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August 17th 2020
12:10:34 AM
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Janine

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Texas

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I would love to learn more
Perhaps send friend request
I would perhaps be interested in visiting

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May 8th 2018
06:54:48 AM
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Anonymous

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Canvey Island

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Born in 1993. I\'ve been reading about the islands history this morning. Kind of amazed I found myself here. I used to play on the barge with a group of other children. I had a few memories from there, but they were vague. As I returned to the island this week (having left when I was younger), I was really doubting myself, thinking I had simply forgotten the location of the old \"boat\", or if it even existed.

Thank you for documenting the history. It\'s nice to see my memories weren\'t just me going crazy.

   
December 29th 2011
09:20:38 PM
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Keith Verrall

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Via Airfield Information Exchange with references to Canvey Island WW2 Plane disaster

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Born In Southend on Sea, now living at Loughborough, Leicestershire

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I was a serving Fireman at Canvey Island for 5 1/2yrs until injury cut my service short. I served with Ken Mcqauire many times and spent many hours in the snooker room getting thrashed by Ken or John Andrews. Ken and I were good friends and I sometimes went to Kens house after work and we would chat for hours about the Canvey Island Fire Brigade and the 1953 floods. Ken was an absolute mind of information which I and he, loved to talk about. I have some information to fill in a few names in the Fire Brigade pictures, I also am in possession of other Information relating to the Fire Brigade in the 1920's which I will contact the Group about.

Carol if you read this can you contact me through my email address please as I have some questions you can answer please about your Dad Ken.

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March 14th 2011
01:08:54 PM
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denise stiles ( hawkins )

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no website

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on google

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cornwall

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i was born and brought up on canvey island 1960-1975 moved to cornwall with my parents used to live in hawkesbury road seeing this pics brings back good memories

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May 9th 2010
06:51:35 PM
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Webmaster Giaco

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Southend Sites

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Southend Sites Web Design from Southend on Sea Design Web Sites and Photography for Organisations and Bands.

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Google

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Southend on Sea

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Gig Ticket Of Elvis Costello in Your Collection was From 1980.
I was there ... Thanks Giaco

It was at the Paddocks

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April 26th 2010
09:53:08 AM
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rob humphreys

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essex

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Great site. I was brought up on Canvey as my grandparents had a bunglaow at Newlands - second in line from sea wall - this was during the 50s. Spent all my school holidays there. My uncle had a place there too right under the sea wall. They were all at relatives in Barking when the sea wall broke and the floods happened so were lucky.
I remember going back when the new wall was being built - we kids used to play on the pontoons in the creek. Nearly everyone seemed to have purloined a pontoon!
Later both grandparents and uncle moved to the Point - my uncle lived in the very last house before the wall there and I remember the concrete barge very well - my initials are chalked somewhere in it.

Great days - other memories are:
The Haystack pub - sitting outside with lemonade and crisps.
The cinema and seeing Hall of Montezuma there.
The antiquated slot machines in the Casino.
Swimming in the creeks and jumping across the saltings.

I;m 67 years old now and lived all over the world but still fond memories of Canvey

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April 25th 2010
06:54:26 PM
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Bob Hayes

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Google

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Newquay, Cornwall

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I just love the Casino photos. I worked on the dodgems in the late 60s and have such fond memories of the people there. As I say on my Facebook profile - the only job I ever loved! Thank you Clary and Liz for bringing it all back

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April 5th 2010
06:12:24 PM
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Michael

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I am (was) a member

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Kingston, On Canada

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It's a while since I visited. Big surprise on returning. Site is very professional. Good Job. Thanks.

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March 8th 2010
12:37:51 AM
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lisa

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google

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canvey

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great site, born in canvey 1965 lived here all my life, went to william reed and furtherwick park. Does anyone remember 'mutt and jeff' ? round houses down waalwyk drive? i can find no mention of them anywhere?

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February 22nd 2010
01:05:36 PM
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karen good

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friend

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canvey

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great site

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January 29th 2010
10:53:43 PM
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Christopher

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Thanks for a great site which bought back many happy memories of playing on the barge in the mid 60's.
We used to walk out to the point for the day at at low tide then on way back play on barge before the high tide surrounded it with water.
Then we would collect a carload of driftwood for our coal and wood burning central heating boiler and head off home.
We were full of ideas of why it was there - maybe a barge to hold a submarine net across the Thames. Or was it bombed and run aground to stop it sinking?

   
January 29th 2010
11:10:34 AM
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sue o'dare

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through relatives we are all from canvey island

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born in canvey island now living in ireland

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really great to see the old canvey my grandparents my dad as a child fond memories of living there

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December 13th 2009
09:36:49 PM
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Lee Lawrence

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Google

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Hertfordshire

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My family had a caravan on Thorney bay along with my Nan &Grandad and Uncle . some of the happiest days of my life was there in carefree summers.
I remember the old fortifications before thay built the 'NEW' sea wall the look out towers and the gun posns has anyone got any photo's of these ?? would love to see them

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October 28th 2009
09:58:27 PM
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geoffrey fitch

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luck

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thurock,/leigh on sea/.tiptree./chester

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i was a life saver in the midd sixties with jim carey (who lived on the island) and others. we had a float in the carnival as well i can rember that it was when nansy sinatra had a hit (these boots are made for walking) about 65 or so. i also have quit a lot of photos of the island . i have looked at the web sit i found it very interesting.

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June 9th 2009
10:11:36 PM
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peter irvine

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goole

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UK

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I was nine years old and living at the extrem point on Canvey Island...also last to be rescued with my mum during the flood....I'm planning to visit Canvey Island in the future....I'm now living in Pickering Ontario....Thanks Peter

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June 3rd 2009
03:44:49 AM
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Marilyn

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searching

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Deep River, ON, Canada

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I am very happy to have found this website. My mother's family and her cousins went to Canvey Island for holidays before WW1 and walked across on the stepping stones. Too bad there are no dates on most of the pictures or postcards. Thanks for the website so I can see into the past.

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May 27th 2009
12:17:57 AM
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Stephen

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Google

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Sydney

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I am researching my father's service on Motor Torpedo Boats, in particular when his foltilla was stationed in the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, from which they patrolled and saw action off Le Havre.
I am very grateful for your website and the information detailed.
All the best

   
March 31st 2009
11:59:59 AM
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Tim

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A friend sent a link - a fellow amateur historian of the Thames Estuary

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Greenhithe

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Many thanks for showing us via your wonderful website a part of our history that has had little exposure.

I live adjacent to a FCB in Greenhithe, built during world war one to ship armaments and other army supplies to ports in northern france. It was later used to build the docks at Ford's dagenham works and I having been in correspondence with its last owner have its full history, even its ship number. I also have an article that states that FCB's were a major reason for the allies winning the war!

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February 21st 2009
06:25:56 PM
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Will Davey

How did you find this website?  

Crusing the David Brown Forums web site

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New Zealand

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Tis early morn here and was sorting some info on the DB web site and followed a link or two. I dont know what region you're in but I imagine its near the Wash. I lived and worked farms for a couple of years in Essex and Warwickshire in the late 70's & again in mid 80's. You guys do things a whole lot different over there but end up just like us...struggling economically. I am sure you'd agree that them sods in the big smokes (especially the banks) are the cause the world over.
I now am out of commercial farming but still have the interest of how others are doing thngs. Over the years, I found it doesnt pay to take on the debt of feeding the hordes so now look after the family only and dont need to sweat or worry about that extra buck which more than half of, is for some other sod who does nutting for it.
Long may you enjoy the dirt, and may you be able to keep it in the family with no or few worrys.
A lot of time has gone into the site. Good on you.
Cheers
Will

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February 17th 2009
01:41:16 PM
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Jon

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Google

Where are you from?  

Wakering

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I was brought up on Canvey and was planning a little nostalgia trip. I had a nagging doubt that the Barge had gone the same way as the Casino so I googled it.

Very sad at it's demise. As a kid I spent ages hanging around the barge. Thanks for all the pictures and the history though. Your site brought the memories flooding back.

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