The Tilbury Station Master's house

Memories from the 1950s

The Station Master's house in 1953
John Smith

The Station Master’s house stood within the railway sideings at Tilbury Riverside station. It was clearly visable from the arrol bridge as you came and went over the bridge; from my knowledge about it I understand Mr. Oliver Smith was station master there in the 1950s and the house was demolished in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

There are some memories of the 1953 floods by Oliver Smith.

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  • My family lived at station master’s house in the 1970s don’t know how long though me being born 1966 youngest out of 5 children me Karen sheelagh pasty Michael I loved the house big with lots of pets Susie rabbit Fred tortoise bobby budgeriar rum jack Russel and prince German Shepard it was like mini mansion it was so big huge garden at back and front as well it was a shame got knocked down but if still standing it would need a lot of work getting it up to moderation

    By Miss heather palmer (15/08/2018)
  • My family lived in station masters house it brings back emotional memories find picture of house on internet till we moved out for it to be knocked down and the station sadly closed

    By Miss heather palmer (06/08/2018)
  • there was a family by the name of Huggett living in the house in the early 50s. they had a son “Gordon” who attended the Methodist chuech around that time. I believe they came from Grimsby

    By Beryl White(jex) (11/01/2013)

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