Tag: Canvey Island

By Joe Mander

Canvey Dutch Cottages

In the early 17th century, Canvey Island was inhabited by a community of Dutch settlers who whilst living both alongside and at times at loggerheads with the locals helped to shape the islanders topography today. Two houses built in a contemporary Dutch cylindrical shape survive to this day at Northwick seen below, and at Canvey…

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By Liam Heatherson

St. Katherines & Canvey Village

Known as either Canvey Island’s Heritage Centre or St Katherine’s Church, this building stands proud along Long Road. Towards the second-half of the 19th Century, Victorian Canvey was undergoing true establishment as a village, rather than just farmland. With a new church, St. Katherine’s, built in 1875, a village well, constructed in 1879, and numerous other…

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By Joe Mander

Cox’ Stores & Cafe

Several years ago BTP Joe was on Shell Beach, Canvey, when he came across this old piece of pottery. It clearly belonged to the company ‘Cox’s’ who set up a major establishment on Canvey. Aside from the main building, there was a small cafe hut on the beach at one time, from which we speculate…

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By Liam Heatherson

Fielder’s Bungalows on Canvey

Lt. Col. Horace Percy Fielder could be considered the man to whom established Canvey as a residential area. A few decades before, at the turn of the century, Frederick Hester established Canvey as a tourist plotland area (read more here). However, Fielder could be considered the first to put Canvey on the map as a day…

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By Joe Mander

Dr. Feelgood Exhibition

Who are Dr. Feelgood? Dr. Feelgood are a band formed in 1971 originating from Canvey; headlining the pub rock genre which was a revival of blues and rock and roll music popular in the 1950s and 60s from band such as the Rolling Stones. The scene’s back to basics attitude and intense energy; displayed by Dr. Feelgood,…

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By Joe Mander

CK69 Boat

In 1940, The British Expeditionary Force, Britain’s main army, was sent into France to help the French troops drive back the Germans during the first British assault of World War Two. However they were rapidly struck back, and were left in pieces on the French coast from which they arrived. With the Germans closing in fast, and nowhere to…

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By Joe Mander

Canvey Sewage Works

In 2011 and 2015 we visited the Anglian Water treatment works by Thorney Bay. As someone mentioned on our Facebook Page “I think this is a real treasure on the island, so glad your covering it!” – make your own mind up! Historical Background The history of Canvey Island’s drainage is actually quite an important one….

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By Joe Mander

Canvey Island Football Club Clubhouse

Beyond the Point is covering the re-build of Canvey Island Football Club’s clubhouse. Plans were submitted in February 2016 and building work is well underway for a new Community Centre to be built by the end of the year. The original building has been standing until 1947 and it was fully operational until it shut…

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