BBC Film Canvey Island Floods of 1953

BBC Interview by the BBC with Geoff Barsby in 2008

By Janet Penn

In 1953 Britain experienced its biggest peacetime disaster when the east coast was hit by devastating floods. Relive how this dramatic passage in history affected Canvey Island.

On licence from the BBC

This page was added by Janet Penn on 25/06/2009.
Comments about this page

My mum was the young girl in the video being put into the lorry and she went to school with Geoff Barsby, also my uncle Billy is in this video too. very moving !

By nina head
On 07/02/2010

Only just found this - nice one - hello Geoff!

By David Bullock
On 07/02/2010

Is it me? I can't get the video to play.Geoffrey Barsby is my cousin who I haven't seen in donkey's years.....

By Georgiana Barnes
On 11/02/2013

It is working fine Georgina. Depends from what device you are trying to view it.

By Janet Penn
On 11/02/2013

The video doesn't play for me either but if you click on the BBC link underneath (where it states On licence from the BBC) it takes you directly to the original and plays from their site.

By Dee
On 12/02/2013

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