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From: "David Turnidge" <>
Subject: Re: Canvey Island
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 22:33:00 -0000
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On 26th February 1953, whilst the people of Leigh on Sea were still counting
the cost of the Great flood, my mother gave birth to a baby boy and called
me David

Happy New Year
David Turnidge


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Goddard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: Canvey Island


> Richard wrote:
>
> > the 'Great Tide' or 'North Sea Surge' of January 1953.
>
> I was wondering if this thread was coming up. I came across a really
> excellent account when I was researching Bridgemarsh Island where one of
my
> ancestors was born.
>
> If anyone is interested in reading a thoroughly enjoyable, very moving,
and
> (almost surprisingly) official account it is:
>
> Author: Grieve, Hilda, 1913-
> Title: The great tide: the story of the 1953 flood disaster in Essex, with
> maps drawn by P.A.Sparke
> Publisher, date: Essex County Council, 1959
> Description: 883p., ill., 26cm
>
> I would emphasise that is a very moving account of the flood. Many of the
> circumstances of those who died are given in detail. Rather than be a dry
> account of something which happened half-a-century ago, it has a sense of
> immediacy.
>
> I hope that the sea defences will never be tested and found lacking ever
> again.
>
>
> Chris
>
> --
> Chris Goddard
> Plymouth, U.K
> www.webrarian.co.uk
>
>


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