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« on: October 09, 2019, 08:33:28 pm »

The First Essex Monorail

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The completion of the main-line railway between London and Shoeburyness virtually marked the beginning of the "overspill age" in the south-east corner of the county. The new line encouraged businesses and work-people to escape from the sprawl that was fast becoming London and helped in an in- expensive way to bring the city into easier and closer contact with the countryside and the sea.

At the turn of the century many enterprising speculators were investing in the numerous new developments taking shape in this part of Essex. One of these was a gentleman by the name of Frederick Hester. Conscious of "London's teeming and toiling millions" who had been awakened to the possibility of "a holiday by the sea," he envisaged supplying "murky London with yet another lung." In brief, he proposed transforming Canvey Island into a premier holiday resort.
(c) Frank Whitnall '66 & Canvey Island. Org
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 05:37:18 pm »

The First Essex Monorail

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The completion of the main-line railway between London and Shoeburyness virtually marked the beginning of the "overspill age" in the south-east corner of the county. The new line encouraged businesses and work-people to escape from the sprawl that was fast becoming London and helped in an in- expensive way to bring the city into easier and closer contact with the countryside and the sea.

At the turn of the century many enterprising speculators were investing in the numerous new developments taking shape in this part of Essex. One of these was a gentleman by the name of Frederick Hester. Conscious of "London's teeming and toiling millions" who had been awakened to the possibility of "a holiday by the sea," he envisaged supplying "murky London with yet another lung." In brief, he proposed transforming Canvey Island into a premier holiday resort.
(c) Frank Whitnall '66 & Canvey Island. Org




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