Come to Tilbury and hear about Gunther Pluschow

Come to Tilbury and hear about Gunther Pluschow

GUNTHER Pluschow was the only German prisoner of war to escape from Britain to Germany in World War One. He managed to reach Tilbury docks and hide on a Dutch steamer. The Kaiser rewarded Pluschow with an Iron Cross, First Class. The Tilbury Riverside Project are inviting you to a fascinating talk about Gunther Pluschow […]

The Great War: Life in Thurrock: August 1917

The Great War: Life in Thurrock: August 1917

SINCE March 2014, we have been running occasional news items where we dip into the Grays and Tilbury Gazette during The Great War. The point is to highlight, life going on as well as pay our respects to those who gave their lives. Grays and Tilbury Gazette: Aug 1917 TILBURY AND MEAL RESTRICTIONS – Council […]

Thurrock Local History Society wins National Lottery support

Thurrock Local History Society wins National Lottery support

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 […]

Grays air veterans visit memorial for men with no known grave

Grays air veterans visit memorial for men with no known grave

A GROUP from Grays RAFA (Royal Air Force Association) went to Runnymede RAF memorial to join other personnel and high ranking persons from across the Royal Air Force with Commonwealth representatives and other veterans on Sunday 7th May to remember the loss of life of airmen and women from across the Commonwealth that have no […]

Thurrock Local History Society: The Tilbury Fort

Thurrock Local History Society: The Tilbury Fort

Thurrock Local History Society 19 May 2017 The History of Tilbury Fort by Kevin Diver For our last lecture of the season local historian Kevin Diver gave us a detailed and interesting illustrated history of Tilbury Fort. Henry VIII’s Tudor Block House at Tilbury was built c1539 – one of five erected at the mouth […]

Thurrock History Society: Annual Report

Thurrock History Society: Annual Report

Report by The Thurrock History Society At our AGM chairman Susan Yates reported that our membership had been maintained, we had received a lottery grant to enable us to have a marquee at the Orsett Show this September and members had enjoyed various speakers and outings throughout the year. All officers and committee members were […]

Thurrock News: March 1917

Thurrock News: March 1917

WOMEN AND MANUAL LABOUR Colonel Whitmore is a considerable figure in South-East Essex, and his statement about women labour in France, some ploughing with three horses and others loading a muck cart as high as any in Essex are laden, is certain to claim considerable attention, as also his belief, that such work has got […]

Thurrock Local History Society: Ripping Yarns

Thurrock Local History Society: Ripping Yarns

Thurrock Local History Society Lecture 24 February 2017 Jack the Ripper by Susan Yates At our February meeting our Chairman Susan Yates gave us a riveting illustrated lecture on Jack the Ripper. The murders took place in Whitechapel over a three month period in 1888. It was a scary time in east London where the […]

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