Benfleet Creek, between Benfleet and Canvey Island, Essex, England, 1940. The bridge looking south towards Canvey; the creek partially frozen.

Benfleet Creek, between Benfleet and Canvey Island, Essex, England, The bridge looking south towards Canvey; the creek partially frozen.

Nestling beneath the sea wall on Canvey Island, the Lobstersmack inn has bravely weathered storm and tempest since the surprise attack by Dutch sailors in 1667

Lobster Smack, Hole Haven, Canvey Island - aka Lobster Pot

Labworth Cafe, Canvey Island--my heart is here

Labworth Cafe, Canvey Island--my heart is here

Hotel Kynoch 1900 - View from the East on the Sea Wall, Canvey Island

Hotel Kynoch 1900 - View from the East on the Sea Wall, Canvey Island

Water Girl, Canvey Island

Water Girl, Canvey Island

Photo:The demolishing of Tarpots Hall

Photo:The demolishing of Tarpots Hall

Canvey Island, Essex, England c.1925. The village looking east. The Red Cow (now the King Canute) public house on the left, the thatched-roof water pump can just be seen on the right and the building in the middle is still standing today.

Canvey Island, Essex, England The village looking east. The Red Cow (now the King Canute) public house on the left, the thatched-roof water pump can just be seen on the right and the building in the middle is still standing today.

Photo:Looking north up Denham Road during the Canvey Island Flood 1953

Photo:Looking north up Denham Road during the Canvey Island Flood 1953

Memories of 1953 flood live on in Canvey Island

Flood memories live on in Canvey

Memories of the 1953 East Coast flood live on in Canvey Island, where 59 people were killed in a North Sea storm surge.

Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island 1956

Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island 1956

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