Lodge which I remember in that position in the 50s. The narrative is very detailed,but the names of some of the characters mentioned might add a little more to the story. Obviously, the jury foreman was farmer George Chambers of Furtherwick Farm, Walter Cock a.k.a Cox was the proprietor of Cox's Hotel but it was in his role of Sub-postmaster at Canvey-on-Sea that he was able to contact the Village P.O so they could telegraph P.C Girling probably attending court at Rochford. I also wonder if there is any family connection with the policeman and Conservative councillor of C.I.U.D.C in the 50s.

By Graham Stevens
On 26/07/2009

Union Jack Lodge was standing at the time of his death. Maybe William YETTON rented out the property to holiday makers, or chose not to live in the lodge for some reason. There was a "Building and Galvanised shed in rear". Maybe this was the caravan. Union Jack Lodge's location was virtually opposite "Westwood Ho." that thankfully is still around today. The Buildings in the rear would actually be nearer Marine Avenue, at the junction of Crescent Road.

Union Jack Lodge was owned by Ada Eliza YETTON

By Martin Lepley
On 23/07/2017

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