Purfleet, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

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

When Did Purfleet Cross The River Thames

Wrongly assigned to Kent - always in Essex Many thanks for letting us know about this glitch - now corrected. Editor

A memory of Purfleet