Boiler making firm in Tilbury Docks

This photo was given to the site by Malcolm Knight and his dad is John Knight who is third from left in the back row. He was born 1866/1867? died 1912.


This is a boiler making factory in the Tilbury Docks. Does anyone know the name of the factory or any of the other workers or the cat sitting on a lap in the front row?


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  • I believe the company was Green and Silley Weirs, had works opposite Lansdown School also alongside London Graving within the Docks. Digging deep into my memory. I lived in 89 Ottawa Road during most of WW2.

    By Anthony (tony) Duligal (20/12/2022)
  • My Great Grand father, Arthur George Stock, was born in 1872 and was a Boiler maker in Tilbury Docks. He moved to Tilbury with his wife, Mary Ann and young family, in 1901 (according to the 1901 Census).
    I would love to know if he is in the photo.

    By Kay Mason (18/12/2022)
  • I have an original of this photo. As far as I know the main third from the right in the back row was my grandfather Thomas Edward George, born 1867, died 1933. He came to Tilbury in the first decade of the twentieth century, having previously been a dock labourer in London.

    By Mary Tyler (18/10/2016)

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