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 of soldiers waiting to be shipped abroad ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Gemma Gemma

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 Marketing manager for the opening of our ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Roy Bradbrook

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