Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thurrock’s winning artefacts go on tour

THREE winning artefacts that were named Thurrock’s favourites in a public vote will begin their tour around the borough this week.

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Earlier this year, residents picked Iron Age minted coins, a clock and medal, and women’s war uniform out of a shortlist of 10 Thurrock Museum items, which they believed best illustrated Thurrock’s rich heritage.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage-funded Thurrock’s Attic Project, the three artefacts will be showcased alongside an informative pop-up banner at the following venues:

· Horndon Feast and Fayre, Horndon on the Hill, on Saturday 29 June

· Thurrock International Celebration of Culture, South Essex College in Grays, on Saturday 6 July

· Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Stanford-le-Hope, on Friday 26 July

· Orsett Show Heritage Tent, Orsett, on Saturday 7 September

Cllr Deborah Huelin, portfolio holder for Communities and Communications, said: “The Thurrock Museum tour will enable the public to get up close to, and handle, the three winning historical items that they voted for in their hundreds earlier in the year.

“This is a unique opportunity to hold a part of history in your hands and the museum volunteers have done a wonderful job in making this happen.

“I would encourage everyone to go along to these events and see what Thurrock has to offer.”

For more information on Thurrock Museum, visit


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