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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
I used to live in Lenthall Avenue I remember your dad giving driving lessons in 1958 in his Ford prefect.i passed first time . He taught me a great lesson trust your judgement when driving .i Iwas doing a three point turn and I ...Read full memory
Can anyone tell me about an orphanage in Grays during WW1? My mother was there in 1914 and I can't find any records of it except at the archives and it just listed children's names but no address. I know it was in Grays but ...Read full memory
Hi All, one of my memories of Grays old High Street was the café. Walking down the High Street toward the beach, on the left hand side was the cafe, it was called the Green Door and was owned by Bert Herrington. He ...Read full memory
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