Canvey Island, an island in the River Thames estuary off the coast of Essex, has a unique history. Its location has seen it welcome diverse people through the ages: from those who first came to harvest the seawater salt, to the Romans and traders who found it an entry point into the British Isles, to shepherds, cheese makers, and many others.
"Robert has done a wonderful job including covering areas not found in other publications on Canvey Island's history. A 'can't put down' book!"
9 June 2007, Dave Bullock, Prittlewell, Essex
"This is an excellent book depicting Canvey's past, well written and informative, a must for any local or historian."
27 March 2009, R Shinn, Essex
"This book outlines the true history of Canvey. I found it to be a fascinating journey through many hundreds of years. It has been thoroughly researched by the author. Many pictures I have never seen before, together with a little bit of the author's humour. It is a definite must for both Canveyites and expats alike."
Councillor Joan Liddiard, Canvey Island, Essex