Small Gains Creek

Post 1953

Dave's Picture from 2007

Another of Norman’s slides this time I think it is Small Gains Creek, obviously post 1953. If I am wrong please comment below.

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  • Are there any photos of the dump? (now Canvey Heights)

    By Liam Heatherson (24/09/2012)
  • The hut in the centre is part of the old Island Yacht Club H.Q.

    By Ian Hawks (24/09/2012)
  • Does that mean it is the wrong way round Dave?

    I have swapped it round and added your picture Dave and it looks like the exact place to me.

    By Janet Penn (25/09/2012)
  • Am a little confused, if the picture is looking West towards the dam, the new sea wall should be on the South side.

    By Ian Hawks (25/09/2012)
  • Ian if you are confused how do you think I feel. I have put the picture up both ways. I will let you all decide which way it should go.

    By Janet Penn (25/09/2012)
  • Hello Hope this helps. Maybe the second pic is correct because the long shed type building is either Canvey Supply or Prouts, so we are looking east I think Regards. Sparrow

    By sparrow (25/09/2012)
  • Janet, Photos on “Canvey Spring Tides” may help, do feel that the first photo is correct.

    By Ian Hawks (26/09/2012)
  • These pictures of Smallgains just prior to the new wall being built might help.

    By Janet Penn (26/09/2012)
  • The second photo is correct. I used to moor my little wooden motor-cruiser in the enclosed bit c 1964/65.

    By Graham Stevens (26/09/2012)
  • I can confirm after going back to the slide in question that the second picture is indeed correct.

    By Janet Penn (27/09/2012)
  • That that was the Island Yacht Clubs hut is correct. When I first moved to Canvey in 1971 you could clearly see “Gents Bathing” in writing one end and “Ladies Bathing” the other. I was told the walled area between the seawall had a part where boards could be put in to keep the water in to make a bathing pool. Can anyone confirm this or better got pictures. The writing on the hut would certainly lend substance to this. Thank you.

    By John T Pharro (04/11/2012)

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