Laying of a stone in a new building May 1951

George Curnick Esq

By Elaine Townsend

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Laying of a stone in a new building May 1951' page

I found this photo when sorting through my parents photos. It shows my father on the left and the stone says

THIS STONE WAS LAID
BY THE PRESIDENT
GEORGE CURNICK ESQ
THROUGH HIS EFFORTS, ENERGY
AND INSPIRATION
THIS BUILDING WAS ORIGINATED
AND COMPLETED
MAY 1951

It was always said that my dad helped to build the British Legion hall. Was this it or is this another building? I would love to find out. There are also photos of gatherings and dinners. It would be good to find out the history.

This page was added by Elaine Townsend on 13/03/2014.
Comments about this page

Yes it is the British Legion You can still see that stone on the front wall of the building.

By Janet Penn
On 13/03/2014

Hi, I am the webmaster of the Canvey RBL website, would it be ok if I use this image on the site?

By Matt
On 28/04/2014

I would think Elaine would be pleased for you to use it. I will see if I can contact her for you.

By Janet Penn
On 28/04/2014

Elaine has given you permission to use the photo on the Canvey British Legion site Matt.

By Janet Penn
On 29/04/2014

Would this be George Curnick born 1916 in West Ham?

By Gary Curnick
On 03/07/2014

Arthur Arnold on the left , then George Curnick, Mr Cashman, Ted Hazelton,over his shoulder Mr Rue,and the lady is Mrs Saville.

You can just see Mr Clark's head between Ted and Mr Cashman.

Yes Elaine, your parents did help in raising money as did all the committee members and their families... the men worked at weekends and probably other times to build the hall.

By val court
On 07/12/2014

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