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!!
Robbie and Geoff help to get the stall ready
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.
Our display at the Heritage Centre
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.
Robbie and Geoff with our Flood Museum side of the stall
Ray Howard welcomes everyone. Left is Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst to her left is Phillip Venning OBE from the Heritage Lottery
Banter between Johnny Kremer from Steintec LTD and Joel van de Ven the representative from the Dutch Embassy
Joel van de Ven, Head of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy officially opened the event.
Nellie, Joel and Janet with the Dutch Flood Museum exhibits
Nellie Verton presenting a copy of the flood museums guide to Joel van de Ven
We did not do it guv'. Who says you can never find a policeman?
Rebecca Harris MP came to see us
Canvey Community Choir
Johnny Kremer and his wife. They are here talking to Janet from the flood museum
Nellie and Janet also visited the Heritage Centre to see our display and catch up with our chair Janet Walden
Nellie, Janet, Janet Walden and Sue
The model Dutch Cottage in the Heritage Centre
Author By Janet Penn
Page added 02/09/2018
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Nellie and I thoroughly enjoyed our two days on Canvey. Thank you so much for this amazing event.
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.
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