The Purfleet Chronicle

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The Purfleet Chronicle

1884.06.04 firing range used for President Reagan's security training, The Times
‘Purfleet firing range used for President Reagan’s security’ The Times 4th June 1984
1975.03.11 Duke & Duchess of Gloucester open Finanglia's ferry terminal, The Times
‘Duke & Duchess of Gloucester open Finanglia’s ferry terminal’, The Times 11th March 1975
1966.09.01 Thames Barrier now urgent, Coventry Evening Telegraph
‘Thames Barrier now urgent’ Coventry Evening Telegraph 1st September 1966
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

1945.09.07 battle over Essex, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Battle over Essex, 5 years before’ Chelmsford Chronicle 7th September 1945
‘GH Digby photographer and vendor of Purfleet Postcards sells his business’                                        Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd January 1942
1940.01.27 Purfleet Man's Prowess, Essex Newsman
‘Purfleet Man’s Prowess’ Essex Newsman 27th January 1940
1938.12.02 sale of Carfax by TBM, The Times
‘Sale of Carfax by Thames Board Mills’ The Times 2nd December 1938
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
1937.04.30 reduction of tunnel toll charges, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Tunnel Tolls Reduced’ Chelmsford Chronicle 30th April 1937
1936.06.26 death of Mr Lockyer, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Death of Mr Lockyer’ Chelmsford Chronicle 26th June 1936
1934.09.07 Purfleets position at Urban District Council, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Purfleet’s position at Urban District Council’, Chelmsford Chronicle 7th September 1934
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 last chalk cliff’ The Sphere 23rd December 1933
1930.09.12 Purfleet Tunnel to start before Christmas, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘The Purfleet Tunnel to start before Christmas’, Chelmsford Chronicle 12th September 1930
1929.09.18 the largest oil depot, Leeds Mercury
‘Largest oil depot in the UK at Purfleet’ Leeds Mercury 18th September 1929
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
1919.10.25 auction, ref Millars Timber Purfleet, The Times
‘Auction of machines at Millars Timber Co. (Purfleet Saw Mills), The Times, 25th October 1919
1916.04.06 Zeppelin L15 shot down, Cornishman
‘L15 Zeppelin shot down’ Cornishman, 6th April 1916

1915.08.31 17 down, TS Cornwall, Daily Sketch, b

1915.08.31 16 Boys downed training ship cutter run down, The Times
‘An officer & 16 Boys from a cutter from TS Cornwall run down and drowned’ The Times 31st August 1915
1914.10.10 15,000 troops at purfleet , surrey advertiser
‘15,000 troops at Purfleet’, Surrey Advertiser 10.10.1914

1913.03.08 death at Purfleet crossing, Charlotte Francis, Essex Newsman
‘Death at Purfleet crossing, Charlotte Francis’, Essex Newsman, 8th March 1913
1912.01.20 gallant rescue at Purfleet, Essex Newsman
‘Gallant rescue at Purfleet’ Essex Newsman 20th January 1912
1911.06.23 Coronation of King George V, the Dipping, Chelmsford Chronicle
Coronation of King George V, The Dipping Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd June 1911
1908.05.16 purfleet cycle club, grays & tilbury gazette, and southend telegraph
‘Purfleet Cycle Club’ Grays & Tilbury Gazette and Southend Telegraph 16th May 1908
1908.05.02 fresh deneholes at Purfleet, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser
‘Fresh deneholes at Purfleet, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser 2nd May 1908
1908.12.24 Joe Watson from the Royal Hotel honoured by Humane Society, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
‘Joe Watson, landlord of The Royal receives Royal Humane Society Award’ Grays & Tilbury Gazette, 24th December 1908
1906.08.26 Purfleet School Sports, Essex Newsman
‘Purfleet School Sports’ Essex Newsman 26th August 1906
1903.01.09 proposed rifle range, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Proposed rifle range’, Chelmsford Chronicle, 9th January 1903
1902.07.05 Rev Hayes is new vicar, Grays & Tilbury Gazette
‘Rev Hayes is new vicar’, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, 5th July 1902
1901.09.24 War Office acquire land for rifle range, The Times
‘War Office acquire land for rifle range’, The Times 24th September 1901
1901.08.10 Smoking concert at The Royal, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
‘A smoking concert at the Royal Hotel’ Grays, Tilbury Gazette and Southend Telegraph. 10th August 1901
1900.05.26 Cornwall boys day out, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
‘Cornwall boys day out’, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph, 26th May 1900

The Purfleet Chronicle

1899.09.02 Lillie Langtry lunches at Purfleet, The Penny Illustrated
‘Lillie Langtry lunches at Purfleet’ The Penny Illustrated, 2nd September 1899
1898.09.10 in a trip down the river T S Cornwall, The Penny Illustrated
‘A trip down the river T S Cornwall The Penny Illustrated 10th October 1898
1898.04.08 big fire at High House farm, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Big fire at High House Farm’ Chelmsford Chronicle 8th April 1898
1895.12.24 Whitbread dedicates land for station, Essex Herald
‘Whitbread asked to dedicate land by the station for proposed causeway by the station’ Essex Herald 24th December 1895
1893.05.12 liberal gatherings at the Botany, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Liberal gathering in the Botany’ Chelmsford Chronicle 12th May 1893
1891.08.08 pretty & interesting town of Purfleet, the Penny Illustrated
‘Pretty & interesting town of Purfleet’ The Penny Illustrated 8th August 1891
1889.08.10 Purfleet cricket, Grays & Tilbury Gazette
‘Purfleet cricket in the Dipping’, Grays and Tilbury Gazette, 10th August 1889
1889.11.16 Purfleet Cricket Club, Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph
‘Purfleet Cricket Club’ , Grays & Tilbury Gazette, and Southend Telegraph 16th November 1889
1888.04.03 cardboard from stable manure, Pall Mall Gazette
‘cardboard from stable manure’, Pall Mall Gazette, 3rd April 1888
1882.06.02 attempt to blow up the World's largest gunpowder store, Otley News & West Riding Advertiser
‘Attempt to blow up the World’s largest gunpowder store’ Otley News & West Riding Advertiser, 2nd June 1882

1880.03.23 Outbreak of Trichinosis on TS Cornwall, The Times

‘ Outbreak of Trichinosis on TS Cornwall’ The Times 23rd March 18801877.11.10 Purfleet Eagles, football team, Kilburn Times

‘Purfleet Eagles football team’ Kilburn Times 10th November 1877

1875.08.17 sale of barrell heads & staves at Royal Gunpowder Magazine, The Globe
‘Sale of barrel heads and staves’ The Globe 17th August 1875
1870.09.09 6 x boys from the Cornwall run down, Shields Daily Gazette
‘Six lads missing from training ship Cornwall after being run down by steamer’ Shields Daily Gazette 9th September 1870

1869.01.09 Mr Punch hiding in lighthouse, Punch Magazine

1868.05.23 potential explosion at Purfleet, Halifax Courier
‘Potential explosion at Purfleet’ Halifax Courier 23rd May 1868
1868.04.07 a days shooting on the Rifle range, The Sportsman
‘A days shooting on the Rifle Range’, The Sportsman 7th April 1868
1868.03.21 sale of coast watch vessel - Mermaid, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser
‘Sale of Purfleet coast guard vessel Mermaid’ Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser 21st March 1868
‘High House sale, re the late J E Joyner’ Chelmsford Chronicle 20th March 1868
1867.08.27 Purfleet fete & cricket match, Essex Herald
‘Purfleet fete & cricket match’ Essex Herald 27th August 1867
1867.08.10 will of William Henry Whitbread, Illustrated London News
‘The Will of William Henry Whitbread’ London News 10th August 1867
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
1864.05.28 wanted bandmaster for Cornwall, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser
‘Bandmaster wanted for School Ship Cornwall’ Cornwall, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent & South Essex Observer 28th May 1864
1864.11.12 Guy Fawkes casks, the Purfleet broad arrow, Glasgow Saturday Post, and Paisley and Renfrewshire Reformer
‘Guy Fawkes casks’ Glasgow Saturday Post and Paisley and Renfrewshire Reformer 12th November 1864

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

1861.11.22 Arms for the South loaded at Purfleet, Liverpool Mercury
‘Arms for the South loaded at Purfleet’, Liverpool Mercury. 22nd November 1861
1861.08.10 hms warrior calls in at purfleet to collect guns and stores, kentish chronicle
‘HMS Warrior takes on guns after launch’ Kentish Chronicle 10th August 1861
1861.05.18 first annual meeting of School Ship Society, London Evening Standard
‘First annual meeting of School Ship Society’ Evening Standard 18th May 1861
1859.09.07 view the Great Eastern from balconies of Royal Hotel, Globe
‘Maiden voyage of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern, first night at Purfleet’ The Globe 7th September 1859
1859.06.16 Cornwall frigate now moored on the Thames, Morning Post
‘Cornwall frigate now moored in the Thames’ Morning Post 16th June 1859
1859.04.23 R Fields electro plate silver approved by Royal Hotel, Hampshire Advertiser
‘The Royal Hotel approves of electro-silver plate cutlery’ Hampshire Advertiser 23rd April 1859
1858.06.21 the state of the Thames, London Evening Standard
‘The state of the Thames’ London Evening Standard 21st June 1858

1858.01.23 The Great Republic ship, Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser

‘The Great Republic ship at Long Reach’ Gravesend Reporter 23rd January 1858

1856.04.02 Richard Taylor, Hotel Purfleet died, Globe
‘Richard Taylor of the Hotel Purfleet dies, aged 50’ The Globe, 2nd April 1856
1855.08.31 war balloon land in densly populated gardens, Essex Standard
‘War balloon lands at densely populated gardens’ Essex Standard 31st August 1855
1853.10.07 sillver medal for best method of cottage ventilation, Stamford Mercury
‘Purfleet man gets medal for cottage ventilation’ Stamford Mercury 7th October 1853
1850.04.23 Charles Barry Baldwin MP falls into river, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Charles Baldwin MP falls into the river’ Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd April 1850
1849.06.08 Purfleet Annual Regatta, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Purfleet Annual Regatta’ Chelmsford Chronicle 8th June 1849
1849.08.01 assent of Nassau Balloon,  Bury and Norwich Post
‘Assent of Nassau balloon’ Bury & Norwich Post 1st August 1849
1848.04.21 ref to the Pier Hotel Purfleet, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Ref to Pier Hotel, Purfleet? Chelmsford Chronicle 21st April 1848
1845.04.05 The fairy, Long Reach the measured mile, Kentish Independent
‘New iron steamer Fairy exceeds expectations’ Kentish Independent 5th April 1845
1844.11.15 first ref to new railway at Purfleet and a Thames crossing, Essex Standard
‘First reference to new railway and a Thames Crossing’ Essex Standard 15th November 1844
1844.07.28 first ref to Mr Whitbreads gardens, Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
‘First reference to Mr Whitbread’s Botany Gardens’    Lloyds Weekly Newspaper 28th July 1844
1842.09.09 body found in Thames, ref to Bricklayers Arms, Essex Standard
‘body found in Thames, ref to Bricklayers Arms’ Essex Standard 9th September 1842
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
1841.09.22 musical chit chat, Morning Post
‘Musical-chit-chat’ Morning Post, 22nd September 1841
1841.03.30 Purfleet Powder Magazine, Essex Herald
‘Purfleet Powder Magazines’ Essex Herald 30th March 1841
1841.02.04 population, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Population in the borough and around from 1811 to 1841, how times change’ Chelmsford Chronicle 4th February 1841
1840.12.19 subterraneous forest, The Odd Fellow
‘Subterraneous forest’ The Odd Fellow 19th December 1840
1840.11.13 wanted gardener at High House, Chelmsford Chronicle
‘Gardener wanted at High House’ Chelmsford Chronicle 13th November 1840
1839.10.15 ref to the Measured Mile, Morning Post
‘Archimedes screw’ Morning Post 15th October 1839
1838.08.10 Rev Panter leaves W. Thurrock & Purfleet for Laindon, Essex Standard
‘The Rev. F, D. Panter BA late curate of W. Thurrock & Purfleet moves to Laindon’ Essex Standard 10th October 1838
1838.09.13 Temeraire to be broken up, painted by Turner 6.9.1838 , London Courier and Evening Gazette
‘The Temeraire, painted by Turner, last trip past Purfleet’ London Courier and Evening Gazette 13th September 1838
1837.08.02 orchids from Purfleet, Essex Herald
‘Orchids from Purfleet; Essex Herald 2nd August 1837
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 trialled 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
1834.07.02 Weedon Barracks transfer to Purfleet, Bucks Gazette
‘Weedon Barracks transfer to Purfleet’ Bucks Gazette 2nd July 1834
‘Sinking of Lord Cholmondeley’s yacht Brilliant off Chalk Wharf’. Stamford Mercury 24th August 1832
1832.06.02 Purfleet in list of fairs, Essex Standard
‘Fairs in Essex, inc. annual Purfleet Fair by the Royal’ Essex Standard 2nd June 1832

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

1809.06.02 purfleet land bill passed, public ledger and daily advertiser
‘Purfleet Land Bill passed’ Daily Advertiser 2nd June 1809

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

1804.12.17 frigate Jason ordered to take on ammunition & guns, Evening Mail
‘Frigate Jason to take on ammunition’s at Purfleet’ Evening Mail 17th December 1804

The Purfleet Chronicle

1799.08.24 looking for a tunnel under the Thames, Staffordshire Advertiser
‘Looking for the tunnel at Purfleet ‘,  Staffordshire Advertiser 24th August 1799
‘Fire at Whitbread’s public house’ Ipswich Journal 9th January 1796
1794.12.23 store keeper of HM Ordnance died, Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal
‘Garrison Ordnance store keeper dies’ Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 23rd December 1794
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
1789.01.24 inquest on George Hicks killed by caving in chalk pit, Ipswich Journal
‘Accident at the chalk pit’ Ipswich Observer 24th January 1789
1772.07.25 sixteen drown in a squall, Oxford Journal
‘Sixteen die in a squall’ Oxford Journal 25th July 1772
1774.06.22 several jouneyman coopers charged with copper theft, Kentish Gazette
‘Several jouneyman coopers charged with copper theft’, Kentish Gazette, 22nd June 1774
1771.01.03 Attack on East India Co ships, Stamford Mercury
‘Attack on East India Co. ships’ Stamford Mercury 3rd January 1771

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

1762.03.06 death of caleb grantham of high house, the ipswich journal
‘Death of Caleb Grantham of High House’ Ipswich Journal 6th March 1762
1759.12.22 announcement the Gunpowder Magazine will move to Purfleet, Ipswich Journal
‘Royal Gunpowder Magazine moves to Purfleet’ Ipswich Journal    22nd December 1759
1754.09.06 blackmail of the undertakers of Lime &c, DerbyMercury
‘Blackmail of the undertakers of Lime & Co’ Derby Mercury 6th September 1754
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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