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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Memories of Gravesend, the Clock Tower 1902

St Mary's, Gravesend

I think it was about 1970 /71 that I worked in a children's home in Gravesend, I am sure this was called St Mary's, it was a big old building run by nuns near Eco Square. Has anyone got any info on this home or photos? Iused to look after a boy, he was about 18 months old, his name was Rodney, he was African I think. I lived in the place. A girl named Julie used to work there too, the old building was well scarey as were the nuns. I remember the place was closing down and the children were being moved to smaller houses in Windmill Street, I think. I really would love to find Rodney.

A memory of Gravesend by Pam Turley

Memories of Gravesend


This a request on behalf of my daughter and her partner. They are renovating a house in Old Road West which they think is Victorian. I have found the occupants there in the 1901 Census but not in the 1891. It is possible that the houses there were built in the 1890s. Is there anyone who might know more...perhaps memories passed down through families.

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

A memory of Gravesend

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
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