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I would like to thank you Dave and Janet for your effort in bringing to life the box of letters, papers and photos for both the Capser and Stuckey families. its a shame I could not find anyone who belonged to either family to pass this history onto. My Niece Sharon Kreller found the contents in an old drawer when she and her partner bought the house in Rayment Avenue with the view of redeveloping the site.

By joan liddiard
On 04/06/2008

Regarding Weirum Ave. Definitely correct-Weirum Park Estate-Westerland Avenue.

By Graham Stevens
On 02/07/2008

I have just found out that Robert Wilson's wife was named possibly Beryl and they had two daughters (maybe) and they lived in Hawthorn Road Canvey. This information has come from the God daughter of Ruby and Archie, although she was a little vague about the two daughters. She described Beryl as being tall and slim very well spoken and of smart dress. A little bit more for you to go on perhaps.

By joan liddiard
On 28/10/2008

I remember several things about the Stuckeys'. In 1942/3 I went to Vera Stuckey's "Veronica" school in Kitkatts Farm Rd. My mother thought I ought to go to school before the official date of my 5th birthday, so it was there, I think, I learned to read. However, my father was very much in favour of state education, so when I was 5 I went to Canvey Primary, where my father's friend, Ernie Benson (an impossibly tall man I thought) was Head, and where his wife, Doris, was in charge of the infants.

I also remember the Stuckeys in Rayment Ave. As I recall they refused to be evacuated during the 1953 Floods, as there was nowhere for their dogs to go!

By Miall James
On 16/12/2008

Hello, I wonder if you can help me. My dad thinks he was born either at home on Canvey Island in 1957, or in Romford Hospital. But What I would really like to know, that is there any old newspaper clippings from 1960-1962 about eight children that got taken from their dad (Roderick Smith) and taken into care by the police from Kitkatts RD/Kitkatts Avenue? Would love it if you could help me out... Thanks, Jodie Smith

By Jodie Smith
On 06/03/2010

We have just found out that my dad lived on North Avenue... can anyone find any other information on this? thanks

By Jodie Smith
On 06/03/2010

Hi Jodie - may I suggest you also try asking on our Forum. Good Luck!

By David Bullock
On 06/03/2010

Regarding Weirum Ave, I have a map with this road on. It was indeed a road off Westerland Avenue and is still there. If heading up Westerland Ave in a North West direction we would now find Yamburg on the left (That part was then called Kornwert Rd. Yamburg did exist but didn't join this road due to a ditch). Now continue up Westerland Ave and on the left about 49m (55yards) is a short road / drive to a house and this was Weirum Ave.

I have added a link to Google Maps that locates this position.,0.6052615,19.99z


By Martin Lepley
On 09/08/2017

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