Memories of Grays

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Diane Brooks

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Roger Pickett

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Ivan Lane

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Albert Wm Gosnall

From Torells School

We used to leave Torell's school and hang on the bank at Hangman's woods overlooking Danehole's roundabout.

A memory of Grays by Harry Hart

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by John Ryan

Grays Was A Lovely Place To Live

I was born in Exmouth Road in 1945., Growing up in Grays was lovely, we had everything, no need to go far for anything, even shellfish was delivered on a barrow on Saturdays by Mr Going who also had a stall in ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Patricia Gaywood

Your Dad Frank

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

A memory of Grays by catspawsiamese

Green Door Cafe Or Bert''''S Cafe

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

A memory of Grays by John Fautley

Rowing And Swimming!

I can remember heading down to Grays Beach with a couple of friends after school in the mid 1960's and spending a few pennies for half an hour rowing on the boating lake. During the summer holidays, it was not unknown for us ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays

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