Flood 58th Anniversary

The Norman Chisman Slides

58 years ago tonight (night of January 31st – 1st February 1953) the great flood hit Canvey Island. Here are a selection of photographic slides that local historian Norman Chisman donated to the CCA. I have scanned these just in time for this anniversary. As I get time I will add more descriptions, perhaps you can all help by adding some as comments including any places or people you may recognise. Some images may be back to front – please advise if you spot any!

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  • Poor Stan…he has never been able to live this down …being called Shirley!!!!

    By Carol Norman (Nee Macquarie ) (18/09/2012)
  • My aunt and uncle cecil and Daisy Lee lived in New Road. The Bartlett family lived in the house pictured and Kitty their daughter was my school friend in Long Road School. I think the family survived but i lost touch with Kitty when we moved from Canvey in 1947.

    By Jenny Oates nee Lee (28/01/2013)
  • Dont think this is Rainbow Avenue only 5 bungalows each side. I used to live at number 6.

    By Bill Ellis (24/02/2013)
  • Just looking through the slides added by Norman and found one of myself. The newspaper that published the picture of Shirley and her dog got it wrong I believe that they got me mixed up with my cousin Shirley, anyway it should have read Stanley and his dog Rufus. The nickname Shirley came to me much later on in life when work colleagues found out about the picture.

    Hope this is of interest……Regards   Stan Edwards.

    By Stan Edwards (13/09/2014)

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