By Lucy Chipperfield
On Saturday 23rd January, residents from across the borough visited the Aveley Christian Centre to acknowledge and celebrate the life of Alice Diehl (1844 – 1912).
The story of Alice Diehl, who was born in Aveley, is truly fascinating and makes her a glittering example of Thurrock’s prestigious historical background. During the late 19th century, Alice Diehl overcame a variety of hurdles to become a renowned pianist and novelist.
To celebrate Alice Diehl’s magnificiant life, a commemorative plaque was unveiled outside the Aveley Christian Centre. This is the seventh plaque to be unveiled in the borough and goes to show what a fine history we have within the community.
The hope of the Thurrock Heritage Plaque Scheme is not only to promote the heritage of the borough, but also to make people proud of Thurrock and be inspired to believe that they too can achieve their goals, regardless of any hurdles they face.