Site of entrance to London, Tilbury and Southend Railway goods shed
Contributed by eric on Nov. 1, 2016
Memories of Eric Shorter, b. 1936
The Tilbury Warehouse had an entrance in Commercial Road just to the right of The Gunmakers Proof House. This was gated, and in weekdays the gates would be open but always guarded (it was, after all, a bonded Warehouse). I could never get in for a look, and had to content myself just seeing a few vehicles, including little three-wheeled Scammell trucks with flat-bed trailers entering and turning to climb towards a road that I think ran along the western edge of the first floor of the warehouse. I suspect that goods could be unloaded from train trucks here. In later years I learned that there used to be rare round brick gate posts, said to be extant in about 2009. I looked for them in vain.