ANDREW Mackinlay, the former member of Parliament for Thurrock, greeted Vanessa Magee of the Royal British Legion at the Thameside Theatre when attending a performance of the musical “ Oh what a lovely war”. The musical was performed by the Thurrock Court players as part of the centenary commemorations marking the end of the First […]
TONY CHUBB has an encyclopaedic knowledge of life in Grays from the 1930’s onwards. Much of our interview centres on his time in the number of cinemas that existed back then. A golden age?
WW1 Exhibition set for the Thameside. Full details on poster.
Thurrock Local History Society My time on the beat – when policeman had feet by Peter Layzell 21 Sep 2018 FOR our first lecture of the season we invited ex policeman Peter Layzell to give a talk on what it was like to be on the beat in the Essex Police. He had started […]
LINDA Stewart loves to sing. From her early days as a child, through to singing at care homes and now singing as part of Royal Opera House Community Chorus.
MANY people will know Stoyan Georgiev and wife, Simona as the team behind the cafe in the Thameside Theatre.
ON Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, some of the soldiers featured in ITV’s new production of Vanity Fair took up garrison duty in Tilbury Fort, Tilbury.
IN A FAR corner of a cemetery in Chadwell St Mary lies the grave of Neil Robin Wright. The 30-year-old options broker from Tilbury, died on September 11th, 2001 in the Twin Towers. Neil worked for the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald. The company were based between the 101st and 104th of the north […]
An article from the Grays and Tilbury Gazette dated 17th August 1918. OVER the last four years, we have been taking a dip into the pages of the Grays and Tilbury Gazette from 1914 to 1918. We wanted to see what life at hone was like whilst war raged overseas. This months news chimes with […]
HERE is a selection of films that we made in 2008. We launched on September 1st and so over the next few days, we are having a little trip down memory lane. Here are just a few from our first few months. 2008 Rudy Weeber Ben and Becky Milan-Vega Cliff Richard Chadwell St Mary Primary […]
A special exhibition opening at Thurrock Museum next week will take a look back at how life was for the children who attended school during the First World War.
THE purpose of the Grays Lives Project is to look at life in Grays, past, present and future.
High House Community Group History Day in Purfleet. Full details on poster.
THERE are some people we could listen to all day. Ninety-year-old John Crawley brought us back to his Grays memories of doodlebugs crashing on the Thameside library during the Second World War.
THE war memorial at Turps Corner, Little Thurrock, has received an extensive clean and maintenance work including experts re-etching the names of those whose sacrifice it commemorates.
AT the beginning of every Thurrock Council meeting, a list of those who fell, one hundreds years ago to th month, is read out.
THURROCK Museum has been awarded £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it catalogue the treasure trove of local historical artefacts currently stored in their archives.
THERE are people who have lived in Grays all their lives. There are some who have just moved in.
THE Grays Lives Project, brought to you in a partnership between The Grays Riverside Big Local and YourThurrock, is a series of interviews with people who live and work in the area.
A DAY of celebrations and thanksgiving was held at the London Cruise terminal in Tilbury today (22 June) to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush into the port on Tuesday 22 June 1948 with hundreds of people on board who travelled for 30 days from Jamaica to begin a new life in Great Britain.
IN a video released today on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Windrush, Bishop Designate John Perumbalath questions if the Windrush Generation who were invited to come to the UK as guests 70 years ago were truly welcomed.
THROUGHOUT the next year, the Grays Riverside Community Project, in partnership with YourThurrock.Com, is running a project that celebrates, past, present and future, live in the town of Grays. It is a simple plan: we want to interview as many people as possible about living and/or working in Grays. You could have family links going […]
I am searching for the family of the late :- Driver Geoffrey John TUFFEE is one of the 371 British Servicemen who died on active service during the four-year Cyprus Emergency April 1 1955 to April 18 1959, and whose name is among those remembered with honour on the British Cyprus Memorial.
ON Sunday 10 June, 23 local artists from communities along the Lower Thames Estuary – Barking and Dagenham, Dartford, Gravesend, Thurrock and Southend – joined thousands of women celebrating 100 years of women in the UK having the vote.