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Canvey Island Revisited in Old Photographs Geoff Barsby

Canvey Island Revisited in Old Photographs

Geoff Barsby

Published September 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780752439846
Paperback
128 pages
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 About the Book 

All over the Canvey there is evidence of its history, from the pillboxes built during the World War IIto fairground attractions that show its prominence as a Victorian resort. Following on from the first two collections of archive images, this newMoreAll over the Canvey there is evidence of its history, from the pillboxes built during the World War II to fairground attractions that show its prominence as a Victorian resort. Following on from the first two collections of archive images, this new volume revisits the Canvey Island of yesteryear with the use of 200 fascinating photographs, postcards, and other ephemera. As well as demonstrating the diversity of islanders throughout history, this edition pays particular attention to the devastating North Sea floods of 1953. Some residents may remember the destruction, and others will be shocked when they the eastern Newlands part of the island so affected by the deluge. This important pictorial history will be of interest to all those who have ever lived in the area.