Three Photos of Canvey.

1939-2003

By John Offord

These are 3 photos of Canvey which I found in my files.

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This one was taken in August 1939. I am the one, aged 6 months, being carried by my mother. The photo was taken on the sea wall at the top of May Avenue.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Three Photos of Canvey.' page

This one is of a M.T.B. that was moored off Canvey Point.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Three Photos of Canvey.' page

This one is of the concrete barge taken in March 2003.

This page was added by John Offord on 20/01/2009.
Comments about this page

Three excellent photos!

There is a website dedicated to our Concrete Barge - www.ConcreteBarge.co.uk

What happened to the MTB?

By David Bullock
On 21/01/2009

The MTB was one of a few that were broken up after the war at the Point by Dennis Baker and his brother. After all hardware, brass and copper were removed the hulls were burnt

By Ian Hawks
On 23/01/2009

The boat is a Fairmile D MTB/MGB. None of them have survived. They were not very quick but very heavily armed and dangerous.
Provided by Richard Basey, who maintains an even older MTB which is till running to this day! See www.mtb102.com

By Tom Jea
On 21/05/2009

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