Old Canvey

In this section you can read stories about Canvey's past.

Page link: 1960's music scene.
1960's music scene.
Canvey Carnival Talent Contest?
Page link: Whittier Hall
Whittier Hall
Grandmother Daisy Brignull Choir practice 1940s?
Page link: Fred Edwards, Ferry man / Bridge operator
Fred Edwards, Ferry man / Bridge operator
Colvin Bridge 1931 opening day
Page link: Woods Bakers and Cafe.
Woods Bakers and Cafe.
A photographic mystery
Page link: Its All Change at Lakeside Corner
Its All Change at Lakeside Corner
Old shop signed unearthed
Page link: From The Rev Mother Superior
From The Rev Mother Superior
Convent of the Good Shepherd
Page link: Cowkeeper and Dairyman
Cowkeeper and Dairyman
Pure New Milk from our own cows!!!
Page link: Canvey Historical Bibles
Canvey Historical Bibles
Its the inside that counts
Page link: 1977 Silver Jubilee
1977 Silver Jubilee
Tewkes Road Street Party
Page link: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Recuperate's on Canvey in 1838
Page link: If you leave the bus at the Haystack
If you leave the bus at the Haystack
leave everything clear when you go.....
Page link: G A Nickolds Haulage Contractors
G A Nickolds Haulage Contractors
Outside Marlborough House
Page link: S Stibbards and Sons
S Stibbards and Sons
150 years serving the community
Page link: Charlie Stamp
Charlie Stamp
One of the old Canvey Characters
Page link: Canvey's Early Style
Canvey's Early Style
More than a hundred years ago Canvey went 'rustic'
Page link: Two Canvey Village Names
Two Canvey Village Names
Tibbett and Cass
Page link: C I Chamber of Trade and Industry
C I Chamber of Trade and Industry
Annual Dinner Dances 1975 and 1977
Page link: Slater Bros Contractors
Slater Bros Contractors
From the 1950s
Page link: A R MacHaye and Sons
A R MacHaye and Sons
Who remembers?
Page link: Ronald Vandersteen 1921-1942
Ronald Vandersteen 1921-1942
Strange but true.....
Page link: Photos and Diagrams for Sale
Photos and Diagrams for Sale
The building of the bridge 1931
Page link: The Moving of the Tram Trailer
The Moving of the Tram Trailer
to Castle Point Transport Museum
Page link: 102 Years Old
102 Years Old
Tram Trailer
Page link: Tram Carriage
Tram Carriage
Body of a tram found in a back garden.
Page link: George Brittain
George Brittain
One of his early residences
Page link: Dutch Cottage
Dutch Cottage
Renting it in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Page link: Doggetts Coat and Badge
Doggetts Coat and Badge
2015 was the 300th Anniversary of the race
Page link: The Saga of the Cottage
The Saga of the Cottage
Haven road Dutch cottage
Page link: Janet Mary, Foundress and First Superior
Janet Mary, Foundress and First Superior
Society of the Good Shepherd
Page link: The Last Hazard
The Last Hazard
Chapman Lighthouse
Page link: The Silver Buttons
The Silver Buttons
Rock group 1960's
Page link: The Chapman Lion
The Chapman Lion
Thanks to Suzanne Scott
Page link: Inside the King Canute
Inside the King Canute
Brought to you by Beyond The Point
Page link: Memories of The Chapman Lighthouse
Memories of The Chapman Lighthouse
Freedom Canvey Island gave young people in the early 50's
Page link: Rationing in 1945-46
Rationing in 1945-46
Clothing coupons
Page link: London Co-operative Society
London Co-operative Society
A Membership book
Page link: Canvey Island
Canvey Island
Before the bridge
Page link: Sunnyside Hotel
Sunnyside Hotel
Before it was converted into a convent
Page link: Odds and Ends
Odds and Ends
Pictures and cuttings from the Swanson collection
Page link: Council Clerk Found Shot
Council Clerk Found Shot
Revolver Tragedy
Page link: The Granary
The Granary
Chas. Golbourn and Co
Page link: The Old Shops in the Village
The Old Shops in the Village
Being demolished in the late 80s
Page link: Cherry Stores RIP
Cherry Stores RIP
c1930-2014
Page link: John James Turnnidge
John James Turnnidge
Servant to Rev Henry Hayes
Page link: Canada Corner
Canada Corner
A recent find
Page link: Hotel
Hotel
Where?
Page link: Paarl Lodge, Paarl Rd.
Paarl Lodge, Paarl Rd.
A family home for nearly seventy years could shortly disappear
Page link: Dutch Village Stores
Dutch Village Stores
Dyke Crescent
Page link: Tremain's Library
Tremain's Library
and Confectionery
Page link: The Goldmine Poster
The Goldmine Poster
From the 1990s
Page link: My Grandad Herbert Edward Hoad
My Grandad Herbert Edward Hoad
Standing for Liberal Party 1960
Page link: The 1908 Regatta
The 1908 Regatta
Benfleet and Canvey Regatta and land sports.
Page link: Wally and Kate Fuller
Wally and Kate Fuller
Lake Villas
Page link: P.C. Filmer
P.C. Filmer
Canvey Policeman 1902-1911
Page link: 'Kismet'
'Kismet'
Whatever will be will be
Page link: The Humberstone Family
The Humberstone Family
And the Beach House Connection
Page link: The Waters Edge Ad
The Waters Edge Ad
1980 Carnival Prog.
Page link: Key Markets Ad
Key Markets Ad
From the 1980 Carnival prog
Page link: An Exclusive Island 'Bolt Hole'
An Exclusive Island 'Bolt Hole'
A safe distance from the gunpowder
Page link: Chapman Lighthouse
Chapman Lighthouse
A gaunt, bright red iron giant, it stood lighting the way for sailors for over a century
Page link: 'Ashcroft' Holbeck Road
'Ashcroft' Holbeck Road
Old Canvey Bungalow
Page link: Pre-Dutch waterway **Updated
Pre-Dutch waterway **Updated
Found on Canvey 1970
Page link: The Excavation of a
The Excavation of a "Red Hill" on Canvey Island
By Warwick J. Rodwell, F.S.A.(Scot.) dated 1966
Page link: The Demise of the Casino
The Demise of the Casino
Photos by Steve Earl
Page link: Archaeological Remains of Pantile & Tree Farm
Archaeological Remains of Pantile & Tree Farm
Includes video documentary & previously unseen remains
Page link: Canvey Map 1898 Edited 1923
Canvey Map 1898 Edited 1923
Showing Sunken Marsh and Newlands
Page link: Canvey Map 1793
Canvey Map 1793
Freehold and Third Acre
Page link: Excavations at Canvey Point
Excavations at Canvey Point
Booklet printed 1982 Compiled by P J Johnson
Page link: El Monico?
El Monico?
Problem??? No Problem
Page link: The Chalet, Leigh Beck
The Chalet, Leigh Beck
Drawn by Frank Lansdown
Page link: Coronation Party
Coronation Party
at Leigh Beck
Page link: What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
Why 'Admiral Jellicoe?
Page link: William Usher Carey
William Usher Carey
The last Proprietor of the Old Red Cow PH
Page link: Thomas William Stanford
Thomas William Stanford
Proprietor Red Cow PH 1917-1929
Page link: Leslie Claxton
Leslie Claxton
Claxton married Aldridge
Page link: Get your tents here!
Get your tents here!
Thorney Bay campsite
Page link: Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day
With Fred McCave
Page link: Clifton Estate
Clifton Estate
Documents from 1928-33
Page link: Coronation Party
Coronation Party
Carole Peck nee Disney
Page link: Fielder's Post War Camp
Fielder's Post War Camp
Bring your own accommodation
Page link: Porch in Memory of Mother
Porch in Memory of Mother
Chelmsford Chronicle January 1950
Page link: Canvey - Benfleet Crossing
Canvey - Benfleet Crossing
From Dowd's Canvey Cyclopaedia
Page link: The Atomic Bungalows
The Atomic Bungalows
Long Road/Miramar Avenue
Page link: Clement's Dairies
Clement's Dairies
Proprietors Ernest and Maud Clement
Page link: W. J. Tibbett Jnr Builder's Merchant
W. J. Tibbett Jnr Builder's Merchant
An advert from the 1925 Canvey Official Guide "Charming Cheerful Canvey"
Page link: The SS Benmohr
The SS Benmohr
and the cement barrels
Page link: 1720 map of Canvey
1720 map of Canvey
from an Essex map by Robert Morden
Page link: Map of Canvey 1780
Map of Canvey 1780
from a map of Essex by Emanuel Bowen, c.1780
Page link: Map of Canvey Island 1648
Map of Canvey Island 1648
from Joan Bleu's 1648 Essex map
Page link: Ye Old Village Well
Ye Old Village Well
Some facts
Page link: The Lake with the 'girls bungalow'
The Lake with the 'girls bungalow'
postcard from Jill Goodchild
Page link: The Swallows Childrens Home
The Swallows Childrens Home
Postcard from Jill Goodchild
Page link: Cottage of St Hugh
Cottage of St Hugh
aka Riverside Café
Page link: Childrens Camp At Canvey
Childrens Camp At Canvey
with Rev. J.R.Brown
Page link: Murder at Canvey?
Murder at Canvey?
Human Bones Found
Page link: The Canvey Supply Company
The Canvey Supply Company
Fred McCave's article in the Bulletin 1980
Page link: Old Canvey Maps
Old Canvey Maps
Canvey Village
Page link: Beach House
Beach House
Looking North
Page link: The Opening of the Colvin Bridge
The Opening of the Colvin Bridge
and Luncheon was served
Page link: The Lobster Smack
The Lobster Smack
During the 1930s/40s
Page link: The Invasion of 1667
The Invasion of 1667
The story of a Dutch attack on Canvey Island
Page link: A Cafe at Canvey Island
A Cafe at Canvey Island
The Architect and Building News 1934
Page link: The Canvey Island Chimney Disaster
The Canvey Island Chimney Disaster
Fred Dibnah and that chimney
Page link: Canvey's freshwater flood in 1968
Canvey's freshwater flood in 1968
The Gafzelle Drive ferry service.
Page link: Tewkes Creek Dock
Tewkes Creek Dock
'Tootse' Dock
Page link: The Oysterfleet Country Club
The Oysterfleet Country Club
Home of Dr Feelgood
Page link: Getting ready to step it out
Getting ready to step it out
Castle Point Clarion 1973
Page link: Peerless and Unic
Peerless and Unic
Do you remember them?
Page link: Eagle Steamers
Eagle Steamers
Stevens local agent
Page link: The Keil Family
The Keil Family
Canvey's connection to the famous KeilKraft Kits aircraft scale model-makers.
Page link: Frost Aid Begins At Home
Frost Aid Begins At Home
Advert in Captivating Canvey 1958-9
Page link: Canvey News & Benfleet Recorder
Canvey News & Benfleet Recorder
A few local advertisments
Page link: Canvey's Model Village and Town in Miniature
Canvey's Model Village and Town in Miniature
The Mascot Gardens (Opp the Haystack)
Page link: The Canvey Explosives factory proposals
The Canvey Explosives factory proposals
New book mentions hulks
Page link: Sequel to Canvey Island Made History
Sequel to Canvey Island Made History
Canvey Methane Terminal Inground Tanks
Page link: Canvey Island Made History
Canvey Island Made History
Methane Gas Terminal
Page link: The Ozonia Saga
The Ozonia Saga
Recollections of Ozonia by Harry Russell
Page link: 1792 Act ; Original Copy.
1792 Act ; Original Copy.
''An Act for more effectually embanking etc "
Page link: Old Canvey Adverts c1950
Old Canvey Adverts c1950
Some names are well known some not
Page link: Claxton's Advert
Claxton's Advert
Essex Countryside July 1977
Page link: Wildfowl and Zeppelins
Wildfowl and Zeppelins
the story of wildfowling on Canvey Island
Page link: Swing Bridge, Canvey Island
Swing Bridge, Canvey Island
Questions in the House of Commons
Page link: Ludwick Park Estate, Canvey-on-Sea
Ludwick Park Estate, Canvey-on-Sea
Plan of the Estate dated c1902
Page link: Crisp Molineaux Harridge 1788-1863
Crisp Molineaux Harridge 1788-1863
Publican at Sluice Inn (Lobstersmack Inn)
Page link: Magic Lantern Slides
Magic Lantern Slides
Local cinema adverts from the late 30s
Page link: Canvey Island
Canvey Island
First House?
Page link: Frank Saul
Frank Saul
Spurs Footballer
Page link: Canvey's Canada Corner and Canadian Memorial Garden
Canvey's Canada Corner and Canadian Memorial Garden
The Island's Permanent Links with Canada
Page link: Old Canvey Bungalow 2008
Old Canvey Bungalow 2008
Now demolished
Page link: Canvey Clay Pottery
Canvey Clay Pottery
Written by the author of 'Invaders of Canvey' Olivia Whitcomb, B.Ed Hons.
Page link: The Hotel Monico
The Hotel Monico
Its Illuminated inn sign used for navigation
Page link:
"The Hills"
and the striped buildings
Page link: The Song of Canvey
The Song of Canvey
Sung by the Dutch to Sir Cornelius Vermuyden
Page link: The Deep Water Docks schemes
The Deep Water Docks schemes
Sale of part of the Spitty Estate
Page link: Canvey Island Methane Terminal
Canvey Island Methane Terminal
Photos taken from PS Waverley
Page link: Canvey Island Sea Wall
Canvey Island Sea Wall
by Herbert Price Powell Esq from the 1931 Canvey Guide
Page link: Canvey Island as a Residential Centre
Canvey Island as a Residential Centre
From the 1931 Canvey Island Guide
Page link: Canvey Island's Institutions
Canvey Island's Institutions
Originally published in the 1931 Canvey Island Guide
Page link: The Crested Eagle passing the Chapman Lighthouse
The Crested Eagle passing the Chapman Lighthouse
One of the casualties of Dunkirk
Page link: 'The Canvey Lady' poster
'The Canvey Lady' poster
By Charles Pears
Page link: Mr Joseph Hills 1816-1909
Mr Joseph Hills 1816-1909
Illustrated by Tom Merry
Page link: Canvey District Nursing Association
Canvey District Nursing Association
Affiliated to the Essex County Association
Page link: Croppenburg Lake and Island Farm
Croppenburg Lake and Island Farm
The Disappearing Lake
Page link: Kate Carney visits Canvey
Kate Carney visits Canvey
Music hall singer and comedian
Page link: Canvey Island and its Churches    Price 6d
Canvey Island and its Churches Price 6d
Published in 1947 By W Marston Acres with Illustrations
Page link: The 'Sketch' Sept. 13, 1893
The 'Sketch' Sept. 13, 1893
in its 'Small Talk' column had this to say about Canvey:
Page link: The Naturalist on the Thames
The Naturalist on the Thames
published in 1902 possibly written c1896 by C.J. Cornish (1858-1906)
Page link: The Canvey Explosives Arsenal Scheme of 1875
The Canvey Explosives Arsenal Scheme of 1875
Dynamite Hulks and the Kynoch Hotel
Page link: Andromeda, an Idyll of the Great River
Andromeda, an Idyll of the Great River
A novel By Robert Buchanan, published 1900
Page link: Harold Allpress Thomas
Harold Allpress Thomas
Founder of Whittier Hall
Page link: Windyridge
Windyridge
Mr & Mrs Fenwick
Page link: Knightswick Farm in 1913
Knightswick Farm in 1913
Southend & Westcliff Graphic (Friday, 8th August 1913)
Page link: The Search for Coal in Essex
The Search for Coal in Essex
Canvey a Coal Mining Town?
Page link: A Cartoon from 1969
A Cartoon from 1969
Signs of the times
Page link: Cricksea aka Greenglades
Cricksea aka Greenglades
Pictures of this High Street Cafe
Page link: Underwoods - The Benfleet Slipway
Underwoods - The Benfleet Slipway
Boat building and repairing by the Creek
Page link: Joanne Smith's Post Card Collection
Joanne Smith's Post Card Collection
Sent in from Australia
Page link: Musings on old pictures
Musings on old pictures
A look at old Postcards
Page link: A Canvey Mystery
A Canvey Mystery
Snow-White the Red Cow
Page link: Maurice Blackford RN 1873-1933
Maurice Blackford RN 1873-1933
Served on HMS Orlando during the Boxer Rebellion
Page link: The Susannah Howard Stone
The Susannah Howard Stone
Thames Hoymen and Lightermen
Page link: St Katherine's Churchyard
St Katherine's Churchyard
'Pages' of Canvey's History
Page link: Wreck Hall - Farm of 'A Thousand Years'
Wreck Hall - Farm of 'A Thousand Years'
An extract from 'Canvey Island - A History'
Page link: Oysterfleet Farm
Oysterfleet Farm
A story of Canvey folk
Page link: Wreck(Rack) Hall Farm and the Morley family
Wreck(Rack) Hall Farm and the Morley family
The Canvey-Stoke Newington-Canvey connections
Page link: History of the Lobster Smack and Sluice Farm
History of the Lobster Smack and Sluice Farm
The Beckwiths of Hole Haven
Page link: Ferry Tales
Ferry Tales
Problems of being an Island
Category link: Canvey Emergency Hospital
Canvey Emergency Hospital
Oh where, Oh where did it go!
Category link: Canvey Island and Tilikum
Canvey Island and Tilikum
The surprising connection
Category link: Canvey Roughcasts
Canvey Roughcasts
John Pharro's photos 2003
Category link: Childrens camps on Canvey
Childrens camps on Canvey
From around the 1908-1912 period
Category link: The Casino Ballroom and Amusements
The Casino Ballroom and Amusements
The Swann Collection
Category link: The Northwick Village Project
The Northwick Village Project
The village that never was
Category link: The Stuckey Sisters
The Stuckey Sisters
Sisters who were well known on the Island