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Young people’s view on D-Day sought for museum exhibition

YOUNG artists, aged between five and 17 years-old, have been invited to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day by submitting their artwork for an upcoming special exhibition at Thurrock...

Thurrock History Society discuss the history of the garden gnome

AT our March meeting we welcomed back Dr Twigs Way, this time illustrating the history of the garden gnome.  When asked to write a...

Horndon Feast and Fayre set to celebrate Golden Jubilee

ESSEX'S biggest village event is celebrating its golden jubilee this summer. Horndon--on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre traditionally harks back to the 13th Century, when the village...

Thurrock Local History Society: The Life of Mary Anning

AT our February meeting John Matthews gave us a very detailed and interesting illustrated talk on the life of Mary Anning, a fossil hunter...

New official portrait of King Charles III released for public authorities

THE Cabinet Office has released a new official portrait of His Majesty The King that will soon hang in public buildings the length and...

Bata Heritage Centre Open Days

BATA Heritage Centre Open Days. Full details below.

International Holocaust Memorial Day set to be held in Grays

INTERNATIONAL Holocaust Memorial Day set to be held in Grays.. Full details below.

Thurrock Local History Society: Gordon Steele VC, A Life on the Thames and at Sea

AT our November meeting Mark Rowland gave us a very detailed and interesting talk on the life of Gordon Steele, VC. He was born...

Thurrock History Society: A celebration of Grays library

AT our October meeting Grays librarian Joseph Cooper gave us a comprehensive view of all the collections available in the Local Studies section of...

Vintage car parade celebrates 60 years of the Dartford Crossing 

THE Dartford Crossing celebrates its 60th birthday on Saturday (18 Nov), and a vintage car parade and historical images found in the archive of...

TV star Scarlette Douglas unveils Windrush sculpture at Tilbury Docks

IN commemoration of Black History Month, and the 75th anniversary of Windrush, The National Lottery has unveiled a unique piece of art, a wireframe...

Sacrifice of Thurrock’s heroes will be highlighted in new exhibition at the Thameside

AN exhibition will be staged in the gallery at Thurrock's Thameside Complex next month. highlighting the role and impact of borough residents who gave...

Thurrock Local History Society: The East Coast Floods of 1953

The Perfect Storm – The East Coast Floods of 1953 – Michelle Savage AT our first meeting of the season we welcomed Museum Officer Michelle...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission “delighted” by UNESCO World Heritage Status Inscription

THE Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) today expressed its delight at the decision of the UNESCO World Heritage Council in Riyadh to inscribe 51 Commonwealth war cemeteries and memorials with World Heritage Status.

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