Category Archives: Tilbury Centenary

Down Memory Lane 8th September 2012

Do you remember the Bomb Crater or the Bug Hutch? Then you may want to come along to the Down Memory Lane on Sept 8th from 10am – 4pm at the Tilbury Riverside Arts and Activity Centre. There will be a talk on Tilbury in the morning at 11am and one in the afternoon at 2pm with Jonathan Catton. There will a tour around the old ticket office with George Watts and tea/coffee/cakes available.

Memories of Tilbury and Chadwell


Tilbury Centenary Celebration Day 15th July 11am – 5pm Anchor Field

Tilbury Town was a 100 years old on April 1st this year and to celebrate this great anniversary there is a family fun day on the Anchor Field on 15th July 11am -5pm. The day will be filled with lots of entertainment on a stage and an arena. There are dog display teams, fun-fair, majorettes, street dancing, old fashioned games ie: sack race, egg and spoon, singing from St. Mary’s school, Lansdowne School, Elite Dancing, Jacqui School of Dancing, Sunshine Centre singers, Fruitful Land Gospel Singers, local singer Amy Welton, Tip Toes Stage School, Gateway Academy and the famous No Nonsense Band!! There will also be refreshments, face painting, Vintage bus tours around the town, picnic area, craft stalls, Heritage Marquee, Tilbury Brass Band and Beat the Goalie!!

Come along and have some fun………..if you would like a stall at this event then please email or phone 01375 859911 for more details.

Celebrations for Tilbury

Cutting the cake

A great day was had by all on April 1st at the Cruise Terminal. Nearly 1,000 people came along to hear Jonathan Catton’s interesting talk on the history of Tilbury Town. There were open top bus rides around the Port and Annie O’Brien launched the new Tilbury and Chadwell memories website. The Tilbury Brass Band kept people entertained as they browsed the history stalls. Annie would like to thank everyone for coming and especially to the  Port of Tilbury for their support. Visit the website on .  A celebration cake was cut by June Brown a long time volunteer and shared out with the visitors.


Tilbury Centenary Day April 1st Cruise Terminal

Tilbury Centenary Day – Free entrance – no need to book!

April 1st 10am-4pm at Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Port Tours will take place at 10.15,13.00,15.00

Talks of the History of Tilbury by Jonathan Catton at 11.00 and 14.00

Guided Walks by the Thames with Mike Ostler  at 11.00 and 14.00

The Launch of the Tilbury and Chadwell Community archive website at 12.15

Displays of photos, archives and information stands

There will be refreshments, cream teas available and Tilbury Brass Band playing for your enjoyment

Parking availalbe – Disable Access

There will be a shuttle bus operating along the 99 bus route leaving Tilbury Town station at 09.30 hrs and every hour until 14.30. A return service will run from the Cruise Terminal on the hour from11.00 until 17.00

Next Centenary Meeting

The next meeting of the Tilbury Centenary committee to plan the celebrations for Tilbury’s 100th birthday will take place on

18th October 2011 6.30pm at the Crown Court Complex on Kelvin Road.

If you’d like to share your ideas or get involved in the planning of this exciting event, please join us.

Tilbury Centenary

Did you know that 2012 will be Tilbury’s 100th birthday?1st April 2012 marks 100 years since the formation of Tilbury Urban District Council, the first time the town was recognised as a separate settlement to Chadwell St. Mary.To find out more about what the Tilbury Riverside Project and its partners will be doing to celebrate this landmark, click here.