Various views of Tilbury

50's and 60's black and white

taken from the pedestrian bridge to the Railway Cottages, a set of coaches on their way onto the riverside station
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Anearly ariel view of the Docks, late 20's
Britainfromabove.org.uk, c. English Heritage
Queen Elizabeth gardens and landing stage,from Tilbury Hotel
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B&I liner on the Landing stage, and P&O vessel waiting in mid stream
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P&O liner 'Oronsay' in dry dock(taken from the dwellings)
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Station restaurant,Tilbury Dock.
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another ariel shot of the docks, circa 1920's
Britainfromabove.org.uk, c. English Heritage
Approx 40-50 years before I was born there..Peninsula Road
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The following photos are from various sources of Tilbury. Mainly the landing stage and docks.

 

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  • The two ships in the photo are the P & O liner Chusan anchored in Gravesend Reach while the B & I liner Uganda waits at the landing stage to begin her maiden voyage to East Africa, the picture is the frontispiece in PLA monthly October 1952, a copy of which is in Grays Library.

    By Andrew Burt (16/07/2013)
  • Grays Library has a copy of the picture of the two ships according to the caption the ship in the river is the P&O liner ‘Chusan’ and the liner at the landing stage is the B I ‘Uganda’ waiting to begin her maiden voyage to East Africa, the picture is in PLA monthly number 324: October 1952.

    [Note: This comment (and a number of others) was not published at the time it was submitted. Our apologies to everyone for the mistake.
    John Matthews]

    By Andrew burt - local studies Librarian (13/07/2013)

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