About Canvey

Canvey Island is an Island of some seven square miles lying off the South Coast of Essex in the Thames Estuary.

The Island is below sea level with beaches to the south and a population of some 45,000 living behind 14 miles of high sea walls.

The motto on Canvey's Coat of Arms 'Ex Mare Dei Gratia' means

'From the sea by the Grace of God'

Page link: Canvey Island's Coat of Arms
Canvey Island's Coat of Arms
First granted in 1971
Page link: Captivating Canvey
Captivating Canvey
written Fred B McCave, published in 1974
Category link: 'The Story of Canvey Island' told in verse
'The Story of Canvey Island' told in verse
Told in verse by Harold A Thomas
Category link: Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
Canvey as elsewhere has its stories.
Category link: The Dutch Connection
The Dutch Connection
400 years of Canvey Dutch history
Category link: The History of Canvey Island 1901
The History of Canvey Island 1901
and Surrounding Neighbourhood