Nominated for UK Web Archive project

Our Prize Winning Site

Our prize winning Canvey Community Archive ( website has been nominated to be included in the British Library’s ‘UK Web Archive’. We are now assured that the ten years of hard work collecting Canvey History, some 4,500 pages, will be preserved and made available for future generations.

Canvey Island is a unique place, with a unique history, the Dutch Cottage Museum is 400 years old next year, 400 years of Dutch history. The close ties to the Netherlands continue to this day with our shared experience of the Great Flood of 1953. The vast majority of the Islands physical history such as the Ozonia Hotel, Oysterfleet Lighthouse and the Chapman Lighthouse, have long since gone. We must not lose anymore of our history.

This is a quote from the webarchive’s email to the Canvey Community Archive:

The British Library would like to archive your website in the UK Web Archive and to make it publicly available. The UK Web Archive was established in 2004 to capture and archive websites from the UK domain and across the web, responding to the challenge of a digital black hole in the nations memory. It contains specially selected websites that represent different aspects of UK heritage on the web, as well as important global events.  We work closely with leading international institutions to collect and permanently preserve the web, and the open UK Web Archive can be seen at

Our site is not yet live on the UK Web Archive but we have been informed that it is in the process of being added but due to the high number of sites this may take some time. It will then be captured twice a year.

Update: Our site is now live 

Comments about this page

  • Well done after all the hard work that has been put into running this site.

    By Dee Weightman (21/08/2017)
  • Thank you Dee I would have hated to see all our hard work disappear.

    By Janet Penn (21/08/2017)
  • This is great news! Brilliant that all the stuff that’s been recorded over the past 10 years will be there for posterity. But what does ‘captured twice a year’ mean?

    By Graham Stevens (21/08/2017)
  • Internet talk Graham. It means they will save it like when you take a photo you capture that moment in time. So twice a year they will capture the website as it is on that day.

    By Janet Penn (21/08/2017)
  • Aah! Got it! Thanks Jan. G.

    By Graham Stevens (21/08/2017)
  • Great news for all involved. I wonder if we have contributed a tiny bit (Only joking). Stand by for you’re “Damehood”Janet, you would deserve it. John D.

    By John Devonald (22/08/2017)
  • Thanks John but we are a team here that work very hard plus all you contributors over the years. We could not have done it without you.

    By Janet Penn (22/08/2017)

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