Albert Gravely Linney (1873–1936) was a writer and journalist and a keen amateur photographer. Quote from the Museum of London website – ‘In 1925 he became the first editor of the new Port of London Authority Monthly Magazine and it was in this capacity that he was able to fully explore the working Thames and its riverbanks’.
During his time roaming the Thames he took many photographs of Canvey Island these are just a few.
‘The river wall all along Canvey is a line of yellow in summer with the flowers right away from Kynoch’s Hotel, an isolated building with a curious minaret-like tower.’
Did this lead to a spiral stairway?
You can see the Coryton Oil Tanks in the distance.