Early 1950's Canvey photos

by Barbara Everett

By Janet Penn

Barbara with her parents George and Martha Merry and grandparents Ernie and Martha Cox moved to Canvey from Notting Hill in 1946. At first they all lived at no 15 Green Avenue, then in 1951 Barbara's parents moved their family just down the road to no 4.

Barbara  remembers when she was due to go to senior school she was not able to start at Furtherwick School because the new building had not been finished. Barbara spent her first year of senior school at Jones' School (Then called Canvey Secondary Modern, now called William Read). She only ever remembers the school being called Jones' School. When the new building at Furtherwick was finished Barbara and her school mates were among the first children to attend. The school has seen it's 50th anniversary recently but now faces closure and rebuilding due to the re-organisation of all the senior schools on the Island.

Photo:15 Green Avenue where Barbara's family first lived. In 1951 Barbara and her parents moved to no.4 leaving the grandparents at no.15

15 Green Avenue where Barbara's family first lived. In 1951 Barbara and her parents moved to no.4 leaving the grandparents at no.15

Barbara Everett

Photo:Barbara and her mother at 15 Green Avenue looking towards Village Drive with Cooks Farm in the Background

Barbara and her mother at 15 Green Avenue looking towards Village Drive with Cooks Farm in the Background

Barbara Everett

Photo:4 Green Avenue c1951 where Barbara and her parents lived

4 Green Avenue c1951 where Barbara and her parents lived

Barbara Everett

Photo:Canvey Beach c1952. Barbara and her brother

Canvey Beach c1952. Barbara and her brother

Barbara Everett

Photo:Canvey Carnival date unknown. Can anyone tell us?

Canvey Carnival date unknown. Can anyone tell us?

Barbara Everett

This page was added by Janet Penn on 10/07/2008.
Comments about this page

The year is 1954 and Doris Ratcliffe was Carnival Queen. At the front of the picture is my cousin Eileen Goller (nee Clarke) who was Carnival Queen in 1953.

By Maureen Buckmaster
On 12/08/2008

Hi Eileen Goller is my Aunty. Her brother was my deceased foster father Allan Gordon Clarke. I would like to make contact with her. Can you contact her & give her my email address.

Thank you Kindly,
John William Clarke Phd His, MA, BA, Dip Bus

By John Clarke
On 17/04/2009

I remember you and your family Barbara, our fathers worked on the Railway together, your Nan and Granddad had an entrance from their bungalow on to Village Drive and used to pass the time of day with my Nan who lived at number 4.   When Nan moved to Green Avenue you lived almost opposite her.

By Val
On 27/11/2015

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