Gravesend, New Road c.1955

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Caption for Gravesend, New Road C1955: New Road is one of the main shopping streets of the town. The roads seem empty by today's standards. In the foreground is British Home Stores, and Hepworths is on the extreme left.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Gravesend


I can also remember the old ferries that sailed between Gravesend and Tilbury Docks. My mothers parents lived in Grays and my father also worked there, and so the ferry trip from Gravesend over the Thames was one taken very often. There were 2 ferries, the car ferry (this is now where the remaining (...Read full memory)

Our advance party arrived at Milton Barracks around June (could be wrong) to re-open the Barracks to commence training. As I remember, being the advance party the Cooks didn't consider we were worth feeding so we were rationed. In order to get a good meal we went around town looking for chippies etc. When (...Read full memory)

I can still remember waiting on this pier for the 'Royal Daffodil'  or the 'Royal Sovereign' during the my childhood, for our day trip up the river. We would do this trip regularly whilst on holiday with my Grandparents in Northfleet. It was one of my favourite days out. Julia (Weekes)

I too, was a resident at St Mary's. I went there from St Anne's, Brighton when I was about 6 in 1949 and I left in 1956/57. At that time I was known as Michael Murray. I remember playing in the Shed, it was very cold in winter, or going up to the Squares to play. The long Borstal Walks with Father Baker, (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Gravesend, New Road C1955: New Road is one of the main shopping streets of the town. The roads seem empty by today's standards. In the foreground is British Home Stores, and Hepworths is on the extreme left.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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