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 A Very Nice Community

We moved from the garrison to the village just after the floods, I was 12. We moved into Malakwa, next door to the post office run by Mr and Mrs Smith and their daughter Silvia (I had a crush on her but that is ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Susan Mitchell

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 ...Read full memory