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

Called Up In Tilbury

I am trying to trace William George (born ?Sept 1928) who was born and brought up in Tilbury. His mother was a widow and he played the piano. William was called for National Service in spring/summer 1947 and my mum thinks he went in the Navy. Her last address for him was in Lisbon (Jan 1948). Can anyone remember him? He is my dad.

A memory of Tilbury by Tina Harris

Our Boys Cafe Dock Road Tilbury

When I was six, I moved into 'Our Boy's Cafe' with my mother and grandfather. My uncle, aunt and cousin also lived with us in the accommodation above. It was the last cafe of many along Dock Road, Tilbury, so we had to work really hard to build up a good reputation for a varied menu of good home cooking for the ...Read full memory

A memory of Tilbury by Julia Fraser

My Schooldays At Tilbury

I remember my school days at Tilbury where I started school in 1934 at the Roman Catholic School in Calcutta Road and left in 1944 just a year before the end of the second world war In 1947, I was called up for National Service and during the last year of my service I was transferred to the war office in London where ...Read full memory

A memory of Tilbury by John Ryan