Sunday, December 10, 2023

Exhibition at Thameside Theatre to focus on 1917

Saxe Coburg

THURROCK Museum’s Volunteers are displaying a free exhibition at the Thameside complex in Grays – this time, focusing on Thurrock’s involvement in World War 1 and a look at what was happening world-wide in October 1917.

The war will soon be entering its final year and Germany begins unrestricted U-boat warfare, sinking many boats with the loss contributing to food shortages. People are being encouraged to work on the land and produce food and in Thurrock – German prisoners of war are being put to work farming.

Russia is in turmoil with food shortages and strikes, Lenin leads the Bolsheviks against the Government and the Romanov Royal Family is becoming increasingly unpopular.

Unrest is leading to revolution.

Come and read all about it, take in the photos and displays carefully curated by the local volunteer group and immerse yourself in the world 100 years ago.

Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education can’t wait to go along and have a look. He said: “These events are local, free and timely.

“I really encourage everybody to go out of your way to come along and learn about our past. These exhibitions are so well put together you will lose yourself in learning about the world 100 years ago.”

The exhibition is open from Monday 16 October until Friday 27 October, between 10am and 4pm.



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