Let’s move to Canvey Island, Essex: ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’ | Money | The Guardian

Let’s move to Canvey Island, Essex: ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’

Let’s move to Canvey Island, Essex: ‘Britain’s Mississippi delta’ | Money | The Guardian

One of two octagonal Dutch cottages (built for Dutch workers) from the 17th century which are preserved on Canvey Island. This cottage now functions as a museum. Canvey Island is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England. It is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying only just above sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, but has nevertheless been inhabited since the Roman invasion of Britain.

One of two octagonal Dutch cottages (built for Dutch workers) from the 17th century which are preserved on Canvey Island. This cottage now functions as a museum. Canvey Island is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England. It is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying only just above sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, but has nevertheless been inhabited since the Roman invasion of Britain.

Transport Museum Canvey Island

Transport Museum Canvey Island

Sir Cornelius Vermuyden.  Dutch engineer who came over to England in the 1620's and worked on draining Canvey Island.

Sir Cornelius Vermuyden. Dutch engineer who came over to England in the 1620's and worked on draining Canvey Island.

Canvey Island Transport Museum

Canvey Island Transport Museum

The Canvey Island Monster - The Canvey Island Monster is the name given to an unusual creature that washed up on the shores of Canvey Island, England, in November, 1953. A second carcass was discovered in August, 1954. The 1953 specimen was described as being 2.4ft long with thick reddish brown skin, bulging eyes and gills. It was also described as having hind legs with five-toed horseshoe-shaped "feet". Sorry - looks like a basking shark to me!

Monsters in Museums

The Canvey Island Monster - The Canvey Island Monster is the name given to an unusual creature that washed up on the shores of Canvey Island, England, in November, 1953. A second carcass was discovered in August, 1954. The 1953 specimen was described as being 2.4ft long with thick reddish brown skin, bulging eyes and gills. It was also described as having hind legs with five-toed horseshoe-shaped "feet". Sorry - looks like a basking shark to me!

The Beach 1960, Canvey Island

The Beach 1960, Canvey Island

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