Tilbury Ferry

Stoking the boilers

By Cliff Cowin

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Tilbury Ferry' page

The old ferry boat around 1962

Stoking the boiler in the engine room.

This page was added by Cliff Cowin on 03/09/2012.
Comments about this page

A trip to Gravesend was something very special and the experience of standing above the engine room on a cold night BREATHTAKING.  The smell of the coal burning and the friendly comforting heat rising  very special.We would go to Gravesend for the picture houses, a walk through the park,swimming pool and of course the Clarendon Hotel. Miss the last ferry and it was Jack Webb or Harold Thurston to row you across. Halcyon days!

By William (Billy) Gill
On 11/02/2014

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