1953 Flood

Sandbagging the breaches by boat.

By Janet Walden

Photo:HELP: As the tides surged in hundreds of volunteers took to boats to try to shore up battered sea defences on Canvey. It was a case of piling sandbags into the breaches to keep the cruel sea out. Every volunteer was a hero that day.

HELP: As the tides surged in hundreds of volunteers took to boats to try to shore up battered sea defences on Canvey. It was a case of piling sandbags into the breaches to keep the cruel sea out. Every volunteer was a hero that day.

This page was added by Janet Walden on 21/01/2015.