WWII memories in Thurrock come to life in latest museum display

WWII memories come to life in latest museum display

FIND out what World War Two was really like for people living in the borough at a free exhibition in Grays.

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Until 11am on Friday, 9 August, residents can discover how the war affected Thurrock in the WWII Memories of Thurrock exhibition, compiled by Thurrock Museum volunteers, in the Thameside Complex’s ground floor exhibition space.

Visitors can explore images from Thurrock Museum archives, local newspapers and other sources. Photos from family collections will also be showcased, displaying local people and places.

Cllr Deborah Huelin, Cabinet Member for Central Services and Communities, said: “Sunday, 2 September marks 80 years since the outbreak of World War Two, and it’s important that we continue to remember these important historical events and those heroic service men and women.

“We’d like to really engage with our residents who remember this era and hope the exhibition will prompt memories from those who can recall the Second World War first-hand, as well as others whose family members either fought, volunteered or experienced the war on the Home Front.”

On Wednesday, 24 July, museum volunteers will hold a Memories Morning at the exhibition from 11am to 1pm where local people can share their personal memories of wartime Thurrock. Memories are also being collated for future exhibitions, and volunteers hope to eventually publish these in a booklet.

Find out about other events by visiting thurrock.gov.uk/thurrock-museum

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