Memories of Grays

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Albert Wm Gosnall

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Diane Brooks

Grays Beach

I remember Grays Beach and the swimming pool there.

A memory of Grays by Janis Pearson

Grays

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

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

Grays When It Was A Proper Town.

Despite the cement dust from West Thurrock, if the wind was in the wrong direction, Grays had everything available, from a baking tin to a new car, such a variety of ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Alan Knight

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by John Fautley

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Valerie Bailey

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