Tell us your story for The Grays Lives Project

Tell us your story for The Grays Lives Project

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 […]

Vote for new Thurrock Heritage Plaques

Vote for new Thurrock Heritage Plaques

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

Thurrock Local History Society: Gardens in Essex

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 […]

The Russian Spy who loved Thurrock

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 […]

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