Much was planned for the resort at Allhallows, but the outbreak of war meant that most of these plans never materialised. The development, which was set to take 7 years to complete (at a cost of millions), included the construction of an amusement park that was four times the size of the one at Blackpool, zoological gardens, a yachting centre, physical training stadium, the largest swimming pool in the country (with artificial waves), a holiday camp, 5,000 houses, hotels, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. However, only an amusement park, miniature railway, a few houses and flats were actually built.
The below selection of images are of a promotional booklet that was produced for the resort. This is believed to be the only copy produced and provides a remarkable insight into how this project was to be advertised.
Many thanks to Mr Stockbridge for the time he spent talking to me about his life and experiences on the Hoo Peninsula, not least because he allowed me to film our discussions, as part of a local history project I am working on.