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Exhibition and Events showcase Thurrock heritage

‘Kynoch – the local force behind World War 1’ opens its doors to the public on Monday 27 February.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and organised by Thurrock Council’s Museum Volunteers, this event recognises and celebrates the vital role of the Kynoch Explosives Factory during the Great War.

This new exhibition features photographs, local personal stories and information on the factory operation. It also recognises the importance of the Corringham Light Railway, which transported workers to Kynoch’s.

The exhibition is on display in the Ground Floor Gallery, Thameside Complex in Grays, from Monday 27 February to Friday 10 March from 10am – 4pm.

As part of the exhibition, a series of free events have been organised, including

Family History Help Desk, Grays Library, Monday 27 February, 10am – 1pm

‘Kynoch – the local force behind WW1’ presentation, Thameside Theatre, Wednesday 1 March, 1.30pm with expert speakers and performance by Woodside Academy choir. Booking required.

Corringham Light Railway Walk, beginning from Pegasus Social Club, Saturday 4 March, 11amHistory Family

Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Cllr Sue MacPherson, said: “The Thurrock Museum Volunteers have done a tremendous job in organising this important exhibition and related events.

“I encourage all residents to visit and celebrate the workforce of the Kynoch Factory and Corringham Light Railway.”

More information on these events can be found at


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