The Tilbury trough

IT has been a good month for Thurrock Heritage month. You can hear the pride in Heritage officer Jonathan Catton’s voice. Indeed, Jonathan is a treasure trove of historical knowledge.

Take the area of Tilbury. Jonathan, the mayor, cllr Anne Cheale, Jackie Doyle Price, MP and many local people including Jack Doodes and George Watts gathered at Dock Road to “present” the Tilbury trough as well as the plaque that commemorates Tilbury receiving it’s town status back in 1912.

Watch the film and enjoy the history lesson. Especially the fact about Daniel Defoe and his neighbour! Plus, if Jack Doodes relatives in Australia are watching, He is on after 4.45.

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