Concrete Barge

After the War the barge had been laid up with others at Holehaven Creek. It was bought for £11 (or £15) by the then newly formed Canvey Island Canoe Club with the intention of turning it into a floating clubhouse in the early 1950s.

The concrete barge at the point has long gone but many who were young in the 60s/70s/80s have many youthful memories of it.

In this section we have gathered together many photos, memories and newspaper clippings charting the barge's history.