An article from the Grays and Tilbury Gazette dated 17th August 1918. OVER the last four years, we have been taking a dip into the pages of the Grays and Tilbury Gazette from 1914 to 1918. We wanted to see what life at hone was like whilst war raged overseas. This months news chimes with […]
WOMEN AND MANUAL LABOUR Colonel Whitmore is a considerable figure in South-East Essex, and his statement about women labour in France, some ploughing with three horses and others loading a muck cart as high as any in Essex are laden, is certain to claim considerable attention, as also his belief, that such work has got […]
Thurrock Local History Society lecture 20 January 2017 My life as a theatrical costumier by Ann Hardy The Society welcomed back Ann Hardy for our January lecture. Ann had always wanted to be a dressmaker, following her mother, and completed a four year apprenticeship with Marshall & Snelgrove who made bespoke clothing, nowadays only made […]
COME down to the Thameside Theatre and find out more about a fascinating period in Thurrock’s history.
At our November meeting we welcomed back Linda Rhodes, curator of Valence House Museum. She gave us a very detailed illustrated account of the sad lives of some apprentices of the Barking Fishing Fleet.