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Gravesend, The Clock Tower 1902

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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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

National Sea Training College At Gravesend

I spent the academic year 1987/88 in Kent training to become a Careers Adviser on a post-graduate course run by Kent College for the Careers Service. During my course I had to visit businesses, universities, schools and colleges all around the county (and beyond) but the visit that sticks in my ...Read full memory

Journey From Gravesend To Tilbury

I can also remember the old ferries that sailed between Gravesend and Tilbury Docks. My mothers parents lived in Grays and my father also worked there, and so the ferry trip from Gravesend over the Thames was one taken very often. There were 2 ferries, the car ferry (this is now where the remaining ...Read full memory

A memory of Gravesend by Ann Claydon

Attending St. Mary's Convent/School

I remember St. Mary's. As an eight year old Londoner, I had travelled a bit to different parts of England during the evacuation. Whilst at St. Mary's, I attended school there, played soccer for the junior team, was confirmed as a Catholic. I remember Father Baker well. In 1948 I remember that he had a ...Read full memory

A memory of Gravesend by Roy Daniels

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