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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 In The Past

The Royal Hotel was one of the "whitebait inns" which drew custom down-river from London in the nineteenth century. In both World Wars Purfleet was a transit camp for thousands ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Gemma Gemma

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Maria Westbrook

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Philip Preston