A Look Round

Canvey News Dutch Island Chronicle 1904

To our London readers who have not recently visited the Island it will be interesting to note it retains still some of the old ruralistic charms associated with country life; the grass in places being as high as the waist, and only a few days ago a bunch of thistles on Canvey Park Estate measured nearly six feet in height.

Our attention has been called to the thought­less smashing of bottles, the same being recklessly thrown into the fields to the serious danger of all who walk therein. Doubtless no hurt is intended but more ‘harm is wrought by want of thought’ in this direction than most people seem to suppose. As several accidents have lately occurred from this cause, we trust this word of appeal will not be regarded out of place.

In consequence of frequent demands lately made upon her kindness and skill in rendering first aid in cases of accident, upon the remote parts of Canvey, oft-times at her own expense for remedies, Nurse Freeman, of Sea View Bungalow, South Canvey, appeals to readers of the News who have for disposal suitable materials for use in first-aid applications. Her stock is now nearly exhausted owing to several accidents which have recently occurred in connection with making the new line.

We are glad to hear the Canvey-on-Sea Land­owners’ Association is arranging among its mem­bership to purchase trees in quantities to plant in the Autumn, the cost of purchase, carriage, and planting to be distributed among themselves. We think that if due regard be given to sorts to suit the soil, a good effect should be produced for the coming Spring.

They also propose to apply for the appoint­ment of a telegraph and post office for Shell Beach Estates and district, which though situated the farthest from the main-land bid fair to become by far the most populous part of the Island.

An appeal will also be made in the proper quarter for adequate police protection for this remote part of Canvey, and a constable in residence there.

The association has also appointed a commit­tee for election purposes. Something in the direc­tion of candidates and policies may next be looked for.

On the 14th of August Mr. W. Hart Gregson, M.A.A.. &c, had the pleasure of a visit from the Marquis of Queensberry, whom he entertained to tea, after which the Marquis visited, with Mr. Gregson, some of the principal points of interest on the Island. It is probable that the Marquis will re-visit Canvey shortly.

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