THE Alfred Russel Wallace display at the Thameside Nature Park is the
latest instalment in an ongoing project to raise awareness in Thurrock
of the fact that one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century
lived in Grays.
The display will run from 5th March until 19th March. There are a number
of display panels telling the story of Wallace; how he discovered
Natural Selection independently of Darwin; the house he built in Grays
(The Dell) and what Thurrock was like during the time he lived here.
A number of objects are on display including a copy of the important book he wrote
while living in Grays and a replica of his memorial plaque (original
in Westminster Abbey). Visitors can take a free copy of our 20 page
For children there is a butterfly to colour and a free crayon pack to
colour it with. The project is organised by the Friends of Wallace at
The Dell and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
There is more information on web site