The Purfleet Chronicle

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1888.04.03 cardboard from stable manure, Pall Mall Gazette
‘The start of Thames Board Mills’ Pall Mall Gazette 3rd April 1888

The Purfleet Chronicle


1965.6.29 Royal Hotel facelift, The Times
‘Extension at The Royal’ The Times 29th June 1965
1960.03.03 early talk of a flood barrier at Long Reach Tilbury, Birmingham Daily Post
‘Early talks of a Thames Barrier at Long Reach’ Birmingham Daily Post, 3rd March 1960

1954.01.30 TBM advert, The Sphere

1940.01.27 Purfleet Man's Prowess, Essex Newsman
‘Purfleet Man’s Prowess’ Essex Newsman 27th January 1940
1938.07.29 laying of 13 foundation stones to Baptist Chrurch, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Laying foundation stones to new Baptist Chapel’ Chelmsford Chronicle 25th November 1938
1934.05.31 memorial to inventor of margarine, Hull Daily Mail
‘Memorial to the inventor of margarine’ Hull Daily Mail, 31st May 1934
1933.12.23 removal of chalk cliff, The Sphere
‘Removal of historic chalk cliff’ The Sphere 23rd December 1933
‘GH Digby photographer and vendor of Purfleet Postcards sells his business’                                        Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd January 1942
1930.09.12 Purfleet Tunnel to start before Christmas, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘The Purfleet Tunnel to start before Christmas’, Chelmsford Chronicle 12th September 1930
1925.02.07 proposed new tunnel at Purfleet, The Sphere
‘Proposed new Purfleet Tunnel’ The Sphere 7th February 1925
1920.08.07 sale of shareholding of Purfleet Wharf & Sawmills, Gloucester Citizen
‘Sale of shareholding of Purfleet Wharf & Sawmills’ Gloucester Citizen 7th August 1920
1905.02 11 big new coal depot for Purfleet, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
‘Big coal depot for Purfleet’ Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph 11th February 1905
1903.3.04 serious fire at Purfleet station, The Globe
‘Serious fire at Purfleet Station’ The Globe 4th March 1903

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1898.04.08 big fire at High House farm, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Big fire at High House Farm’ Chelmsford Chronicle 8th April 1898
1889.08.17 swim London Bridge to Purfleet, Penny Illustrated Paper
‘A swim from London Bridge to Purfleet in five hours seven minutes’                                         The Penny Illustrated 17th August 1889
1882.10.09 smallpox ships Atlas & Endymion, Essex Herald
‘Smallpox ships Atlas & Endymion’ Essex Herald 9th October 1882
1870.09.09 6 x boys from the Cornwall run down, Shields Daily Gazette
‘Six lads missing from trainig ship Cornwall after being run down by steamer’ Shields Daily Gazette 9th September 1870
1869.01.09 Mr Punch hiding in lighthouse, Punch Magazine

1868.03.20 sale of High House, Mr J E Joyner, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘High House sale, re the late J E Joyner’ Chelmsford Chronicle 20th March 1868
1866.10.27 ref to Purfleet-on-Thames & The Royal Hotel, Maidstone Telegraph
‘First known ref. to Purfleet-on-Thames’ Maidstone Telegraph 27th October 1866


1862.07.26 white bait dinners at the Royal, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser
‘ White bait dinners at Wingrove’s’ North Kent and South Essex Advertiser 26th July 1862
1859.06.16 Cornwall frigate now moored on the Thames, Morning Post
‘Cornwall frigate now moored in the Thames’ Morning Post 16th June1859
1850.04.23 Charles Barry Baldwin MP falls into river, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Charles Baldwin MP falls into the river’ Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd April 1850
1855.08.31 war balloon land in densly populated gardens, Essex Standard
‘War balloon lands at densly popuated gardens’ Essex Standard 31st August 1855
1849.06.08 Purfleet Annual Regatta, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Purfleet Annual Reagatta’ Chelmsford Chronicle 8th June 1849
1844.07.28 first ref to Mr Whitbreads gardens, Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
‘First referance to Mr Whitbread’s Botany Gardens’                                                                                         Lloyds Weekley Newspaper 28th July 1844
1842.07.30 start of tourist to Purfleet by steam boat, Kentish Mercury
‘First reference to tourism to Purfleet’ Kentish Mercury 30th July 1842
1841.10.22 breach of sea wall, Essex Standard
‘Breach of sea wall, flooding in Purfleet and surrounding areas’ Essex Standard 22nd October 1841
1838.07.28 the best English oysters, Clare Journal, and Ennis Advertiser, ROI
‘The best English oysters are now found at Purfleet’                                                                                                                     Clare Journal, and Ennis Advertiser, ROI 28th July 1838
1839.10.15 ref to the Measured Mile, Morning Post
‘Archimedes screw’ Morning Post 15th October 1839
1837.06.23 A journey to Purfleet, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘A Journey to Purfleet’ , Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd June 1837
1836.11.03 new type of lighthouse trialed at Purfleet, Worcester Journal
‘New type of lighthouse trialed at Purfleet’ Worcester Journal 3rd November 1836
1834.08.19 no two persons of the same trade shall reside in the village, Morning Advertiser
‘No two persons of the same trade shall reside in the village’ , Morning Advertiser 19th August 1834
1827.04.05 lad named Sparks and horse fell over cliff edge, Public Ledger & Daily Advertiser
‘A lad named Sparks and horse fell over a cliff edge at the Dipping’                                                                          Public Daily Ledger & Daily Advertiser    5th April 1827
1809.03.02 bill for exchange of land at Purfleet between HM Government & Mr Whitbread, Morning Chronicle
‘Exchange of Land Bill’ Morning Chronicle 2nd March 1809

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1799.08.24 looking for a tunnel under the Thames, Staffordshire Advertiser
‘Looking for the tunnel at Purfleet ‘,  Staffordshire Advertiser 24th August 1799
1794.05.09 sailing vessel sunk, five drowned, Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal
‘In the18th century accidents were in the river, today they are on the roads Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal‘ 9th May 1794
1765.12.28 plans to built a fort at Purfleet, The Ipswich Journal
‘Plans to build a new fort’ The Ipswich Journal 28th December 1765
1759.12.22 announcement the Gunpowder Magazine will move to Purfleet, Ipswich Journal
‘Royal Gunpowder Magazine moves to Purfleet’                                                                                                                                       Ipswich Journal    22nd December 1759
1790.04.30 10 guinea reward for theft from Lime Works Purfleet, Kentish Gazette
’10 guinea reward for theft from lime works’,  Kentish Gazette 30th April 1740
1739.10.20 John Wherry & surveyor succeded by John Vendale, The Ipswich Courier
‘John Vendale replaces John Wherry as new surveyor of Purfleet’ The Ipswich Courier 20th October 1739

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