Thurrock Local History Society wins National Lottery support

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Thurrock Local History Society wins National Lottery support

The Thurrock Local History Society has received £9,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, “Celebrating the people who have contributed to Thurrock’s rich heritage”. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project highlights the people, places and events that are important or interesting parts of Thurrock’s heritage.

The project will research the borough’s history, creating short videos, information booklets and a new app for mobile phones to make Thurrock’s heritage more accessible for residents and visitors when they are out and about. The project will use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, aiming to attract a new audience for Thurrock’s heritage. The National Lottery grant will also fund new heritage plaques, nominated and chosen by a public vote.

The Thurrock Local History Society encourages interest in the history and antiquities of the Thurrock area. It publishes information on people, events, buildings, monuments and landscapes which are of historical or architectural interest.

The National Lottery funded project will be exhibiting at the Orsett Show in September. There will be displays and information as well as the opportunity to talk to us and contribute to the project. Information will also be available on the society’s web site: www.thurrock-history.org.uk.

Susan Yates, Chairman of the Thurrock Local History Society, said,
“Thurrock has a rich heritage that deserves to be better known. We are very pleased to receive this National Lottery grant which we will use to introduce the residents of Thurrock to some of the interesting but lesser known aspects of Thurrock’s history. We also hope to make Thurrock’s heritage better known outside the area.”

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