Canvey Victims of 1953 Flood
Buried at Jotmans Cemetery Benfleet
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
Louisa Le May