THIS week’s Down Memory Lane looks at Palmers Boys School in Grays.

The photograph shows the new science lecture room and chemical laboratory opened in 1894, which stood at the junction of Southend Road and Chadwell Road until the 1980s.

If you are interested in discovering your family history, Grays Library are holding a family history drop in day in association with the Essex Society for Family History on the 11th March 10.30-3pm, booking essential.

To book your place, or have any local history enquiries please call Grays Library on 01375 413976.

Down Memory Lane is written by Andrew Burt, Librarian & Local Studies Officer Thurrock Libraries.

If you have any local history enquiries please E-mail: ANburt@ or call on 01375 413970.