An article in the Echo in 1985 during the whiteout that winter talks about the snow heroes. Lots of stories and photos but only one on Canvey. Not surprised as the island was cut off for a while. But I have taken the part regarding Canvey and reproduced it here.
Canvey’s Snow Heroes.
Echo delivery agents have shown they are a brave lot when it comes to doing their jobs in harsh weather conditions.
Chris Leary, 14, of Larup Avenue, Canvey, said; “I don’t have any problems, I just have to go slower. I usually go by bike but I’ve been walking in this weather like this.”
Duncan Smith, 13, of Spanbeck Road, Canvey said; “The only problem I have is getting cold. There’s no worries about keeping the papers dry. I go by foot and I put about three coats on and a pair of boots.