Tilbury and Gravesend – historical images

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“The Royal Terrace Pier entrance from the top of Royal Pier Road. I think what makes this image engaging is the Pilot walking along the pavement on his way home after another job completed”

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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nostalgic view, looking north from Granby Road, Northfleet c.1950..in the distance you can see beyond the Tilbury Cargo Jetty either P&O’s Stratheden or sister Strathmore on 33 Berth, Tilbury Docks and ahead of her on 32 Berth a two black funnel liner, which I think must be the P&O Chitral. I rode my bike up Granby Road a couple of times in the mid-1960’s, also have a recollection I may have attended a ship close-by along that road, but not certain. The building in the photo was an old Engine House built in the latter 1900’s which became a dwelling named the Mill House, demolished in 1954; it was apparently erected as an engine house for a stationary engine used to haul trucks. This image certainly brings back memories of looking across from Gravesend & Northfleet to glimpse the ships, mainly the funnels of the liners berthed at Tilbury! My collection…

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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an splendid aerial slide view of Tilbury Docks; would think possibly late 1970’s-early 80’s – there is a Townsend Thoresen ferry laid up and two OCL ships in the central branch dock also laid-up?

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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Nice olde pic. showing a 1926 view from the tidal basin of Tilbury Docks. The new main dry dock is under construction/nearing completion. Looks like a Bibby Line ship in the lock…

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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I used to love visiting Tilbury during the 1960’s when there were ships in drydock, especially the large P&O liners. Walking along the road leading from the Riverside Station and seeing these liners looming high above the dock walls has been a lasting memory. The last P&O liner I saw in drydock there was the IBERIA in 1968, could very well have been when this photo was taken…

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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United Towing tug FOREMAN, off Gravesend March 1966…

Source: Richard Clack, Facebook Group: Gravesend & Tilbury – “Gateway to the Port of London”

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