These are the Canvey pictures from the middle page spread of the Southend pictorial dated 6th February 1953.
This flooded Canvey street is typical of the scenes throughout the Island on Sunday morning, when general evacuation was ordered. The water has now gone down considerably in depth and the breaches in the sea wall have been repaired. Nearly the entire Island population of 12,000 people were evacuated, and it will be some time before they are allowed to return to their homes, many of which can almost be entirely written off. Morale of the Islanders is still high, as witness the chalked notice outside an Island store, "Bear un—Canvey will rise again!"