Theatre and Cafe, Thorney Bay Camp

Postcard lent to us by Pat Bailey

By Janet Penn

This is a Raphael Tuck & Son Ltd Real Photograph postcard, posted in 1954.

The photo is of the Thorney Bay Camp showing the theatre and cafe. Below are close-ups to show the area better.

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This page was added by Janet Penn on 19/04/2018.
Comments about this page

I remember the theatre and seeing films (cartoons) such as "Buck Cheeser" a mouse, a spoof of "Buck Rodgers" space adventures and regular live variety performances put on by a theatre group of local kids - they were great.

It was in the late 1950's and my mother used to take my younger brother and I (I was about 9 or 10) to stay at an on-site caravan my parents owned (the site number was Y8) for weekends and school holidays during the summer. We then lived in London.

I have many happy memories of Canvey and used to love the steam train trip from Fenchurch Street to Benfleet and long walks along the sea wall

By Michael Mercer
On 27/03/2019

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