Thames Lightermen

Probably from Roman times when Canvey had a permanent population there must have been those amongst them who earned their living and sustenance on or from the waters of the River Thames. In the latter half of the 20th cent there have been several families from the Thames working community who have made their homes on the Island.

Page link: The Working Community on the River Thames pt1
The Working Community on the River Thames pt1
Canvey's Lightermen and Watermen
Page link: The Working Community on the River Thames  Part 2
The Working Community on the River Thames Part 2
Canvey's Lightermen and Watermen
Page link: The Toughest Place to be a Ferryman.
The Toughest Place to be a Ferryman.
Woolwich ferryman Colin Window travels to Dhaka
Page link: The Apprentice Lighterman
The Apprentice Lighterman
video from 1963
Page link: Buzz Bullock Lighterman
Buzz Bullock Lighterman
Video from 2009