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I lived at the Canvey Casino (owned by A.H. Beaumont) as a young boy 1954-1958 and can remember the horse always being on the front forecourt and the lady that used to be in charge of them, I never realised that they were to become icons !! Are the Swanns the same family that used to have work and have a shop at the Casino I can remember Clarrie (General Manager) and Lilley Swann she had a gift shop inside the Casino my dad Bob Morris was the maintenance man.

On 12/11/2010

Have just seen the comment from John Morris and felt I had to respond. Yes John, it is the same family. Clary is my dad and Lily was my aunt. Dad is keeping very well, he is 93 now but doesnt look it. We lost Lily a few years ago. My sister still has business on the seafront.

By Liz Swann
On 20/07/2011

I remember our Sunday afternoon walks along the seafront and we would stop by the casino to talk to Clarrie. My parents Peter and Phyllis Owens were great friends with Clarrie. I used to get a ride on the horses.

By kath danswan
On 20/11/2015

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