Waterbodies & Maritime => Waterways => Topic started by: Chatham Boy on March 23, 2013, 20:25:34

Title: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: Chatham Boy on March 23, 2013, 20:25:34
I`m currently working my way through a couple of old boxes of slides taken by my grandad in the late fifties. The quality isn`t great due to the age of the slides and the age of my scanner but you get the idea.
These first three are of the docks and I`m hoping someone can identify the location. Im guessing Gravesend but I`m happy to be corrected. There a more photos of craft on the river to follow....
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: redge on March 23, 2013, 22:25:21
Doesn't look like Gravesend to me, and I lived there.
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: Sentinel S4 on March 23, 2013, 22:27:52
Tilbury?

S4.
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: redge on March 23, 2013, 22:32:35
It is Tilbury. In one of the photo's you can see a Bowater's ship moored alongside Bowaters Paper mill, Northfleet.
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: Sentinel S4 on March 23, 2013, 23:43:59
I thought I recognised the long sheds.

S4.
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: Chatham Boy on March 24, 2013, 00:22:01
Ah Tilbury. Thanks. Right stretch of the Thames, wrong side..
Title: Re: Gravesend docks? in the 50s
Post by: Joedest on March 24, 2013, 10:06:50
In the first picture, the three chimneys are on the Power Plant of Imperial Paper Mill, Gravesend.