Peoples' Stories

Page link: The Night Canvey Flooded
The Night Canvey Flooded
1st February 1953
Page link: Kars Pruim the Mad Dutchman
Kars Pruim the Mad Dutchman
Hero of the floods died 1983
Page link: My Memories of the 1953 Flood
My Memories of the 1953 Flood
Sent in by Linda Perfect
Page link: Interview with Bill Salmon
Interview with Bill Salmon
Ambulance attendant in the Flood.
Page link: Newly discovered gem!
Newly discovered gem!
journey down memory lane
Page link: The Flood, My Car and Nola
The Flood, My Car and Nola
From the memoirs of the late John Manly
Page link: Anita Juler remembers 1953
Anita Juler remembers 1953
we waded into the watery blackness......
Page link: A story from the time of the 1953 Flood
A story from the time of the 1953 Flood
A kind gift from a stranger.
Page link: Herbert Leslie Brindle
Herbert Leslie Brindle
The Forgotten Victim
Page link: The Great Flood of 1953
The Great Flood of 1953
A survivor's tale
Page link: The Nelson Family
The Nelson Family
1953.....RIP
Page link: Operation King Canute
Operation King Canute
Red Cow Pub 1953
Page link: Sam Weeden remembers
Sam Weeden remembers
The Army came to stay
Page link: 1953 Flood
1953 Flood
My Story
Page link: 60 Acres
60 Acres
Emailed in by Pam Goodchild
Page link: Len Collin's story
Len Collin's story
Sunday 1st February 1953
Page link: 1953 Floods
1953 Floods
Time to reflect
Page link: The home of Albert, Winnie, Derek and Joy Lynch.
The home of Albert, Winnie, Derek and Joy Lynch.
sent in by Joy Matthews nee Lynch
Page link: Police Sergeant 162 Arthur Norris. (Rtd)
Police Sergeant 162 Arthur Norris. (Rtd)
Now 87 and living in Australia
Page link: Flood memories photo
Flood memories photo
Then & Now 60 years on
Page link: In Memory of Judith
In Memory of Judith
"We are done for now Maisie"
Page link: William South
William South
Canvey Island Flood 1953.
Page link: Twelve Hours
Twelve Hours
Canvey 1953
Page link: I was only 4 years old
I was only 4 years old
The Floods 1953
Page link: Canvey Floods 1953
Canvey Floods 1953
I survived to tell the tale
Page link: PC Bill Pilgrim
PC Bill Pilgrim
One of the heroes of 1953
Page link: Evacuated
Evacuated
The cutest arrival at Fenchurch Street Station
Page link: 1953
1953
written about 1987 by Gwen Evans
Page link: Flood memory
Flood memory
A night in the loft
Page link: Canvey Island......Flood memories.
Canvey Island......Flood memories.
Early morning....Feb. 1st 1953
Page link: A letter from the Canvey floods
A letter from the Canvey floods
Frederick & Dorothy Taylor
Page link: The Flood
The Flood
The History of Canvey Island Methodist Church
Page link: Where the wall breached
Where the wall breached
Derek Lynch remembers
Page link: My flood memories
My flood memories
at three and half
Page link: Just Jill
Just Jill
The Autobiography of Jill Allen-King MBE
Page link: Peggy Morgan Flood survivor
Peggy Morgan Flood survivor
An interview with Peggy
Page link: February 1953
February 1953
Phyllis Owens remembers
Page link: The East Coast Floods of '53
The East Coast Floods of '53
Written by Helen Rees (nee Tremain)
Page link: The Doodlebug Baby
The Doodlebug Baby
School days and beyond
Page link: My Mum and the flood of 1953
My Mum and the flood of 1953
written for us by Joyce Humphrey
Page link: The floods of 1953
The floods of 1953
remembered by George Smith
Page link: Peggy, who survived the 1953 flood
Peggy, who survived the 1953 flood
Margaret Mayes known as Peggy
Page link: My Canvey Memories
My Canvey Memories
Interview with Thelma Payne
Page link: Royal Air Force Regiment at the Canvey Floods
Royal Air Force Regiment at the Canvey Floods
Don "Barney" Balmforth's memories
Page link: The Flood of 1953
The Flood of 1953
extracts from the memoirs of the late Major Reg Stevens M.C., C.Eng., F.I.C.E.
Page link: The Floods of 1953
The Floods of 1953
Memories of a six year old
Page link: Flood Memories
Flood Memories
Canvey Island 1953
Page link: Canvey Island Floods
Canvey Island Floods
Febuary 1st 1953
Page link: A night to remember
A night to remember
Written by Doris Flaherty
Page link: An Island Against the Sea
An Island Against the Sea
Written by Shirley Thomas