Christmas 1917 at the Thameside Complex

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THURROCK Council’s Museum volunteers are presenting a free exhibition at the Thameside Complex in Grays called ‘Christmas 1917’ this December.

The exhibition reviews the events of 1917 at home and abroad and looks at how people celebrated the festive season during World War 1.

Linking the groups previous shows, the year will be remembered for Passchendaele, where British troops fought in a battle which became infamous for the mud and huge loss of life. Torrential rain turned the landscape into a thick, mud bath that immobilised tanks and made weapons unusable.

Families worried about loved ones away at the front line, sending Christmas parcels and exchanging Christmas cards.

Learn all about it from Monday 18 December until Friday 29 December on the ground floor of the Thameside Complex in Grays.

For more information visit: thurrock.gov.uk/museumevents

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