On Sunday 25th August 2013 at 13.00 hours the Mayor of Castle Point will unveil a plaque to commemorate Cpl Bill Sparks D.C.M. a former resident of Canvey Island. In attendance will be Councillors and local dignitaries. All members of the public are welcome to attend this ceremony.
The Bay Museum is a friendly museum situated on Canvey Island. Based in a degaussing station, it now offers a wealth of artefacts, books and displays focusing on both local and world military history. Open from 10am till 4pm, the museum also organises trips to France and Belgium to experience the battlefields first hand, as well as helping you research your own family military histories. The museum is run by volunteers who always warmly welcome visitors and are never short of a war story!