Memories of Grays

Grays 1951 1969

I was born at the Orsett Hospital in March 1951. First home was in Palmerston Road South Stifford. My first School was Stifford Primary at the top of Mill Lane, the walk up the hill seems to be awfully long now for a 5 year old. I do remember a Mrs Ridd as a teacher who used to produce the annual Christmas nativity, Mr Morgan was ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by clive

Building Grays.

Oh my goodness, whata wonderful collection. I grew up in Grays lfrom 1945 to 1961. In most of these pictures, there are buildings my great grandfather built. The library for example and next to it a row of shops. All built by H. J. Carter. Before they were shops, they were homes. The one next door to the library was no. 15. My ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Jennifer White

Old Days In New Road Grays

I live down in New Zealand now but I have seen all the comments etc about old grays as I said all the com I have lived in all those people even down the Exmouth swimming pool and mesons lane I lived there when they shot down a german plane it fell into the old lane to the fort / they were happy days / if ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Ivan Lane

Grays High Street

I remember the High St and Joys (or Joyces) on the corner - I remember in the shop they had little money boxes that ran on wires to a cashier! Very old fashioned store with little drawers with stockings and other things in I remember. I remember the old market, it was a funny sort of walk around shape, I also remember a ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Diane Brooks

When I Was A Wolf Cub In Grays

In the early 1950's we lived in "Little Thurrock" as my Mum called it! Actually in Blackshotts Lane at a time before the road was adopted by the council and full of pot holes! What I want to find is exactly where the Third Grays Wolf Cubs HQ was? Remember it cost tuppence to get a return bus ticket from ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by peelerscottage

Orsett Road .. Fire Station And Jack Going !

What a difficult thing it is to write down all you want to! So much in our memories ... I am the curator of the Essex Fire Museum which is based at Grays fire station in Hogg Lane. I was born in Grays in June 1952 and lived at 41 Lucas Road with mum Violet, dad Frank and brother Colin not forgetting ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Roger Pickett

Grays At Its Best

I remember with great fondness old Grays. I was born in the back bedroom of 191 London Road, Grays. My mother and father lived with my mum's mum and dad, also my brother Ronald was born there 7 years before that. London Road was a wonderful place, especially Edie Dobson's sweetshop along the road a few houses, which was ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Valerie Bailey

Memories Of Grays

Hello, my name is John Ryan and I was resident at Grays during the fifties - I was in partnership with a long-standing schoolfriend of mine (Billy Watts). We ran the Reliance Taxis for a few years, which was situated in a lane just off Orsett Road near the War Memorium and Police Station. I remember there was a photographer ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by John Ryan

St. John Ambulance Brigade, First Aid Post,

The St. John Ambulance Brigade of Grays Thurrock had three wooden first aid posts that they manned over bank holidays and summer weekends which were along what was the main road from East End of London running through to Southend-on-Sea. They were painted white and when manned and flew the brigade flag ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Albert Wm Gosnall

My New Friends

thank you first to Francis Frith for finding my new people from Grays . I am getting some trouble getting replies to my ?? AND your messages so I am giving my E - Mail address hope you all find it the memories have be great thank you all Ivan Lane

A memory of Grays by Ivan Lane

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