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Welcome to the April Issue Spring at last! It’s always lovely to start thinking about getting back outdoors again in the spring and if your home or garden needs a bit of TLC after the winter months, Your Canvey features lots of local businesses that can help you prepare for the month’s ahead. As soon as the Easter holidays are over this year, people’s thoughts should turn to the exciting celebrations we have coming up over the summer. We are planning our special Diamond Jubilee Issues and would love to hear from you if you have any photos or memories of the Queen’s Coronation Celebrations on Canvey Island. We would

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also like to hear about any celebrations or events you have planned. We have included a small “Diamond Jubilee Special” this month to whet your appetite and give you some ideas of local businesses that can help with your plans. With any information, please call Angela on 01268 696404 or e mail: If you have missed a copy of Your Canvey, you can find back issues and an archive of past articles included in the magazine on our website: Best Wishes

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Easter Sunday - 8th April player’s egg breaks, that player must leave the game. The last person left without a broken egg is the winner.

Easter Witches in Sweden

Easter is celebrated in Christian communities across the world. However, not everyone celebrates in exactly the same way. Here are five Easter traditions from around the world.

Easter-Crime - In Norway, it is common to turn to mystery books and TV detective shows during the Easter period. This tradition, known as “Passkekrim” or “Easter-Crime” started because many new crime books are published between Holy Thursday and Easter Monday - a period of public holiday. Also, it is common for Norwegians to go on holiday during this period, often taking new books along with them.

Witch Costumes - In western Sweden, children dress up as witches to visit neighbours in a tradition similar to American trick or treat. The children are known as “Paskkarringar” (Easter hags) and carry Kite Flying - In Bermuda, people brooms and Easter cards during their visits. traditionally fly kites for Easter. This practise They may receive a small amount of money or is said to have begun when a British teacher candy from their neighbours and often carry a had trouble explaining Christ’s Ascension to a coffee pot with them to hold any goodies. This church class so he made a cross-shaped kite to tradition started because Mediaeval people help illustrate the event to his students. Now thought that on Easter eve, witches stole people make colourful paper kites with long brooms and flew over church bell towers on tails for Good Friday every year. Most of their way to visit Satan. these kites are hexagonal, with wheel-like spokes, instead of cross-shaped, while some Easter Bonfires - Large fires are common in are octagonal in shape. parts of the Netherlands and northern Germany. They are known as “Paasvur” in Egg Breaking - Many countries dye and Dutch and “Osterfeuer” in German. They are decorate eggs for Easter, but in Latvia, the lit at sunset on Easter Day. This tradition tradition also involves breaking them. As part actually comes from the pre-Christian Saxons of a holiday game, each person takes a and was adopted by Christians during the coloured boiled egg, then chooses a partner. Mediaeval period. The fires are meant to bring The two players tap the large ends of their the community together and symbolise the eggs together, followed by the narrow ends. triumph of life over death. They may be used They then tap one narrow end against one to light a Paschal candle for Easter wide end, before repeating the process. If a celebrations. 6 Your Canvey

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Community News - CISCA House

Are you lonely? Have you got some spare time? Would you like to get involved in the local community? Do you want to get out of the house and have a bit of fun? Canvey Island Senior Citizens Association (CISCA) could be the very thing you are looking for. CISCA is a registered charity operating entirely on the efforts of voluntary workers and they are urgently looking for volunteer helpers. You can give as much or as little time as you wish, on a regular or occasional basis. Volunteers are wanted for all aspects of CISCA activities, but they are particularly interested in recruiting someone with bookkeeping experience to assist in the management of their financial records. The latter work could be carried out in two short evenings during the week. CISCA operate from their own premises based in the Paddocks area of Canvey Island right next to the newly established NHS Health Centre. The association provides a wide range of services, facilities and recreational activities in a warm, pleasant and welcoming environment. Senior citizens (aged 55 and over) can meet others in similar circumstances to their own and enjoy companionship, thus combating loneliness.

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An important part of the services that CISCA gives is the provision of breakfasts, snacks and a set midday meal at economical cost to patrons and as close to cost price as we can manage. Also provided are a wide range of recreational activities including; snooker, darts, cards, short mat bowls, coach outings, dances, socials, and games evenings, all at a nominal cost to patrons. Volunteer entertainers are also brought in as often as possible. It is these activities that CISCA are looking for helpers. So, if you are willing to give something back to the community and interested in getting some enjoyment also, get in touch with CISCA President, Dr Alan Whitcomb on 01268 694609 soon and find out something about the good work that CISCA do.

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Road where there will be no entrance fee but any donations made will be donated to our chosen charity The Indee Rose Trust. The Indee Rose Trust is a Canvey based registered charity that aims to help children who have been diagnosed with brain or spinal tumours and their families. For more details about the Indee Rose Trust and to see how you can help, visit

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Canvey History “Maker of Modern Canvey” by Janet Penn This wonderful article by Janet Penn of introduces us to the Reverend Henry Hayes (18391900) who had a great influence on Canvey Island.

feet further back from the road and dedicated to St Katherine.

In 1889, perhaps one of Henry’s greatest achievements was bringing fresh water to the Reverend Henry Hayes Courtesy of Gillian Leslie Island. The only water supply the The island was made up of scattered farms Islanders had access to at the time was with a population of 289 (PO Directory rainwater collected from the ditches. The 1878) if the census was to be believed. There parish pump - financed by public was a church - St Peter’s - built in 1845 but subscription and 50 guineas from the no school, no water supply and no post Corporation of the City of London - was office. Over the next few years Henry’s opened on the 5th December 1889. mission was to bring about change to After the Parish Councils Act of 1894, Canvey Island and that he surely did. Canvey’s Parish Council was formed with One of the first projects Henry embarked five councillors. Rev. Henry Hayes was a upon in 1873 was to build a vicarage just member of that council. Another of his ideas south of the village in what is now Haven was to have a bridge connecting the island to Road. This was quickly followed by the first the mainland. About a month before Henry school on Canvey Island situated just across died, the matter of a bridge was to be the road from the church which was opened brought up at the Rochford District Council in 1874. According to the 1882 Kelly’s meeting (which covered Canvey.) The Directory there were 60 pupils registered at matter was postponed until the next meeting the school. so that Hayes could attend and put his ideas The tiny church, which had been built in to the Council but sadly, he was never to 1745 was too small so it was demolished and make that presentation as he died on the 8th rebuilt much bigger and grander some 20 December 1900. Further action on a bridge Below: The Church School Building c1880 did not occur until 1929.

Canvey was a very different place when Rev Hayes took up his ministry on the Island in 1873. There had been no resident Vicar before and most of the burials, marriages and baptisms were conducted at St Mary’s in South Benfleet.

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Rev Henry Hayes was buried at Highgate Cemetery and later a memorial window was erected on the north side of the Nave in St Katherine's in his memory. For more information on Henry Hayes or any other aspect of Canvey History, visit

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Community News Canvey Schools Olympics with each school on the Island taking part. Pupils from the Island’s secondary schools will be acting as ambassadors and marshals on the day.

Last month, pupils from Leigh Beck School’s cross country team started the first leg of the relay of the Canvey Schools Olympics torch. The Schools Olympics are being hosted by Leigh Beck Junior School on the 21st July

In the weeks leading up to the event an Olympic torch will visit each school and pupils will have the opportunity to run with the torch to the next school. The Mayor of Castle Point, Mrs Jackie Govier officially started the proceedings where runners from Leigh Beck School ran to pass the torch on to Wintergardens school. The event is being organised by Leigh Beck teacher Sally McKenzie who said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to represent their schools and to really get involved with the Olympic celebrations.”

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This photo was taken at the Goirle Avenue street party held to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation in 1953

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Canvey Memories - Queen’s Coronation 1953

queen in all her finery with a cardboard crown with ‘In The News’ written on it. I won a tube of Rowntrees Fruit Gums. My mum and dad had one of the first televisions in the road, and I can clearly remember having a lot of neighbours in to see the marvel of television broadcasting the coronation ceremony. The set was a tiny 9 inch G.E.C. with a bakelite case and just two control knobs on the front.” George Payne (middle) and his brother George (right) - both in cowboy hats - outside their house in Korndyke Road on their way to celebrate the coronation. Courtesy of

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At the time of the Queen’s Coronation in June 1953, Canvey Islanders were still very much recovering from the devastating flood just a few months earlier. Some people had lost everything in the flood and were probably more interested in celebrating their survival than the coronation of the new Queen. Even so, people across the Island rallied round to celebrate this momentous occasion in history. Jan Guzzan remembers: “ We had a street party where neighbours bought out their tables and chairs and strung red, white and blue bunting across the roads. Everyone knew everyone and most mums of the children down our road were helping out with the food and drinks. At school we had a fancy dress competition. All the costumes were home made. I had a newspaper dress, made from the centre pages of the Daily Mirror, showing the new 26 Your Canvey To advertise call 01268 696404 or 07974 238657

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Canvey Island Football Club Our Merry Band of helpers continue to work their magic keeping the ground in good order. It can be hard work so to keep themselves fit they regularly use the club gym (as can be seen in the photo) even though their average age is nearly 90 (only kidding guys.) The work they do is fantastic and is massively appreciated by all at the Club. April Fixtures (3pm kick off unless stated otherwise)

As the season moves into its final month we can consider it to have been a fairly successful one so far. The club still has an outside chance of reaching the play-offs and can look forward to a Cup Final.

Sat 7th April - Home - Wingate and Finchley Monday 9th April - Away - Concord Rangers Sat 14th April - Home - Leatherhead Monday 16th April - Essex Senior Cup Final vs Colchester United (at Thurrock's Ship Lane Ground 7.45pm kick off) Sat 21st April - Away - Horsham Sat 28th April - Home - Margate

The hope of an all Canvey based team Essex Senior Cup Final was ended by Colchester United’s heavy 4-0 defeat of Concord Rangers in their semi-final and will now be our opponents in the final which is to be held at Thurrock’s Ship Lane ground on Monday 16th April - 7.45pm kick off. Colchester United, who are the highest ranked team to enter the competition, will be a tough team to beat but we very much look forward to the challenge. Hopefully we will see you there cheering on the lads. Off the pitch our annual Youth Football Tournament is filling fast. It will be held at our Park Lane Ground on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. Entry forms can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the club. A Race Night, Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and a Golden Jubilee Evening Disco are all scheduled along with our regular Sunday evening Bingo nights. Details can again be found on our website. Come along and join in the fun. 32 Your Canvey To advertise call 01268 696404 or 07974 238657

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What’s on in April On-Going Events Mondays Fit4Life Keep Fit for over 55s Wintergardens Baptist Church, Hilton Road Every Monday 11am - 12pm Line Dancing Smallgains Hall, Creek Road 7.30pm - 10.30pm All Levels Call Carol on 01268 680871 or 07972 815917 U3A - University of the 3rd Age St Nicholas Church Hall, Long Road Every 3rd Monday 1.15pm - 3.30pm Tuesdays “Be More Active” class - a fun and very friendly physical activity session for older people and the less able, adaptations and alternatives offered so no one is left out. Every Tuesday at Wintergardens Baptist Church, Hilton Rd, 7.30-8.30pm. Call Karen on 07812985469 Canvey Island Breathe Easy Group The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Every 3rd Tuesday - 1.30pm - 3.30pm Luncheon Club Age Concern, The Paddocks, Long Road, Every Tuesday. Call the Age Concern Office Mon - Fri between 10am & 1.30pm

Luncheon Club Age Concern, The Paddocks, Long Road Every Thursday. Call the Age Concern Office Mon - Fri between 10am & 1.30pm Knitting Circle Winter Gardens Baptist Church, Hilton Road Every 2nd Thursday 2pm - 3.30pm Call Pauline on 01268 691139 Line Dancing Smallgains Hall, Creek Road Thursdays 2.15pm - 4.15pm Beginners Call Carol on 01268 680871 or 07972 815917 Walk/Run Course Starting Wednesday 18 April 1.30 - 2.30pm. Meeting at Canvey Heights Country Park car park. A 9 week course giving people an opportunity to gradually include short blocks of running into a walking programme, under the safe guidance of a running coach. These weekly fitness sessions are non-competitive and are suitable for men and women. Guideline as to suitability: participants can already walk at a comfortable pace for 15 minutes continuously. Numbers are limited. Cost £18 per person per course payable in advance.

Call Karen on 07812985469 to book.

Wednesdays Castle Point District Stroke Club Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Benfleet Every other Wednesday 01268 780701 Thursdays Canvey Island W.I Women’s Institute Hall, Lionel Road Every 2nd Thursday at 1.45pm 01268 693955 34 Your Canvey To advertise call 01268 696404 or 07974 238657

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Win Tickets To See Buddy Holly We have teamed up with the promoters of the spectacular live concert show Buddy Holly – a Legend Reborn to give 2 lucky readers the chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the spectacular production at the Cliffs Pavillion on 17th May. Very special guest on Britain’s favourite Buddy Holly show is original 60s icon Jess Conrad OBE. Star of stage and screen, Jess joins the UK’s number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in their Fifties heyday plus a stunning tribute to Connie Francis.

The famous Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn show comes to town fresh from sell-out shows throughout the UK. Win tickets to see the show. Answer this simple question: Buddy Holly – a Legend Reborn features a special guest appearance by which original Sixties icon? Send your answer on a postcard with your name, address, email address and daytime phone number to: 11b The Driveway, Canvey Island, SS8 0AB. Closing date: 30/04/12 First prize will go to the first two entries drawn on 30/04/12. There is no cash alternative. Usual Your Canvey rules apply. Editor’s decision is final. To buy tickets contact: The Cliffs Pavillion. Box office: 01702 351135

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Useful Numbers Police Essex Police

0300 333 4444

Canvey Island Neighbourhood Policing Team 07791 680413 Medical Basildon Hospital

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Southend Hospital

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NHS Direct

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South Essex Stop Smoking Services 01702 313705 Councils Castle Point Council 01268 882455 Canvey Island Town Council

Essex County Council 0845 7585 592 Rebecca Harris MP 020 7219 7206 House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA Other Numbers Citizen’s Advice Bureau 01268 515 424 08444 770 808 07791 680413


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000

We are here to offer support to individuals in the community who have suffered bereavement.

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Index of Advertisers Accountants J. Griffiths & Co. Maynard Heady Rowland Hall Appliance Repairs Advanced Technology Aerial Installation Trevange Beauty Therapies Escala Beauty Training Studio 209 Sweet Feet Blinds Mart’s Blinds Builders Image Housing J.T Installations Ltd We Lay Bricks Building Supplies Charfleets Supplies GMD Butchers F & J Caring Cakes Sophisticakes Car Repairs & Servicing Cooters Garage Dr Bump Smith’s Auto’s Cards & Gifts Happy Days Care Services Hallmark Care Homes M.J.K Nursing Carpentry Dave Cooper Carpets & Flooring Mark’s Carpet Shop Catering All Occasions Children’s Classes Kumon

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Local community magazine for the residents of Canvey Island in Essex