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
Hello, my name is John Ryan and I was resident at Grays during the fifties - I was in partnership with a long-standing schoolfriend of mine (Billy Watts). We ran the Reliance Taxis ...Read full memory
I remember with great fondness old Grays. I was born in the back bedroom of 191 London Road, Grays. My mother and father lived with my mum's mum and dad, also my brother Ronald was ...Read full memory
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
Hi All, one of my memories of Grays old High Street was the café. Walking down the High Street toward the beach, on the left hand side was the cafe, it was called the ...Read full memory
I was born in Rectory rd in 1940.I went to East Thurrock primary school from 1944 until 1950 when I went to Torells.I started work in Grays high street in 1955 at Gorstons butchers. The cab company I remember was Pratleys.
At the age of 14 my father began work as an apprentice pawnbroker for the firm W. Paines & Co. at their Strood branch on the corner of High Street, and Station Road. The firm had 3 branches. ...Read full memory
I remember the shop very well,I went out with a girl who worked there.Her name was Rosalie.I worked at Gorstens the butchers my father was the manager.
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
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
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