This week Down Memory Lane looks at more postcards of Thurrock including harvesters at Horndon On The Hill in 1910.

The photographer has posed four of them leaning on their scythes in the act of sharpening the blades.

The fifth man is holding a earthenware beer flagon and a horn cup – the traditional form of refreshment on these occasions!

Next we see South Ockendon football club from 1919 to 1920, an unusual photo as the parish church with its thirteenth century tower behind them is a rare sight in Essex.

Then we have the Harrow Pub in Bulphan, surrounded by fields and a considerable distance from the village it’s a strange site for a pub. It must have relied on drinkers on bicycles, but is now closed!