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.
From Sunday 12th of August onwards, BeyondthePoint.co.uk (creators of this website, who research and explore local historical remnants) are displaying an exhibition on Canvey’s history, through time. However, it focuses on what’s left of our history, and what you can go and see yourself. Covering everything from Upper Horse Island – a Roman Fort, to nuclear and wartime bunkers, even covering the illusive history of Canvey’s oil refinery which could have been, covering one fith of the Island’s land-mass. Featuring archeological finds, intricate models, and plenty of information and images, this new look on your island is an unmissable exhibition. The Museum is open every Sunday, with the display located to the left of the upstairs balcony door, so come and see it for yourself.
The old website, http://www.the-bay-museum.co.uk, is soon to be replaced by this new site which will feature regular updates and new content, from past and upcoming events, to pictures and videos, and even historical information. As soon as the old website is taken offline, this current one at thebaymuseum.wordpress.com will take on the previous http://www.the-bay-museum.co.uk web address.