Walk and learn more about Bulphan and the Fens

Walk and learn more about Bulphan and the Fens

THIS walk is part of the Land of the Fanns ‘Community Mapping – 100 Stories project’ led by Kinetika, which, with local communities, will identify and celebrate 100 stories gathered in response to the Land of the Fanns landscape areas, and make 100 silk flags using Kinetika’s batik silk painting process.

Laura’s Blog: Women are to be celebrated

Laura’s Blog: Women are to be celebrated

AS Women’s History Month draws to a close it’s an important time to recognise how unequal the female sex are still treated. During the month of March, we give a little extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined and inspirational women. Let us not forget to appreciate and honour the magnificent ladies, that grace our planet.

Bata Heritage Centre: Spring Report

Bata Heritage Centre: Spring Report

Spring Report By Mike Tabard Hello to all our friends and I hope that after the winds of last week we can all begin to enjoy Spring and the longer evenings. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 4 April in East Tilbury Scout Hall starting at 10am and will be followed by […]

Armistice Day in Thurrock

Armistice Day in Thurrock

Armistice Day 1918 – Thurrock. The Editor of the Grays & Tilbury Gazette wrote the following article in the issue published on Saturday, Nov 16th , 1918:- “BY THE WAY” “The news of the signing of the armistice was known in London at 10:30 on Monday, and a newspaper was purchased in Fleet Street containing […]

December 1918: When Spanish Flu came to Grays

December 1918: When Spanish Flu came to Grays

THE influenza epidemic still continues widespread in Grays and District but, in the words of one of the local doctors, “the worst has passed”. None the less for that, the death rate from influenza, pnuemonia, or allied causes continues high, and one hears on every side of sufferers, not singly but in two and threes.

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