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 […]
Thurrock Local History Society Gardens in Essex by Linda Holdaway AT our March meeting we had a delightful talk by Linda Holdaway about the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). Volunteers recruit gardeners to open up their plots to the general public in aid of various charities. The scheme was formed 91 years ago and there are […]
TODAY (Sunday April 1st) is the hundredth anniversay of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Ten years ago, we interviewed Squadron Leader Ian Blair DFM. His act of bravery was remarkable. What was as remarkable was how self-effacing he was. During the war, he was on board a Blenheim Bomber when the pilot was killed. Ian […]
BACK in 1985, the Thurrock Gazette reported on this fascinating news item. In some ways, it harks back to another time and in other ways, has clear links with the news at present. “A RUSSIAN Shipping Boss and friend of the Mayor of Thurrock has been accused of being a Russian spy by a man […]
THURROCK Museum Volunteers are presenting a free exhibition exploring the Right to Vote this April at the Thameside Complex in Grays.
FOR our February meeting we welcomed back Linda Rhodes, now retired from her post at Valence House. She gave a detailed and interesting illustrated talk on Creekmouth, a village two miles south of Barking where the River Roding (aka Barking Creek) meets the Thames.
US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99.
IN the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, a pop-up art exhibition at the Coalhouse Fort takes a fresh look at the theme of ‘defence’.
THURROCK Council, in consultation with the Royal British Legion Society (RBLS) and the World War One Commemorative Events Committee, will be replacing two trees near the Grays Cenotaph with new lower level planting.