Oil Armada Heads to London

Echo 1973

Here comes the Armada. The little ships of Canvey are packed with protestors as they sail under Tower Bridge.
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On Saturday 700 Canvey Islanders travelled up the Thames to put forward their case by handing a protest letter to the prime minister at 10 Downing Street.

Geoffrey Rippon also agreed to speak with a deputation from the protest groups, this was after Canvey Council gave the protestors an outright no to proposed talks three weeks prior.

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