Memories of Tilbury

I was a trainee nurse at the Tilbury and Orsett hospitals from 1962-1968. A lot of the parties I heard of were either for the Medical staff or invites from the ships senior mess. I remember keeping a window open in the nurses home for those girls who were invited. The doors of the hospital were right next to (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

My father James (Jim) Staples was born in 1925 and grew up on Feenan Highway Tilbury.  (He died in 1998.)   He fought in the Second World War as a Royal Marine. He emigrated to NZ in 1952.  His siblings were Fred, Elsie, Ivy and Stan.  Fred, Elsie and Stan are now deceased but Ivy is living in New Zealand.   I am very (...Read full memory)

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