Blue Plaque for Clara - POSTPONED

Possible change of venue/date

The Town Council have informed us there will be a CHANGE OF VENUE AND DATE. Watch this space for updates.

The archive working with the Town Council will be unveiling a blue plaque commemorating an important Canvey Islander. Clara Grace James was a JP, an activist on women’s rights as well as founder of Canvey’s WI and Labour party.

The archive was first contacted by Graham Watts, who is part of a 5 person committee appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst, to oversee the erection of blue plaques across the county to commemorate the achievements of women.

We felt we wanted to be a part of this and in turn contacted the Town Council to see if they wanted it to be included in their blue plaque plans. It has taken over a year what with the Pandemic and on going problems but the day is nearly upon us.

As soon as we have the new date and venue we will let you know.

Clara Grace James 1866-1954

Comments about this page

  • How absolutely marvellous.
    My Grandma said you could not have met a more kindly lady.
    She wanted to improve the lives of all women and she did.

    By Jane Parkin (25/04/2022)

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