IRON Age minted coins, a clock and medal, and women’s war uniform have been named Thurrock’s favourite artefacts in a public vote.
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.
A DAY of remembrance was held on Sunday 31st March at Purfleet to acknowledge the Purfleet gunners who on 31st March 1916 shot down the first Zeppelin L15.
AT our March meeting society chairman Susan Yates gave a detailed and interesting lecture on the history of Belhus and the Barrett-Lennards. When she moved to the area in 1956 she was fascinated by the ‘castle’ and determined to find out more about it.
Purfleet Day of Remembrance set to unveil plaque to Purfleet soldier. Full details on poster.
THURROCK Council is one of 50 community groups and local authorities across England to benefit from a £500,000 grant commemorating Windrush Day.
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 […]
OUR final interview as part of the Grays Athletic fans telling us of their hopes and dreams of returning to the area centres on veteran fan David Seaman.
THURROCK Museum Volunteers are presenting a free exhibition looking at the years between the two World Wars. The exhibition opens on Monday 8 April for three weeks, closing at 11am on Friday 26 April.
THE fighting in the Great War ended more than 100 years ago, but participants in that war are still being recognised. Sometimes bodies are recovered on the former battlefields of France and Flanders, but discoveries are also made closer to home.
AS part of our Grays Lives Project, we have also been interviewing a number of Grays Athletic fans.
THE Chairman of the Bata Heritage Centre, Mike Tabard has given an update on progress of the refurbishment of the Bata Collection at East Tilbury Library that was damaged by fire in 2016.
HISTORY Society member Brett Goodyear gave us a personal review of The Great War, the last of our series of talks on World War 1, in memory of those by the late Jonathan Catton.
SHARE your wartime memories of life in the borough at a special event later this month marking 80 years since the Second World War.
A NEW exhibition at Thurrock Museum will showcase the stunning photography, art and poetry, which recorded the events of the First World War, both on the frontline and at home.
GRAYS resident, Myles Cook has been one of our longest serving contributors. Many of his blog-posts have centred on the subject of depression but there are also many others that cover a wide variety of subjects.
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 […]
THURROCK Museum, based in the Thameside Complex in Grays, will reflect on the major events which took place during the First World War with their new exhibition ‘The War Year’running until Friday 28 December.
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.
A HISTORIC riverside fort has received a big boost after being awarded £47,000 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
Thurrock Local History Society 16 November 2018 A Nurse on the Front Line by Tim Luard AT our November meeting the society was pleased to invite Tim Luard (ex BBC correspondent in China) to give us a talk on his great-aunt, Kate Evelyn Luard, known as Evie by her family and recently awarded a green […]
THURROCK Council’s World War One Commemorative Group, in partnership with Thurrock Museum Volunteers, welcomes residents to a free afternoon of talks, song and memories to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
RESIDENTS of Purfleet and surrounding areas came out in force on Sunday evening for Purfleet’s Battle’s Over centenary commemoration for the end of World War One. Estimated crowds of over 400 people gathered for what proved to be a very successful evening.
AROUND 200 children from Years 2 and 6 of East Tilbury Primary School led the 2018 Annual Remembrance Day service on a chilly Friday 9 November morning.