The Floods of 1953

St Nicholas Church February 3rd 2013

The Light of Remembrance

The very moving service was attended by Local and County Dignitaries, survivors and islanders. Conducted by Rev’d David Tudor and assisted by clergy from other denominations.

The Cast and Crew performed ‘A Dramatic Presentation of Events of February 1953’ before the Light of Remembrance, which had been taken to every flood event on the Island, was brought to the altar.

Hana Cox sang┬áthe very poignant ‘Wish you were somehow here again’.

A quote was read out from the memoirs of Major Reg Stevens M.C, C.Eng., F.I.C.E, the Engineer and Surveyor of the Canvey Island Urban District Council in 1953.

“We owed it to those who had not survived that night to ensure that steps were taken so that a similar tragedy would not occur again”

After the events over the last week I am sure they know they are not forgotten………………………..RIP

The light of remembrance

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