Canvey Island: The History of a Marshland Community

By Basil E Cracknell Ph.D

Printed in 1959 and widely quoted Cracknell’s paper was awarded the John Nichols Prize in 1958.

There are facts, maps and drawings in this book which covers the area through the Romans, the Sheep, the Dutch, the rural community to the new urban district it had become by the 50’s.

This book can be borrowed from the library and is a must for anyone wanting to know the history of the Island.

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