The Canvey Supply Company Limited 1919-2019

The oldest established Building Supply Company serving the local area

Congratulations to The Canvey Supply Company Limited, which   celebrates its centenary this year.

The Canvey Supply Company was founded by Eugene E. Lawrence in 1919, and coincided with the rise in the development of ‘plotland’ bungalows, both on the Island and on the mainland. This followed the break up of the large estates of the landed gentry after the First World War, and the sale of their agricultural land.

As well as their depots on Canvey Island, the Company expanded and established a base in Benfleet in 1975, near the Manor Trading Estate, and in the 1980s moved to their current location in London Road, Benfleet.

For more information on this company, which has  literally been woven into the fabric of this area since 1919, please visit our sister site, Canvey Community Archive, which has excellent articles on the founder.

The Canvey Supply Co. Ltd. Centenary logo
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The oldest local building supply firm delivers to the oldest plotland cottage
Pamela Jeanetta Bird Gaines
Advert for Canvey Supply Co. Ltd. next to the Benfleet - Canvey ferry
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Benfleet - Canvey ferry and advert for Canvey Supply Co. Ltd.
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