10 June Tilbury is the Place For Me
Tilbury is the Place For Me
Thurs 10th June 5 – 7pm
Starts: Tilbury Town Train Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort
A gentle walk around Tilbury Town and over to Tilbury Fort, celebrating the community, reflecting on what used to be and looking towards to the future.
This walk begins as a residential route that stretches to the edge of the town. As we cross the cattle grid to make our way along the new Fort Road we will take in views of the farmlands and the Thames that runs alongside.
Arriving at Tilbury Fort we will have access to this impressive historical site and be treated to a sneak peek of rehearsals for the T100 finale and a new song for Tilbury, ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.
This is inspired by Lord Kitchener’s 1948 Calypso “London is the Place for Me” sung upon arrival at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush. This new song for Tilbury is being created in partnership with English Heritage, Kinetika Bloco and award-winning, Trinidad born musician, Anthony Joseph working with local Youth Services and the Tilbury community. The finished piece will be unveiled at our finale event on 1st August.
- 5pm: Meeting point: Tilbury Town Train Station St Andrews Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7JH
- 5.15pm Walk starts
- 6:45: Arrival at Tilbury Fort for a preview of a new song for Tilbury
- 7:00pm Walk ends at Tilbury Fort, Tilbury RM18 7NR
- Duration: 2 hours including time at the Fort.
- Distance: 2.5miles
- Grading: Easy
- Terrain: Pavements and walk ways, although some are narrow so may not be accessible for wheelchair users. We walk near a river bed.
- Access: Barriers at the start of some footpaths mean the route is isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or large pushchairs.
Walk Leader: TBC
View the walk route on Wikiloc (opens in new tab)
Nearest train station at the start & end: C2C Tilbury Town Train Station St Andrews Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7JH
The end of this walk is at Tilbury Fort, walk leaders will be able to direct you to the starting point of the walk – at the station – via a shorter 30minute route.
Ensign Bus service 99 connects with trains at Tilbury Town and passes the fort.
Service timetables change so please check the Ensign Bus Schedules for latest information
- No parking is available at Tilbury Station.
- Free parking in front of Tilbury fort. Further parking available adjacent to World’s End Public House.
Local area parking info: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/car-parks/off-street-car-parks
This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or large pushchairs as there are barriers at the start of some footpaths. Accessibility information for Tilbury Train Station is on the Tilbury Town Station webpage
Toilets, including a national key toilet, are available at the station.
Toilets facilities are also available at Tilbury Fort.
Read the Covid Safety information here.
Face coverings are essential for the event. You will not have to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk but they MUST be worn if you wish to view the rehearsal, use public toilets or are travelling via public transport.
READ MORE on walking safely
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch if necessary, and plenty to drink.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. T100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.
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Tilbury is the Place for Me
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Here is a short story about Tilbury Fort from the T100 Stories book. Click the image to view the multimedia version online or buy the book of all 100 stories via the button below, only £5 plus p+p.
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