Literature

This is a section for any kind of literature where Canvey Island is written about as fact or a work of fiction. Whether a novel, comics, verse, historical, diaries or letters.  These can be a great source of information particularly the ones from the 19th and early 20th century, a great deal can be learnt from them, they are just like old pictures.

Page link: Canvey and District Motor Transport Co Ltd
Canvey and District Motor Transport Co Ltd
Time and Tide Table for September 1936
Page link: North Sea 1953
North Sea 1953
by Jasper J. Goedbloed
Page link: The Thames Estuary Partnership
The Thames Estuary Partnership
Article by Adam Guy
Page link: End of a Thames-Side Guardian
End of a Thames-Side Guardian
published in Sea Breezes 1969
Page link: The Little Path to Adventure by Ken Basset
The Little Path to Adventure by Ken Basset
A poem about Ken's memories of boyhood on Canvey
Page link: Canvey Island's school full on opening day
Canvey Island's school full on opening day
Catholic Herald 30th September 1955
Page link: Sale of the Jolly Boys Cafe and Amusements
Sale of the Jolly Boys Cafe and Amusements
The Worlds Fair October 21, 1944
Page link: Crimean Relic
Crimean Relic
Manchester Evening News 19 Sept 1883
Page link: The Makers of Canvey (part two)
The Makers of Canvey (part two)
By Mary L. Cox. 1902
Page link: A Quaint Island Near London
A Quaint Island Near London
Newspaper Article 1901
Page link:
"The Tibbett"
Wonder where the flies go
Page link: The Most Curious Place In England
The Most Curious Place In England
By A Goodrich, Photos by C Arthur Person Ltd
Page link: The Dutch Chapel
The Dutch Chapel
written by John Southerden Burn in 1846
Page link: The Rochford Hundred
The Rochford Hundred
By Philip Benton 1867
Page link: The Boys Own Paper
The Boys Own Paper
'Down Stream: A trip in Quiet Waters'
Page link: The Essex floods
The Essex floods
Canvey Island inundated
Page link: Essex Ghost Stories and other books
Essex Ghost Stories and other books
by local author Robert Hallmann
Page link: A Topographical Dictionary of England. 4 Volumes
A Topographical Dictionary of England. 4 Volumes
by Samuel Lewis originally published in 1831
Page link: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales. Vol. one
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales. Vol. one
by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866
Page link: The 'Sketch' Sept. 13, 1893
The 'Sketch' Sept. 13, 1893
in its 'Small Talk' column had this to say about Canvey:
Category link: Canvey Brochures
Canvey Brochures
Guides and local brochures
Category link: Essex Countryside
Essex Countryside
The County Magazine
Category link: Local Newspapers
Local Newspapers
Stories and cuttings from old papers
Category link: Reflected Glory
Reflected Glory
Memories of Rev John A Fleetwood
Category link: Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
factual books about Canvey Island
Category link: Fiction
Fiction
Novels etc that have their setting on Canvey Island
Category link: Directories
Directories
Post office, Pigots, Kellys and White's Directories
Category link: Verse
Verse
Printed matter about Canvey Island in verse