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Grays library to host history book fair

THURROCK Council’s Library Service will be holding its second local history book fair at Grays Library in the Thameside Complex on Friday (9 September) between 11am and 4.45pm.

Embrace the unique history of Thurrock and Essex with books focused on exploring the diverse history of the local area.

Thurrock Local History Society members, Richard Burrell, Sandra Lawrence and Cliff and Jan Cowin will all be in attendance ready to take questions.

Discover books on the history of North Stifford, the building of Tilbury Docks and the connection between Alfred Russell Wallace and Thurrock .

During the day there will be a free heritage walk around Grays town Centre but those interested in joining it are advised to reserve a place by e-mailing

Portfolio Holder for Communities, Cllr Deb Stewart said: “We talk a lot about the regeneration of Thurrock, the impressive ports and regional shopping centres but there is so much culture and heritage and it is so important not to forget.

“I encourage everybody to come along with a friend and learn something new about their community.”

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