John Matthews

My pages:

Page link: The Zulu Wars
The Zulu Wars
Troops departing from Tilbury
Page link: The Mauretania visited Tilbury
The Mauretania visited Tilbury
Daily Mail front page from August, 1939
Page link: Brenda Gilbert
Brenda Gilbert
2nd WW evacuation
Page link: Demolition of Tilbury Power Station continues
Demolition of Tilbury Power Station continues
First, one of the coal junction towers; now the turbine hall
Page link: World War 1 Memories Project
World War 1 Memories Project
Memories and Volunteers needed
Page link: Memories of Chadwell
Memories of Chadwell
(recorded 21st November 2016)
Page link: Coalhouse Fort Project
Coalhouse Fort Project
- the early days.
Page link: Show Jumping in Tilbury
Show Jumping in Tilbury
(well David Broome passing through)
Page link: Coalhouse Fort
Coalhouse Fort
Leaflet from the 1980s
Page link: 1906 cross Thames scheme: Tilbury to Gravesend
1906 cross Thames scheme: Tilbury to Gravesend
Barrage, locks, rail and road links
Page link: Guided Walks
Guided Walks
Programme for 2017
Page link: Help support this site
Help support this site
A small donation can help pay our running costs.
Page link: Thurrock Thameside Football League
Thurrock Thameside Football League
Do you have any handbooks or information?
Page link: Making Memories
Making Memories
Would you like to help?
Page link: Tilbury in the ERO blog
Tilbury in the ERO blog
old photos, maps and engravings
Page link: 1968: Tilbury Docks exhibition
1968: Tilbury Docks exhibition
The growth of container traffic
Page link: Tilbury Hotel Postcard
Tilbury Hotel Postcard
collected by Charles Thomas Nichols
Page link: Tilbury Path Tidy-Up
Tilbury Path Tidy-Up
Help clear the Thames Estuary Path
Page link: An Excursion to Shoeburyness
An Excursion to Shoeburyness
The weekend a steam train came back to Tilbury
Page link: Goodbye to Tilbury Riverside Station
Goodbye to Tilbury Riverside Station
Video footage and stills of the fort, the ferry and Riverside station
Page link: Memories of Tilbury
Memories of Tilbury
80 years ago
Page link: Floodtide
Floodtide
A musical performance at the Cruise Terminal
Page link: Jonathan Catton
Jonathan Catton
Former Heritage Officer and friend of the project.
Page link: Tilbury Family Fest
Tilbury Family Fest
Tuesday, 9th August
Page link: Lance Corporal Ernest Gower
Lance Corporal Ernest Gower
Killed in action on the Somme, 3rd July, 1916
Page link: 23rd June, Open day at Tilbury
23rd June, Open day at Tilbury
Marking the Empire Windrush
Page link: FREE Windrush event
FREE Windrush event
Thursday 23rd June
Page link: Making More Memories
Making More Memories
Ideas on putting together a memory box
Page link: William or Walter Jarrett
William or Walter Jarrett
Living in Tilbury in 1946
Page link: Albert Sydney Baker, killed during the Battle of Arnhem
Albert Sydney Baker, killed during the Battle of Arnhem
What do you know about him or his family?
Page link: Guided Walks
Guided Walks
Programme for 2016
Page link: Planes from Tilbury to Bombay
Planes from Tilbury to Bombay
Tilbury Docks in the Great War
Page link: Seven Freemasons who brought down a mighty company
Seven Freemasons who brought down a mighty company
Book signing by Tilbury Docks author
Page link: Remembrance Ceremony in Tilbury, 2015
Remembrance Ceremony in Tilbury, 2015
Gurkhas mark 200 years in the British Army
Page link: Looking for volunteers
Looking for volunteers
Work with people in the early stages of dementia
Page link: The Askew Family
The Askew Family
Argent Street in the 50s and earlier
Page link: Gunther Pluschow
Gunther Pluschow
The German prisoner of war who escaped in World War One
Page link: Leaving Tilbury in 1950
Leaving Tilbury in 1950
Bound for Australia
Page link: Victorian Freemasonry and the Building of Tilbury Docks
Victorian Freemasonry and the Building of Tilbury Docks
How a quarrel among Freemasons brought down a major company
Page link: Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week
at Chadwell Library
Page link: TILBURY PARISH MAGAZINES
TILBURY PARISH MAGAZINES
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Page link: Raising the profile in Thurrock of Alfred Russel Wallace
Raising the profile in Thurrock of Alfred Russel Wallace
Thurrock Local History Society lottery grant
Page link: Sydney John Price accidentally killed in Tilbury Docks
Sydney John Price accidentally killed in Tilbury Docks
Does anyone have any information about it?
Page link: Mary Mackinnon
Mary Mackinnon
Head teacher at Herringham school
Page link: Guided Walks
Guided Walks
Programme for 2015
Page link: Friends of Thurrock Museum
Friends of Thurrock Museum
Thurrock in the First World War
Page link: LMS Refreshment rooms
LMS Refreshment rooms
Riverside Station
Page link: The Tilbury Riverside Project
The Tilbury Riverside Project
Christmas Quiz Night
Page link: William Alma Cooper
William Alma Cooper
Great War letters from the front to the Grays and Tilbury Gazette
Page link: THAMES TUNNEL
THAMES TUNNEL
GRAVESEND TO TILBURY
Page link: MANORWAY SCHOOL
MANORWAY SCHOOL
1957 OR 1958
Page link: MANORWAY SCHOOL
MANORWAY SCHOOL
GROUP PHOTO - 1956, OR 1957
Page link: Thurrock's Great War Memorials
Thurrock's Great War Memorials
A Centennial Remembrance
Page link: Visit to Edale
Visit to Edale
St Chad's field trip, 1968
Page link: Tilbury Fort - 4th August 2014
Tilbury Fort - 4th August 2014
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Great War
Page link: Walter Baker
Walter Baker
Wounded in the Great War, but survived
Page link: Heritage walk at Tilbury Fort
Heritage walk at Tilbury Fort
Photos from 3rd July
Page link: Port of Tilbury
Port of Tilbury
Images from the Open Day
Page link: D-Day Map
D-Day Map
Tilbury marshalling areas
Page link: Emigrating to Australia before the First World War
Emigrating to Australia before the First World War
The Aberdeen Line ship 'Themistocles'
Page link: 999 Fayre
999 Fayre
1981
Page link: 17th CENTURY COFFIN FOUND AT TILBURY FORT
17th CENTURY COFFIN FOUND AT TILBURY FORT
Newspaper report of 1986 excavation
Page link: Pathways to the Marshes
Pathways to the Marshes
An HLF bid to improve access to the South Essex Marshes
Page link: Memories of 216 year working in the Docks
Memories of 216 year working in the Docks
Five employees who retired in the late 1960s
Page link: Florence Locke
Florence Locke
One of the Tilbury Ship Scrubbers
Page link: The View from Chadwell Hill
The View from Chadwell Hill
A Kindle book by Edward Shirley
Page link: Tilbury Docks in the 19th Century
Tilbury Docks in the 19th Century
Articles from Panorama
Page link: Thames Estuary Path
Thames Estuary Path
The Tilbury section
Page link: Springtime 2014
Springtime 2014
Chadwell Hill
Page link: Eagle and Queen Line Steamers
Eagle and Queen Line Steamers
Take the Royal Daffodil to Margate (in 1947)
Page link: Rod`s Memoirs
Rod`s Memoirs
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Rod`s Memoirs
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Rod's Memoirs
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Rod`s Memoirs
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Rod's Memoirs
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Page link: Michael Portillo at Tilbury
Michael Portillo at Tilbury
Great British Railway Journeys
Page link: Peter Tunstall
Peter Tunstall
An inveterate escaper
Page link: Manorway School
Manorway School
Eleven plus exam success
Page link: The opening of a mound in Chadwell St Mary
The opening of a mound in Chadwell St Mary
A report from Essex Archaeology & History, 1913
Page link: THE CRUISE TERMINAL AT TILBURY
THE CRUISE TERMINAL AT TILBURY
Major repairs to the cupola
Page link: Alfred George Davis
Alfred George Davis
Missing WWII plane found after 50 years
Page link: Marsh House
Marsh House
Biggin, Chadwell
Page link: Riverside Ramble
Riverside Ramble
11th October - 11.00 to 4.00
Page link: Chadwell Hill
Chadwell Hill
1935, 1940s, 1979 and today
Page link: Reverend Bown
Reverend Bown
The man who helped bring Bata to East Tilbury
Page link: Tall ship at Tibury
Tall ship at Tibury
The Stavros S Niarchos
Page link: Tilbury and Chadwell Memories
Tilbury and Chadwell Memories
At the ERO open day
Page link: Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603)
Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603)
Tilbury, 1588 (and Landsdown School, 1970s)
Page link: The Orsett Show, 2013
The Orsett Show, 2013
Our 1940s tea ladies
Page link: Tilbury Sewage Treatment Plant
Tilbury Sewage Treatment Plant
Complaints about odour
Page link: Tilbury
Tilbury "Bio-mass" power plant closed
The end of more than 50 years of power production
Page link: The Church Road Complex
The Church Road Complex
High rise flats from the 60s
Page link: Development at Heath Place
Development at Heath Place
Chadwell Forum Meeting
Page link: Tilbury Roads
Tilbury Roads
Melba Gardens and Tillet Place
Page link: A trip to the Essex Record Office
A trip to the Essex Record Office
Behind the scenes at Chelmsford
Page link: A young girl arrives at Tilbury
A young girl arrives at Tilbury
Ann Foley looks back on her family's voyage from India to England
Page link: Civic Square shops
Civic Square shops
1950s or 60s
Page link: What's on
What's on
an events guide
Page link: Raising money after the floods
Raising money after the floods
Sausages under the hammer
Page link: Bairds Bakery
Bairds Bakery
Civic Square
Page link: Doris and Albert Locke
Doris and Albert Locke
Back garden of 104 Quebec Road
Page link: The Tilbury Hotel
The Tilbury Hotel
A lost landmark
Page link: The Thurrock Museum Experience
The Thurrock Museum Experience
Behind the scenes at the Museum
Page link: Keats Gardens
Keats Gardens
Coronation street party
Page link: Lord Baden-Powell
Lord Baden-Powell
Founder of the scouts in Tilbury in 1937
Page link: Wallace at the Dell
Wallace at the Dell
A National Campaign to preserve the house and gardens of Alfred Russel Wallace
Page link: Healthy History Walks
Healthy History Walks
Around Chadwell
Page link: Dock Activity
Dock Activity
From the Tilbury Hotel
Page link: Passmore Edwards Hospital Tilbury
Passmore Edwards Hospital Tilbury
Do you have any memories of the hospital?
Page link: Tilbury Hotel, etc
Tilbury Hotel, etc
Views from the Arrol Bridge
Page link: The Tute
The Tute
The Working Men's Institute
Page link: Arkwright Road
Arkwright Road
Road works - from the 60s?
Page link: The Tilbury Collier Station
The Tilbury Collier Station
the winning post for collier skippers
Page link: Tilbury Docks
Tilbury Docks
Terriers guarding the docks
Page link: Manor Road and St Chads Road
Manor Road and St Chads Road
An alley over 50 years
Page link: Trees planted in Ruskin Road
Trees planted in Ruskin Road
by pupils from Chadwell St Mary School
Page link: The Empire Windrush
The Empire Windrush
Tilbury was the starting point for mass immigration
Page link: Books, welligton boots and clocktower.
Books, welligton boots and clocktower.
Flood pictures from 1953
Page link: 1953 floods
1953 floods
Dock Road under water
Page link: Tilbury streets under water
Tilbury streets under water
Moore Avenue and Keats Gardens
Page link: Coping with the floods
Coping with the floods
Heaters, boats and welly boots
Page link: 1953 Floods
1953 Floods
Memories of the Station Master
Page link: Recollections of the 1953 Floods
Recollections of the 1953 Floods
Fish swimming in Feenan Highway
Page link: The Tilbury Station Master's house
The Tilbury Station Master's house
Memories from the 1950s
Page link: Dr Mike Catton
Dr Mike Catton
Doctor in Tilbury and Chadwell
Page link: The sea wall at Tilbury Fort
The sea wall at Tilbury Fort
in 1974 and 2012
Page link: Civic Square
Civic Square
Arthur Bond's Shop
Page link: St Chads Girls, 1954
St Chads Girls, 1954
School photo
Page link: Melody Lane
Melody Lane
Concert party at the Methodist Hall?
Page link: Vision, Gateway plan and Thames Estuary Footpath
Vision, Gateway plan and Thames Estuary Footpath
Help to be part of Tilbury and Chadwell's future
Page link: Down Memory Lane
Down Memory Lane
Tilbury residents sharing their memories
Page link: London 2012 Olympic Games
London 2012 Olympic Games
Volunteer in opening ceremony
Page link: 100 Years of Tilbury Town
100 Years of Tilbury Town
We were part of the celebrations
Page link: Memories of Tilbury
Memories of Tilbury
Vera Lynn and Max Bygraves at the Tute
Page link: Golden memories of my father's shop
Golden memories of my father's shop
J Umfreville - provisions, groceries and dairy
Page link: The Diamond Jubilee
The Diamond Jubilee
How did you celebrate these royal events?
Page link: Percy Edward Baker
Percy Edward Baker
Killed in the First World War
Page link: Tilbury Riverside Booking Hall
Tilbury Riverside Booking Hall
How can it be used as a heritage centre?
Page link: Chadwell Cemetery
Chadwell Cemetery
Chadwell's war dead
Page link: Tilbury Riverside
Tilbury Riverside
Tilbury's original railway station
Page link: Tilbury Post Office
Tilbury Post Office
On the corner of Dock Road and Montreal Road
Page link: Robert Hill Bush
Robert Hill Bush
Believed to be lost at sea, but actually buried in Chadwell Cemetery
Page link: G. Seaman's shop
G. Seaman's shop
Confectioner and Tobaconist
Page link: A short history of Tilbury Town
A short history of Tilbury Town
100 years (and a little bit more)
Page link: Tilbury and Chadwell Memories web site launched
Tilbury and Chadwell Memories web site launched
100th Anniversary of Tilbury Town
Page link: A celebration?
A celebration?
Do you recognise anyone?
Page link: Chadwell St Mary Primary School fire
Chadwell St Mary Primary School fire
The day the school burned
Page link: Tilbury horse trough
Tilbury horse trough
Restored and returned to its original position
Page link: The Chadwell War Memorial
The Chadwell War Memorial
Chadwell people in two World Wars
Page link: Fatima Whitbread
Fatima Whitbread
A world champion from Chadwell
Page link: Tilbury and D-Day
Tilbury and D-Day
PLUTO and Mulbery
Page link: The story of the floods in 1953
The story of the floods in 1953
Photos, time line and some statistics