Books etc

Canvey Island Essex

Canvey Books, Booklets and Directories etc





Andromeda, an Idyll of the Great River

A novel By Robert Buchanan, published 1900

Sexton Blake and the Canvey Connection


Captain Shannon

By Coulson Kernahan 1896

Great Expectations - Chapter 54

By Charles Dickens

'Down Stream: A trip in Quiet Waters'

by H F Horden 1899



Non Fiction


Round about Canvey

Written and illustrated by W Edward Wigfall 1914

The Canvey Cyclopaedia’

by D M Dowd. © D M Dowd

Canvey Island and its Churches

By W Marston Acres 1947

The Rochford Hundred

by Philip Benton 1867

'The History of the French, Walloon, Dutch
The Dutch Cottage)

by John Southerden Burn in 1846

A Topographical Dictionary of England

by Samuel Lewis originally published in 1831

Cockleshell Commando

By Bill Sparkes

Country Rambles Round London

By Anthony Collett 1913

Hole in my Shoe

By Bill Green

Canvey Island’s Early Buses

By Peter Clark

The Thames and its Story

By Cassell and Company 1906

The Smugglers

By Charles G Harper 1909

New Holidays in Essex

By Percy Lindley 1892

Just Jill

By Jill Allen-King MBE

Passport Not Required

By Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond and R E White





The Tibbett”

W J Tibbett Jnr


Scott's Illustrated Guide to Canvey-on-sea

Captivating Canvey

By Bertram McCave 1931 reprinted 1981



Magazine Articles


Holland in England: Relics of the Dutch Settlement on Canvey Island, in the Thames

The Illustrated London News, October 3, 1903

The Makers Of Canvey Island

Mary L. Cox 1902. Home Counties Magazine

The Most Curious Place in England

By A Goodrich, Photos by C Arthur Person Ltd
Article published in the Royal Magazine 1899

The World of Women

The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times 1906

The Essex Floods

The Essex Review 1898

The Sad Ghost of Canvey Island

As told to James Wentworth Day—Essex Countryside 1981





Pigot’s 1832-3


White’s 1848


PO 1871


Kelly’s 1882, 1894, 1902 and 1914


Kelly’s 1929


Kelly’s 1933


Kelly’s 1937






Crimean Relic

Manchester Evening News 19 Sept 1883

A Quaint Island Near London

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette on the 27th May 1901.

Independence at last for Canvey

London Gazette 1881

Small Talk

Sketch 1893

Sale of Jolly Boys Cafe

The Worlds Fair October 21, 1944