Gravesend, The Clock Tower 1902

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Gravesend is a busy industrial town on the river Thames; here the river narrows to become a London river, and coastal pilots hand over to the river men. It has a long history of seafaring, and fleets were assembled here in Tudor times. Its grimy facade hides buildings and churches of much interest. The view from nearby Windmill Hill is spectacular.

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Memories of Gravesend

The Tilbury Ferry

As the daughter of a Tilbury docker who married a girl from Gravesend, the ferry between Tilbury and Gravesend forms one of my earliest and strongest childhood memories. Every Saturday my sister and I would make the journey with my mum across the Thames to visit her mother (my Nanna Smith). I can still recall the ...Read full memory

A memory of Gravesend by Hazel Nevard

School In Wrothem Road Primary

When I moved to gravesend I was about five year old , we lived in rooms in Clarence street then moved to 13 john street this was about 1958 I went to school at wrothem road primary school lovely memories we used to play on windmill hill don't know if the school is still there there was a street called Peppercroft ...Read full memory

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St Mary''S School Parrock Road Gravesend

St Mary's Boys returned from Ugbrook, Devon the estate of Lord Clifford to Gravesend when the war ended in 1945 and I was resident there until 1954. Although called a school it was in reality an orphanage. Most of the boys, like me, were illegitimate. They would call us love children today. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Gravesend by Delvin Flynn

My Happy Time Living In Gravesend

I first came to Gravesend with an advance party to re-open Milton Barracks in 1947. During my time there I met a Gravesend Girl and we were married at Milton Church in 1948. I was posted from Milton Barracks to the School of Artillery where I remained until my Demob in 1949. We lived with my Wife's ...Read full memory

A memory of Gravesend by Verdun Lowe

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