G. Seaman's shop

Confectioner and Tobaconist

By David Seaman

Photo:The outside of the shop

The outside of the shop

David Seaman

Photo:Inside the shop

Inside the shop

David Seaman

Photo:Waiting for their ice cream!

Waiting for their ice cream!

This page was added by John Matthews on 11/04/2012.
Comments about this page

My Grandfather George Seaman purchased the shop in 1920.He originated from Southampton where he was employed as a crane driver in the docks. The shop stood on the corner of Montreal Road and Calcutta Road where the traffic lights are now, the houses in those days came right up to the road. I am told by older Tibury residents that it was always known as "Seamans" corner and would be a meeting place for people looking to meet friends.I believe the shop also served as a Post Office, my Grandfather also made his own ice-cream which proved popular! He was also involved with Tibury FC serving as Chairman,he was also involved with the then Tilbury Council.Following the outbreak of the 2nd WW he decided to sell the shop and moved to Chadwell.

By David Seaman
On 15/04/2012

Interesting page; good picture.

By Andrew Burt
On 27/04/2012

Not sure if the shop is still there.

By dan ryan
On 27/04/2012

The bottom picture shows my Aunt Win. At the back the two other girls are I believe the Orman sisters. Jim Orman is now landlord of the Whitmore Arms.

By David Seaman
On 02/04/2013