Cox's Cafe

Post Cards of Seaview Road, Leigh Beck

By David Bullock

Cox's Cafe was located between Seaview Road, Dovercliff Road and South Parade. In this same area Hester's Mono-Rail Station was said to be located (1902), hence the later name Station Road.

Some of these Post Cards may have been taken either from Cox's Cafe or maybe the adjacent Beach House?

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Photo:I believe the unmade road left is Seaview Road. COX's with Benfleet Downs in the distance
Photo:Looking north (Dovercliff Road or South Parade?) with COX's store
Photo:COX's Hotel with MEUX's
Photo:COX's Emporium
Photo:Looking North towards down Station Road - Cox's to the right off Seaview Road
Photo:Cox's Cafe and Dance Hall
Photo:We look north down possibly Dovercliff Road
Photo:"Leigh Beck" I believe this is taken from Coxy's looking north down Dovercliff Road?
Photo:"Bungalows" I believe this was also taken from Coxy's looking north?
Photo:"View from Cafe Steps" (Probably Coxy's) - Card dated 29th Aug 1929
Photo:Cox's Cafe with Tea 2d per cup
Photo:Cox's Oriental Cafe - Look in the mirror! Click next to read the card...
Photo:Flip side of last card
This gallery was added by David Bullock on 09/03/2008.
Comments about this page

My grandfather Persey Cox was part owner of the hotel with his brother in the early 1900. He moved to Canada in 1912 to live in Welland Ont. Can.

By Wayne Drawbridge
On 18/06/2008

My mother's brothers worked for this hotel probably in the 30's. She had three brothers, Arthur Adams, Stanley Adams and Lawrence Adams. I think her father was a builder and a chef at some stage. They went on to work for the Ozonia Hotel (think that was how it was spelt). My mother was a waitress at the Ozonia hotel. Her name was Ivy.

By Moireen
On 15/01/2009

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