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


When I moved to gravesend I was about five year old , we lived in rooms in Clarence street then moved to 13 john street this was about 1958 I went to school at wrothem road primary school lovely memories we used to play on windmill hill don't know if the school is still there there was a street called (...Read full memory)

I think it was about 1970 /71 that I worked in a children's home in Gravesend, I am sure this was called St Mary's, it was a big old building run by nuns near Eco Square. Has anyone got any info on this home or photos? Iused to look after a boy, he was about 18 months old, his name was Rodney, he was African I think. (...Read full memory)

MY MEMORY OF ALBERT WAS A FANTASTIC ONE IAM AN EX MUSICIAN FROM THE BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS CHATHAM AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF PLAYING WITH ALBERT CARD AT MANY VENUES FROM THE TOWN BAND TO DANCE JOBS AND HE WAS ALWAYS THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMAN AND ENCOURAGED YOUNG AND UP AND COMING (...Read full memory)

I remember the passenger ferry terminal well during the late 1940's. I lived with my family in Wakefield Street which was a ten minute walk away with my little legs - I was 4 or 5 at the time! We had so much freedom in those days. I was a proper street urchin and loved it, every day was an adventure! I would play (...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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