This lovely picture of the celebrations on Canvey in 1953 was sent to me some time ago. As we all know the year of the Coronation was a devastating year for the people of Canvey Island. The Coronation celebrations must have a been difficult and emotional time. But as can be seen from this picture everyone had rallied round to make it a good day to remember.
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