Frederick Hester : A brief history in pictures - Page 2
A small book was commisioned by Frederick Hester and published in 1902 called 'A History of Canvey Island' by A.A.Daly. Promoting its Dutch history the book read more like a promotional guide to what glorious plans Frederick had for the Island than a history book. It featured many illustrations by a local artist Tom Merry.
The Illustration below is Tom Merry's impression of Canvey sea front (Shell Beach) Promenade with the Pier. Later photos will show the early development wasn't as grand as this!