Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Jack Johnson and Purfleet

Did the first black heavyweight world champion for boxing ever visit Purfleet during WW1. Well: In a manner of speaking he did.

Local historian, Mike Ostler takes us down to Purfleet railway station to the scene of a derelict corner shop to show us what they used to sell during the war and once again give us a fascinating glimpse into Thurrock in another time.


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