Baby Show at the Carnival

Old 'Willalla' in the background

By Janet Penn

Can anyone put a date to this picture. It is thought to be of a baby competition at one of the Carnivals. Or can you see yourselves in the picture. Please put comment below

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Baby Show at the Carnival' page
This page was added by Janet Penn on 07/05/2009.
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Does anyone know where Willalla was situated?

By John Buckmaster
On 04/06/2009

Bottom of Poplar Road backing onto King Georges Playing Fields.
There is an old peoples place there now called Willalla House.

By Janet Penn
On 05/06/2009

I went to school with Leslie Naughton who lived at Willalla with I think her grandmother, was she named Mrs Mansfield. When the new warden controlled house was built my aunt run the scheme for several years. Her name was Doris Levens. She died in Wales aged 92.

By Helen Thurlow
On 17/09/2010

On second thoughts I think the lady who lived at Willala was Mrs Manser

By Helen Thurlow
On 15/03/2011

Hi Helen, The lady's name was Mrs Manthorp and she was quite a prominent figure on Canvey in the 40s and 50s. She was a School Governor at Furtherwick Park School and the Science block(still retained) was named the Manthorp Block. Leslie married my mate John FitzGerald and they built a bungalow on the site of the original 'Wilalla'(which was closer to Furtherwick Rd than the sheltered accommodation).John and Leslie lived there for many years but now live close to Manningtree in N.Essex.

By Graham Stevens
On 16/03/2011

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