Purfleet, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Purfleet and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Purfleet Primary School

I started at Purfleet Infants & Primary School aged 4, I put my head on the desk and cried for ages, but there was a lovely elderly lady teacher (I can't remember her name?), ...Read full memory

Thames Board Mills

From what I remember I used to work at TBM and was on shift work at NO 11 machine. Morris Tapsell was shift superintendent. We had wimpey in charge of the wet end and George Beany ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Philip Preston

Thames Board Mills

I worked at TBM from 1949 until 1991. I started as a laboratory assisstant and became asst chief chemist. I was very involved with building of No 11 machine and then after I became ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Roy Bradbrook

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