Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Augmented reality to transform the way people learn about those who died during both world wars

AUGMENTED reality to transform the way people learn about the men and women who died during both world wars.

Gable Hall School tree planting to mark King’s Coronation

A TREE to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III was planted at Gable Hall School this morning during a special celebratory event.

New Windrush exhibition at Port of Tilbury

EVEWRIGHT Arts Foundation (EAF) is delighted to announce Belongings: Windrush 75 as part of Windrush 75th anniversary celebrations, made possible thanks to National Lottery players through a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant.

Charles Bishop is the 843rd High Sheriff of Essex.

HISTORY has been made by the appointment of Charles Bishop as the 843rd High Sheriff of Essex.

Time capsule helps celebrate 50 years of Basildon Hospital caring for patients

FIVE decades of patient care at Basildon Hospital has been celebrated by staff during a special day of events, which included the burying of a time capsule.

Celebration day for fire service at Grays museum

ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service celebrated its 75th anniversary with an event at Essex Fire Museum in Grays today (Saturday, 1 April). Housing a...

Thurrock History Society: Social history of the allotment

AT our March meeting we welcomed back Dr Twigs Way, consultant in garden history, giving us an extensive and witty history of the allotment.

Bata set to hold Heritage Open Day

BATA set to hold Heritage Open Day. Full details below.

Thurrock celebrates Commonwealth Day 2023

THURROCK Council joined institutions and groups across the world today, Monday 13 March, to raise the flag for Commonwealth Day.

Thurrock Local History: Broomsticks and Bedknobs by Susan Yates

AT our February meeting our chairman Susan Yates’ talk was entitled Broomsticks and Bedknobs. It covered witches, those on broomsticks as we can imagine, but the bedknobs referred to those women who ‘bewitched’ men.

Half of men in East of England suffer from incontinence leaving them embarrassed and isolated

NEW research released today uncovers the alarming truth about the widespread prevalence of male urinary incontinence across the East of England, and the taboo causing silent suffering in men.

Thurrock Local History Society: History of Stanford and Corringham

AT our January meeting Phil Edgar showed how parts of the borough had changed throughout the years in a photographic display.  Stanford le Hope and Mucking  are close, but Mucking is the oldest parish, being mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was larger in Saxon times as the Mucking dig in the 1950s showed, some artefacts now in the Thurrock and British Museums. The church closed in 1952, but there is still a school and the Crown public house.

South Ockendon: Hazel tree planted in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A HAZEL tree gifted to Thurrock from the Tree of Trees that formed the Queen's Platinum Jubilee sculpture has been planted in South Ockendon during a special ceremony.

Thurrock Museum set to mark Tilbury and the floods

THURROCK Museum set to mark Tilbury and the floods. Full details below.

Thurrock Local History Society: Hidden Spa Landscapes of Essex

FOR our November meeting we welcomed Dr Emma Cannell, who worked with the Essex Garden Trust research group during lockdown, concentrating on resorts and spa towns.  It involved a lot of detective work, using vital sources including maps and photos.

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