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.
THURROCK Council will be hosting its annual flag raising ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Monday 25 June.
AN exhibition marking Tilbury’s connection with the Empire Windrush started at Tilbury Hub on Friday 25May and is open to the public until Wednesday 20 June 2018.
KEVIN Redmond has just published The Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tilbury with a foreword by Father Paul Dynan.
WE were disappointed that our speaker for our May meeting was unable to attend but our Chairman Susan Yates ably stepped into the breach at the last minute and gave us a tour across Thurrock in old photographs, with a tale to tell for each one.
Stanford, Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responder Group recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services
STANFORD, Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responder Group has been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services for 2018.
ENTERING hospital his toe nails were torn off and the toes plastered with pitch and bound with paper bandages. His toes, said his parents, were curled under the feet, and whereas he formerly weighed 12 stone, he was only five stone, four pounds when he returned to England.
Exhibition on WW1 and Medicine set for Thameside Theatre. Full details on poster.
Bomber Command Open Day in Purfleet. Full details on poster.
Tilbury Hub to host heritage funding event. Full details on poster.
Come and join the Windrush 70th anniversary celebrations. Full details on poster.
Thurrock Local History Society 20 April 2018 – AGM followed by History of Tilbury Docks Police by Jackie Doyle-Price MP By Norma Leach AFTER the AGM at our October meeting we were pleased to welcome our MP Jackie Doyle-Price to give us an illustrated talk on the History of Tilbury Docks Police. She started by […]
BATA Heritage Centre is hosting their first open day of 2018 this weekend, including tours around the iconic Bata factory site, to showcase the restoration of their collection.
New Thurrock Heritage Plaques As part of the Thurrock Local History Society’s HLF funded project, there will be new Thurrock Heritage plaques voted for by the public. An extensive “long list” of possible candidates nominated by various individuals, was whittled down to a short list of five by a panel of three people – Hazel […]