Tilbury, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Seamans' Hospital At Tilbury

I was a trainee nurse at the Tilbury and Orsett hospitals from 1962-1968. A lot of the parties I heard of were either for the Medical staff or invites from the ships senior mess. I remember keeping a window open in the nurses home for those girls who were invited. The doors of the hospital were right next to ...Read full memory

George Jackson, The Florist.

My Grandad was George (scissors) Jackson. He was a very well known and respected member of the Tilbury community. He ran his florist business from home in Auckland Close, serving many Tilbury families with cheap bouquets, funeral wreaths etc. I remember going to Covent Garden, London on the first morning train out ...Read full memory

Seamans Hospital

I was just boy at the age of 6 when I was admitted to Tilbury Seaman's Hospital to have my tonsils taken out. I can remember seeing the big funnels of the ships through my ward window at the end. The wards were long, big and white with high ceilings, I remember being very sad when my mum and dad had to leave me, until the ...Read full memory

A memory of Tilbury by Trevor Milne