EAST OF ENGLAND WAR MEMORIALS LISTED The East of England’s war memorials are among hundreds listed over the last year through Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War. Built by communities in the years following the conflict, these memorials are a poignant, physical reminder […]
FROM Stanford to Aveley and from Lakeside to Grays, residents of Thurrock gathered together to pay tribute to all who served for their country. All the ceremonies had a great representation from the public, from politics, from the uniformed services and the churches. On Remembrance Sunday, people gathered at events in 14 towns and villages […]
PEOPLE of Purfleet as well as local dignitaries turned out to remember those who gave their lives in conflicts. The mayor of Thurrock, cllr Tunde Ojetola, former Thurrock MP, Andrew Mackinlay, the leader of the Thurrock Labour group, cllr Oliver Gerrish were present as people mustered at the Purfleet Heritage Centre before walking to St […]
Thurrock Local History Society 21 October 2017 The Poor Law – how we treated our poor, by Martyn Lockwood At our October meeting ex policeman Martyn Lockwood enlightened us on how we have treated the poor in the past. The Reformation in 1534 meant that the poor could no longer receive help from the monasteries […]
THERE will be a memorial service at St Stephens Church War Memorial on 5th November 2017 at 10:30am
Exhibition of PETTICOATS ON PARADE Presented by Thurrock Museum Volunteers The WRNS, WRAF and WAAC in World War 1 This exhibition is only on for a week.
IN case you wondered, it is St Cedd’s Day. St Cedd is the patron saint of Essex.
THURROCK Museum’s Volunteers are displaying a free exhibition at the Thameside complex in Grays – this time, focusing on Thurrock’s involvement in World War 1
THE BATA Heritage Centre volunteers are delighted to announce that our next Open Day will be on Saturday 21 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
THE Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project, “Celebrating the people who have contributed to Thurrock’s rich heritage”, announced earlier this year, includes funds for some new Thurrock heritage plaques.
THE former MP for Thurrock, Andrew Mackinlay has paid tribute to former mayor, George Watts, who has passed away.
IN 1896 the Tilbury Cottage Hospital opened, built by Passmore Edwards; before that patients had to go to Southend or Gravesend.
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 […]
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 […]
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RESIDENTS gathered around the Grays War Memorial this morning to remember the Battle of Passchendaele which took place a hundred years ago today (Monday 31 July).
ONE-HUNDRED years ago on 31 July 1917 near a small village in Flanders (Belgium), the Battle of Passchendaele began.
THE third year of the Thurrock 100 walking festival started last Friday 7th July in Horndon on the Hill and built to a well- attended finale on Sunday 9th July at Coalhouse Fort which provided the perfect natural amphitheatre.
ON Sunday 4th June, the British army will take up garrison duty in Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, for the first time since the fort was de-commissioned in the 1950s
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 […]
FOR one week only, the Thurrock Historic Volunteers will be showcasing a unique exhibition focusing on Queen Victoria in the Thameside Gallery in Grays.
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 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 […]
APART from Monday’s dispute of the transport workers, Tilbury has been in the throes of another little labour trouble, the girls of the Tilbury Laundry Company coming out on strike for an increased war bonus.