Purfleet

Photographed before the regeneration of Purfleet riverside, the pictures capture long-standing urban decay and desolation. Redevelopment of the area is due to commence in 2016/17.

Notes on Purfleet

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Esso  Purfleet, Essex : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river
1 Esso
Keep Clear  Flood gate on river wall at Purfleet : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, floodgate
2 Keep Clear
Ex Sewage Plant  Ex Sewage Plant with London-Tilbury railway in background. Further to the right, Foster Yeoman Aggregates run their own trains along the line from their railway siding and riverside wharf. : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, sewage, wharf, railway, wasteland
3 Ex Sewage Plant
View of the City from Purfleet : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river
4 View of the City from Purfleet
Sweet Adeline  cargo ship at Purfleet, with QE2 bridge in background : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, ship, jetty
5 Sweet Adeline
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge  Essex - Kent The Government promised to remove the tolls after the costs of building and maintaining the crossing had been recovered. This was achieved in 2003, yet the tolls remain, and increase every year. : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, QE2, bridge
6 Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
Riverside Bench  Riverside View on the Thames coastal path, Purfleet : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, dump
7 Riverside Bench
The Thames, with the Shard and Canary Wharf in the background. : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river
8 The Thames, with the Shard and Canary Wharf in the background.
The Stargate, Purfleet  With the RSPB Visitor Centre, Rainham Marshes, in the background. : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, stargate
9 The Stargate, Purfleet
Thames Estuary Path, Purfleet : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, estuary, path
10 Thames Estuary Path, Purfleet
Yara Terminal Purfleet : Purfleet, Essex, industrial, Thames, river, Yara, Terminal
11 Yara Terminal Purfleet