The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage

The Dutch are back

By Janet Penn

The Archive had a great day on Saturday with our stall at the Dutch Cottage celebrations. We were joined by Nellie and Janet, our friends from the Dutch Flood Museum in Ouwerkerk. They had brought over some free leaflets and some books to add to our stall. 

Our stall was very busy all day. It was a focal point for the Dutch who were visiting the site. It was great to hear so much Dutch being spoken at the Dutch Cottage after perhaps 400 years. I did not understand a word!!

Photo:Robbie and Geoff help to get the stall ready

Robbie and Geoff help to get the stall ready

J Penn

As well as our stall at the cottage we had our Dutch-Canvey History display at the Heritage Centre which was open as part of the weekend with buses going from Museum to Museum. This too proved to be very popular and will be on display again at our next meeting on the 26th September, when we will be travelling back in time to the 17th century.

Photo:Our display at the Heritage Centre

Our display at the Heritage Centre

J Penn

Click on the gallery below to see our other photos. Photos are published with kind permission of Janet Dolling, Agnes van Lowlands and Janet Penn.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo:Robbie and Geoff with our Flood Museum side of the stall
Photo:Ray Howard welcomes everyone. Left is Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst to her left is Phillip Venning OBE from the Heritage Lottery
Photo:Banter between Johnny Kremer from Steintec LTD and Joel van de Ven the representative from the Dutch Embassy
Photo:Joel van de Ven, Head of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy officially opened the event.
Photo:Cast and Crew
Photo:Nellie, Joel and Janet with the Dutch Flood Museum exhibits
Photo:Nellie Verton presenting a copy of the flood museums guide to Joel van de Ven
Photo:We did not do it guv'. Who says you can never find a policeman?
Photo:Rebecca Harris MP came to see us
Photo:View of Cottage
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo:Canvey Community Choir
Photo:Johnny Kremer and his wife. They are here talking to Janet from the flood museum
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Cottage' page
Photo:Nellie and Janet also visited the Heritage Centre to see our display and catch up with our chair Janet Walden
Photo:Nellie, Janet, Janet Walden and Sue
Photo:The model Dutch Cottage in the Heritage Centre
This gallery was added by Janet Penn on 03/09/2018.
Comments about this page

Nellie and I thoroughly enjoyed our two days on Canvey. Thank you so much for this amazing event.

By Janet Roodbol-Birkin
On 05/09/2018

Thanks Janet it was a pleasure to see Nellie again and of course to meet you. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

By Janet Penn
On 05/09/2018

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