The Search for Coal in Essex

Canvey a Coal Mining Town?

By Janet Penn

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Photo:Geography of Britain during Devonian times (approximately 370 million years ago) Essex was part of a low lying  area between mountains and sea, occasionally being flooded as the coastline changed position. Sandstones and mudstones of Devonian age occur at depth beneath most of Essex. Britain at this time lay just south of the equator and the Atlantic Ocean did not exist

Geography of Britain during Devonian times (approximately 370 million years ago) Essex was part of a low lying area between mountains and sea, occasionally being flooded as the coastline changed position. Sandstones and mudstones of Devonian age occur at depth beneath most of Essex. Britain at this time lay just south of the equator and the Atlantic Ocean did not exist

Illistration by Clive Walpole

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