Captain Gregson

Captain Gregson was very well known on the Island in the early 1900s. He was responsible for many buildings on Canvey both as an architect and builder. The most famous of his buildings was the old Oysterfleet Lighthouse which it is rumoured he built to house his mother-in-law especially to keep her out of his home.

We have recently met up with his Granddaughter Leonie who has provided us with some interesting items which will be appearing here in the coming weeks.

Page link: Two maps drawn by Alan Gregson
Two maps drawn by Alan Gregson
Mid 1920s as drawn from memory in 1993
Page link: More information on Captain Gregson
More information on Captain Gregson
Soldier and landowner
Page link: Adventures of a Stowaway
Adventures of a Stowaway
Tony Gregson crossed Niagara under Bridge
Page link: Alan Gregson's Canvey
Alan Gregson's Canvey
Map and description 1993
Page link: Captain Gregson in later years
Captain Gregson in later years
Two photos from Leonie Gregson
Page link: Canvey memories from the 20s/30s
Canvey memories from the 20s/30s
by Alan Gregson written in 2004
Page link: Tony Gregson's getaway-with two gold bricks
Tony Gregson's getaway-with two gold bricks
Published in Canada's Maclean's Magazine 1961
Page link: Amy Patard sister-in-law to Capt Gregson
Amy Patard sister-in-law to Capt Gregson
Known for her shop in Hindles Road
Page link: Rita wife of Captain Gregson
Rita wife of Captain Gregson
Photos from Julie Burridge
Page link: Some memories of Canvey
Some memories of Canvey
by the late Alan Gregson
Page link: How a Lieutenant of Engineers was Gassed.
How a Lieutenant of Engineers was Gassed.
From 4th Army Gazette 3rd Sept 1916
Page link: Captain Gregson the Artist
Captain Gregson the Artist
Charfleets Farm c1903
Page link: Captain Gregson
Captain Gregson
Eccentric, entrepreneur, rumour, fact or fiction