Memories of Grays

My Mum. Grays, Essex.

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

A memory of Grays

Paines Grays High Street

I remember the shop very well,I went out with a girl who worked there.Her name was Rosalie.I worked at Gorstens the butchers my father was the manager.

A memory of Grays by Harry Hart

50s 60s Memories

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

A memory of Grays by Robert Wildish

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

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 backed into a lamppost When I asked why he didn't tell me he said I'm not driving you are. My name is Alfred Davies. And lived opposite Lucas road

A memory of Grays by catspawsiamese


I was born in Rectory rd in 1940.I went to East Thurrock primary school from 1944 until 1950 when I went to Torells.I started work in Grays high street in 1955 at Gorstons butchers. The cab company I remember was Pratleys.

A memory of Grays by Harry Hart

Grays Thurrock Essex England Uk 1935 1953

My memories of Grays go back to the 1940's and 1950's the war years and before the London over-spill estates Of Belhurst Park and Basildon arrived. I was born and lived at 106 Bridge Road with my parents Thomas and Hilda Gosnall and my brother John Thomas and sister Jeanette Kathleen. My parents were ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Albert Wm Gosnall

South Stifford And Grays

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

A memory of Grays by Richard Mercer

Fond Memories Of A Time Gone By

I lived in Sherfield Rd from 1950-1960. I lived a few doors down from the Bridgers, the local haulage contractor, his daughter Beryl use to ride her horse at the head of the carnival procession each year, during the procession. Pigg's Bakery use to throw tiny loaves of bread into the crowd, (no health and safety ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays

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 and his wife would serve; she did a wonderful egg and chips and a big mug of tea. There was an old ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by John Fautley

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