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Memories of Grays

Grays Was A Lovely Place To Live

I was born in Exmouth Road in 1945., Growing up in Grays was lovely, we had everything, no need to go far for anything, even shellfish was delivered on a barrow on ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Patricia Gaywood

Grays When It Was A Proper Town.

Despite the cement dust from West Thurrock, if the wind was in the wrong direction, Grays had everything available, from a baking tin to a new car, such a variety of ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Alan Knight

South Stifford And Grays

After my grandparents passed away the house was left to my father bill mercer.we lived at 64 Charlton street south stifford.I remember the cement works very well as I along ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Richard Mercer

Small World

Relating to the story of Roger Pickett; I also was born in 1952 (January) and lived in Lucas Rd with my nan, Kitty Rayment, and my mum, Joyce, and family from the age of 3. So Roger, we ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays

Old Days In New Road Grays

I live down in New Zealand now but I have seen all the comments etc about old grays as I said all the com I have lived in all those people even down the Exmouth swimming ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Ivan Lane

My Mum. Grays, Essex.

My mum's family came from Elm Road and my grandad (nickname "Ocker" Salmon) was (I believe) fairly well known, as he had a greengrocery round that he did by horse and cart, then I ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Cheryl Wood

My New Friends

thank you first to Francis Frith for finding my new people from Grays . I am getting some trouble getting replies to my ?? AND your messages so I am giving my E ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Ivan Lane

50s 60s Memories

I was born at 13 Alma Place (up the small alley from Argent Street) in 1952, moving to number 6 when I was 5. When I was 9 we moved to Sherfield Road, where I lived until 1970 when we ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Robert Wildish

Rev Joseph Herrick

My memories are of 1813 My GGG Grandfather the Rev Joseph Herrick was a non-conformist .I believe from reading his diary of 1813 he preached at Grays between 29March and 29th ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Julie Herrick


I wasn't born in Grays. In fact had a very disrupted childhood due to my father initially being in the army. However I spent one week at Quarry Hill Primary school ...Read full memory

A memory of Grays by Joan Rowe

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