The Oysterfleet Lighthouse

Post Cards of this Lakeside Landmark

By David Bullock

It is said this lighthouse was built as an out house for the mother in law of the occupant of the adjacent bungalow, Capt Gregson. The Bungalow eventually became the Oysterfleet Pub and later the Dr Feelgood Club.

The Lighthouse was sadly demolished before a presevation order could be placed on it. The Oysterfleet Pub was also later demolished and replaced with a Hotel and Pub with a beer garden by the Lake.

Photo:The Lighthouse viewed from Lakeside Corner. This photo may well have the electrification Poles for Hester's Tramway seen in the background.
Photo:The Lighthouse viewed from Furtherwick Road
Photo:The Lighthouse with the bungalow that became the original Oysterfleet Inn left
Photo:The Lighthouse with the Lake wrongly coloured in green
Photo:The Lighthouse and Lake
Photo:The Lake & Lighthouse
Photo:To the right Phil B's PCartoon shows the Lighthouse. For other Phil B Post Cards see our Phil B Section
This gallery was added by David Bullock on 22/05/2008.
Comments about this page

I remember Captain Gregson.  Captain Gregson had been in Africa for many years and his bungalow was full of Lion and Tiger heads, African spears and other memorabilia. I used to play there when I was a boy.

By Richard Powell
On 21/06/2008

My great grandfather John Luck retired to Canvey Island in the 1920s He and his second wife Alice lived there until he died in 1921. The obituary published in the local paper gives his address as Oysterfleet Canvey Island. Could this have been the bungalow or was there a pub of that name at that time?

By Sharon Sciachettano
On 28/12/2008

Oysterfleet covers a large area to the south of Canvey Lake. So the place where your John Luck retired to was somewhere in that area. According to the Death Registers when John Luck died in 1929 his abode was recorded as 'Oake Dene' in Denham Road. Which is the area south of the lake. We would love to know some more about John Luck.

By Janet Penn
On 28/12/2008

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