1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Purfleet, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 at the dry end. Quality control was in an office upstairs at the dry end. Allan Crissell and Johnny Christmas were another couple of guys that ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Philip Preston

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?), she blew my nose and washed my face, I'd arrived with my older sister Kitty, that was ok, but she went off to her classroom across the ...Read full memory

F. Monk & Sons

My earliest memory of 'The Yard', as everyone called it, was 1953 when the Queen sailed up the Thames on her return from her Commonwealth Tour (I think) just after her Coronation. I remember waving my Union Jack. My grandad was there (Frank Monk) and my dad (Dennis). Does anyone remember Harrisons Wharf (next to the Royal ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Susan Mitchell