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

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 Workington mill. Finally I was in charge of Sales and Marketing for Purfleet after we had to close ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Roy Bradbrook

Woodyats Green Grocer

Early memories of Aveley Village are going into Woodyats green grocer with my mum for fresh veg. Old Mr Woodyat always wore a brown shop coat and had his hearing aid unit in the top pocket. You had to speak at his pocket so he could hear you. My nose was always up against Reads the toy shop and Fryer's boot menders ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet by Mark Sopher

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 another story). The paper shop by the railway station was run by Mr Eaton and family. People I ...Read full memory

A memory of Purfleet