Holiday caravan home in Thundersley

Rayleigh Road, Thundersley 1920

By Ian Hawks

One of my father's brothers Gus, son of Alfred Hawks the Hadleigh schoolmaster, after the 1914 war joined the firm Monk & Glass (well-known for their custard powder and blancmanges) as Sales Manager. The factory was at the back of London Bridge railway station.  Gus and his family lived in Golders Green and had an old horse-drawn caravan sited off the Rayleigh Road in a field that is now the site of the doctor's surgery; No 271.  Most weekends were spent there in the 1920s and 30s. 

Photo:Horse-drawn caravan sited off the Rayleigh Road. The little girl is their daughter, Joan.

Horse-drawn caravan sited off the Rayleigh Road. The little girl is their daughter, Joan.

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Photo:Gus Hawks, passenger 1914

Gus Hawks, passenger 1914

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Photo:Gus with his mother Sarah Hawks, wife of Alfred Hawks, Hadleigh school master

Gus with his mother Sarah Hawks, wife of Alfred Hawks, Hadleigh school master

The car was a Ford C model which he had just purchased

Photo:The Hawks family. Gus, Alfred and Leslie, my Father

The Hawks family. Gus, Alfred and Leslie, my Father

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This page was added by Ian Hawks on 26/09/2011.