Underwoods 1940 - 1952

Boatbuilding and repairing on the Benfleet side of the creek

The Benfleet slipway run by Underwoods had a relatively short life, but would have employed many Benfleet residents. There is a write-up by Robert Hallman on the Canvey Community Archive’s website.  If you can add to whats already there,  please get in touch either by email or by leaving a message at Benfleet Library.

Images reproduced on this site courtesy of Canvey Community Archive

Launch party 1940 - 1945
Patricia Pedder
Bunting in the background, but boat still on wooden supports
Patricia Pedder
Foreman Cecil Watts (right) and ?
Patricia Pedder
After sunset - Benfleet Creek.by Paul Smyth. The distinctive corrugated arches of Underwoods on the right
Paul Cranfield Smyth

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