Tilbury is the Place For Me
Thurs 10th June
Starts: Tilbury Town Train Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort
Booking for this walk is now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.
A gentle walk around Tilbury Town and over to Tilbury Fort, which celebrated the community, reflecting on what used to be and looking towards to the future.
This walk began as a residential route that stretches to the edge of the town. As we crossed the cattle grid to make our way along the new Fort Road we took in views of the farmlands and the Thames that runs alongside.
Arriving at Tilbury Fort we had access to this impressive historical site and were treated to a sneak peek of rehearsals for the T100 finale and a new song for Tilbury, ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.
This was 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 was 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 was unveiled at our finale event on 1st August 2021.