The Simple-Lifers of Canvey Island

The Sphere 1926

By Janet Penn

At Benfleet and Canvey Island, on the Thames estuary, a big colony, many of whom are London workers, live in quaint homes ashore and afloat. They here find a very restful life after the bustle of town.

Photo:Spring-cleaning  one of the house-boat homes on Canvey Island

Spring-cleaning one of the house-boat homes on Canvey Island

Photo:Skipper Thompson looking after the Canvey ferry signal lamps.

Skipper Thompson looking after the Canvey ferry signal lamps.

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