Thurrock wartime weddings and GI Brides

Thurrock wartime weddings and GI Brides

THURROCK WARTIME WEDDINGS AND GI BRIDES AS part of the ongoing project to commemorate World War 2 Thurrock Museum Volunteers are looking for information on wartime weddings and GI brides – there must be a Thurrock connection. If you have any family memories which you would like to share for this project, please contact the […]

Painted poppies honour Thurrock’s fallen for Armistice Day

Painted poppies honour Thurrock’s fallen for Armistice Day

SPECIAL commemorative poppies have been painted near war memorials across Thurrock to mark the Remembrance period. Thurrock Council and contractor Henderson and Taylor painted the poignant road and pavement markings for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day near local memorials including: Grays War MemorialGrays Town ParkWest Thurrock Memorial GroundNorth Stifford ChurchRectory Road, OrsettAveley War MemorialSouth Ockendon […]

Tributes paid to Billy Blundell who has passed away

Tributes paid to Billy Blundell who has passed away

ONE of Thurrock’s legendary figures and self-confessed criminal hard man Billy Blundell has died. His son, Bill junior, made the announcement on social media, which has led to a wave of tributes to the East End hard man who, with his brother Eddie, created a business empire. The brothers built up an ice cream sales […]

Park bench dedicated to D-Day planners removed as Thurrock Council prepares to begin work on £10m council offices

Park bench dedicated to D-Day planners removed as Thurrock Council prepares to begin work on £10m council offices

A BENCH dedicated to the memory of D-Day planners has been removed from a green in Grays to avoid it being lost when the council extends its offices. The £10million plan to expand the council offices has been hailed by the Conservative administration as the key to regenerating Grays but critics have called it a […]

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