Flood Pass

Issued in the week commencing 1st Feb 1953.

Remnants of a pass/letter of authorisation issued to my Dad, Aubrey Stevens by Councillor Elkington so he could have access to the Island in the 1st week of the Flood.
T.Stevens
Permission to use a boat(if it was still there). Could have been from Madge Moore? Also his place of abode at the time.
T.Stevens

When I saw the recently posted photo of the police checking the ‘comings and goings’ at Ferry Rd during the Flood it reminded me about this scrap of paper that was unearthed a few months ago by my brother. He found it amongst remaining bits of my Dad’s archive which he had stashed away at his home in Oxfordshire.

It’s just a note from Councillor Elkington, who lived above his grocery shop next to the bakery, asking for Dad to be given access to the Island. The reason seems a bit vague but appears to have some connection to the Canvey-on-Sea Post Office which was then located within the Baker’s shop, my Grandad being Sub-postmaster. I can only presume that he only used it for a few days—-

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