Canvey Victims of 1953 Flood

Buried at Jotmans Cemetery Benfleet

First look at how the plaque could look. The size will be 22″ high x 19″ wide.

24 victims from Canvey of the 1953 floods are buried at Jotmans Cemetery in South Benfleet.

Once numbers are confirmed we will be enquiring about costs and funding to place a memorial plaque in the cemetery grounds.

The placing of a plaque has already been agreed in principle with the authorities.

When we have more details we will let you know. If a member of your family was a victim of the floods on Canvey and you can tell us where they are buried please comment below or contact me at
Thank you

UPDATE: See the photo above this is how the plaque could look. We need about £1,500 and are looking for grants and donations. Please contact me at if you can help or go to our PayPal to make a donation direct to our paypal account.

Latest update 23 Dec 2013

The plaque is on order and will be unveiled in 2014.

All donations have come in we have raised the money needed for the plaque and more. Thank you everyone for your support. When all arranged for the unveiling we will let you know.

now over £1900.

Thanks to generous donations/collections/grants from

The Victims Relatives.

Members of the Canvey U3A.

Congregation St Nicholas Church

Windjammer PH

Richard Poyntz Estate Agents

Stibbards Funeral Directors

Canvey Town Council

Castle Point Borough Council

Memorial Services Ltd

The names of those buried in Jotmans

We would like to thank the staff at Basildon Parks and Gardens for searching the burial records for us.

If you click on the names below you can read their stories.

Alice Davidson

Nora Dearman

Doris Faiers

Charlotte Flight

Hanson Flight

Catherine Fuller

Walter Fuller

Judith Goodman

Arthur Hobbs

Louisa Le May

Alan Manser

Gordon Manser

Keith Manser

Dennis Morgan

Phoebe Morgan

Reginald Morgan

Ian Nelson

Hannagh O’Donohue

Emily Price

Agnes Simpkins

Leonard Starling

Violet Starling

William White

Edith White

Comments about this page

  • I can now confirm that the £300 we had left from the Jotman’s flood plaque will be passed to the Friends of Concord Beach for the Flood Mural.

    By Janet Penn (02/05/2014)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published.