Walkers Stores

Denham Road

Passed to us by Frances Townsend

This is a photo passed to us by Frances Townsend. She says it shows her Grandmother, Lillian Walker, outside Walkers Stores at the top of Denham Road. They (I presume she means her Grandparents) bought the shop in the 1920s and ran it throughout the war until late 40s early 50s. It was then replaced by the Co-op.

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Frances Townsend

This page was added by Janet Penn on 05/10/2018.
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I'm so pleased you have shared this photo Lillian was married to my great great grandad Charles on my grandfather's side he has childhood memories of spending time on canvey with family and we have often heard tales of the store .I moved to canvey 7 years ago and live a few roads up everytime I walk past and try and imagine what it was like ,just shown my grandad and his very happy and we are reminiscing once again about his childhood so thank you best wishes laura

By Laura Mckechnie
On 25/11/2018

I'm doing some Family Tree research for a friend and would be very interested to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of Mr & Mrs Walker who ran that store in the 1930's.  Lillian and Charles have been mentioned but I've not been able to trace their records yet.

In particular I am looking for confirmation that they had a daughter Irene Mabel b 1933 and if there were any other children, siblings of Irene.

Laura, you must be related to the person I am acting for but I don't know the exact relationship - yet!

It's a very small world out there. 

By John Simpson
On 15/04/2019

In the 1929 Electoral Role Lilian Rosena Walker is mention with John Taylor Walker as living at 'Perrymead', in Denham Road. There are several other Walkers on the island at that time but no Charles.

By Janet Penn
On 15/04/2019

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