We moved to Derby Road in 1965 from West Thurrock after the farm closed and we could no longer live in a tied cottage. Next door to hatters garage. The house is no longer there as that area was demolished to build the new bridge. I remember there being a Salvation Army hut out the back of us and a big pit beside that with ...Read full memory
Have so many memories of the State and the post office but we are trying to remember what the shops were to the right hand side as you look at the State. From the 1930s to 1990s would help if anyone can remember. Thank you.
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
After my grandparents passed away the house was left to my father bill mercer.we lived at 64 Charlton street south stifford.I remember the cement works very well as I along with my friends peter Baldwin and Dave whitehead we would talk with the guys on night shift and get a warm next to the fires.we also went into a ...Read full memory
I too, was born in Argent Street, No 85, next door to Potters Shop. Only the alleyway divided our house from them, and two doors away from The Castle. I have fond memories of growing up in the early sixties, and my adventures included playing in Bruces Wharf timber yard, the Old High Street, West Street, the back garden of ...Read full memory
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
My mum's family came from Elm Road and my grandad (nickname "Ocker" Salmon) was (I believe) fairly well known, as he had a greengrocery round that he did by horse and cart, then I believe he had a greengrocer shop round the corner from where he lived. I am not certain of the year he did this? He had a riding school some ...Read full memory
Relating to the story of Roger Pickett; I also was born in 1952 (January) and lived in Lucas Rd with my nan, Kitty Rayment, and my mum, Joyce, and family from the age of 3. So Roger, we were near neighbours! My maiden name then was Linda Banks. We lived at number 23 Lucas Road, before that we lived in Lenthall Ave, just round the ...Read full memory
I was born at 13 Alma Place (up the small alley from Argent Street) in 1952, moving to number 6 when I was 5. When I was 9 we moved to Sherfield Road, where I lived until 1970 when we finally moved to Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, where I live with my wife Christine, who also comes from Grays, having lived in Russel Road. ...Read full memory
I remember Grays as if it was yesterday. After the war, going to the Open Air School up by the Oaks public house, then attending Quarry Hill School with Miss Hill and Mr Gray before the 11 plus. Passing the exam and going to the Tech which was at the end of Thurloe Walk where I lived. Joining 106 Squadron ATC for parades ...Read full memory
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