Civic Square under water

Civic square from left to right under the deluge of water from the river Thames in January 1953.

Can anybody remember the name of the Tilbury barber outside his shop, after the floods?

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  • I was not born on 1953, but I do remember Civic Square being flooded again in the 1960s after heavy rain. Some of the houses in the roads leading off Civic Square (Manor Road) were also flooded. My grandparents being one of them.

    By Kim Bragg (15/04/2023)
  • The premises next to the barbers in the sketch is The Department of Health and Social Security or DHSS as I believe it was then Stan Browns was the barbers in St Chads Road 

    By Terry Clark (15/03/2014)
  • Hi, yes its my dad Jim, the painting is odd as we actually have the photograph of that, I believe was published in the Gazzette or another local paper at the time, so someone either copied the photo or its a cumputer generated image. Hi Bill I remember you well from Thurrock cycle speedway. Happy days. 

    By Jamie Tindale (06/02/2014)
  • No doubt it is Jim Tindale in the painting the real give away is in the picture  bottom left on door  National Insurance Office   and that was next to Jim’s shop. The Food Office is a large black nissen hut building opposite in Fire Station yard.

    By william(billy)gill (02/02/2014)
  • Jim Tindales was in Civic Square during the floods, we have some photos showing the aftermath, and he was there until he retired, my husband John is Jims nephew and worked in the shop from leaving school until about 1971.

    By kathryn Opie (28/06/2013)
  • I think Tindales was in St Chads Road in 1953!

    By Ted (26/02/2013)
  • Thank’s John

    By Elaine Holmes (25/02/2013)
  • Hello Elaine. Thank you for your comment (second one of course), no its not Christchurch or Dock Road. It was taken from a newspaper cutting at the time of the floods and transformed into a sketchy drawing as I understand it. So there you go.

    By John Smith (23/02/2013)
  • hello Elaine Holmes. The barber in civic square is actually Jimmy Tindale shop no 11 to be precise and it stands in civic square today,under a new name. i did a research on it recently and found out it was civic square.

    By John Smith (21/02/2013)
  • Hi John. i was not talking about Jimmy Tindales shop in civic square.It’s the photo on this page it looks like a barber’s shop i thought was down christchurch road or down the dock.but i could be wrong . could you help Thank you

    By Elaine Holmes (21/02/2013)
  • Jimmy Tindale’s barber shop was in civic square. the barber’s shop in the photo i think was in christchurch road or if not down the dock somewhere. Was not in the square

    By Elaine Holmes (19/02/2013)
  • If this is the barber in Civic Square the one I remember is Jimmy Tindale.

    By Rob Ginns (26/01/2013)

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