Tilbury, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

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

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