Horndon-on-the-Hill war memorial given heritage listing

Horndon-on-the-Hill war memorial given heritage listing

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 […]

Purfleet pays tribute to those who gave their lives

Purfleet pays tribute to those who gave their lives

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: October meeting

Thurrock Local History Society:  October meeting

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 […]

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 […]

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