I WAS hoping to send out this “round robin” with good news but the current UK situation is far from that. What may be seen by some people as draconian advice from the Prime Minister
THE Re-enactment Group 95th rifles and Royal Horse Artillery will be there firing their guns.
I write on behalf of my members who were appalled to find out that another part of Thurrock’s Heritage is being allowed to go.
CLLR Deborah Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, has announced Thurrock Council’s plans to recognise the brave contribution of World War Two (WW2) veterans as part of Victory in Europe (VE) Day celebrations later this year.
AT our first meeting of the new year Mark Rowland gave us a detailed and well-illustrated lecture on riverside commerce in Grays, south of the railway. In 1840 a pier was built for passenger steamers to London, also pleasure steamers, a service which was killed by the coming of the railway.
RESIDENTS in Thurrock can come together and commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at a free public event.
A MEMORIAL flame created by an East Tilbury stone masonry company in partnership with Thurrock Council will appear in a national art exhibition to mark 75 years of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
‘The First Christmas’ a free exhibition researched and presented by Thurrock Museum Volunteers will be in the ground floor exhibition space of the Thameside Complex from Monday 9 December to Friday 27 December (closing at 11am on 27 December).
TRENTALIA-owned train operator c2c is offering free travel to service personnel and veterans on Remembrance Sunday and commemorating the day with a special train mural designed by local pupils.
ON Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November, before kick-off at Essex football fixtures, there will be a two-minute pause in quiet reflection and Remembrance of fallen British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and more recent conflicts.
AT our October meeting we welcomed Will Palin (a descendant of Rev William Palin of Stifford) chair of the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust who, together with The Spitalfields Trust, aim to preserve the buildings and bring back life to the area.
THURROCK Museum’s Attic Project has come to an end, a year after the initiative was awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund which enabled museum volunteers to organise its archive of historical artefacts so that new items could be displayed within the collection.
DENNIS said this would be his last talk, his first talk being in 1940 about what he learned as a St John Ambulance cadet. He grew up in Grays and started work at the age of 14 as an office boy for an insurance company for £1 a week.
HELLO to all our friends and supporters. It seems ages ago that I last wrote but it was in March. I spoke the about enjoying the longer evenings and now we are faced with the shorter ones and dusk being upon us before we know it.
ON FRIDAY, the funeral took place of Graham Carey, who died after a short illness.
Exhibition THE PHONEY WAR Presented by Thurrock Museum Volunteers The early months of World War II Bata Local Defence Volunteers Home Guard (Dad’s Army) at Thurrock Museum Monday 14 October – Friday 1 November (closing at 11am on Friday 1 November)
‘HOCKY’ Hockets, who was based at the original fire station in Orsett Road Grays in what was then the National Fire Service, was greeted by family members in a special surprise three days after reaching her 100th birthday.
AS you may know, every year we publish our tribute to Tilbury’s Neil Robin Wright, who died in the North Tower on September 11th, 2001.
IN A FAR corner of a cemetery in Chadwell St Mary lies the grave of Neil Robin Wright.
REMEMBER World War II’ a free exhibition researched and presented by Thurrock Museum Volunteers will be in the ground floor exhibition space of the Thameside Complex from Monday 2 September to Friday 20 September (closing at 11am on 20 September).
PURFLEET Heritage and Military Centre are holding their annual Gurkha Day on Sunday 4th May 10am till 3:30pm.
FIND out what World War Two was really like for people living in the borough at a free exhibition in Grays.
IN a change from our advertised programme, at our last meeting Susan Yates and Scott Sullivan, directors of the Tilbury on Thames Trust, gave us an illustrated talk on the history and future of Tilbury Riverside.
‘WWII Memories of Thurrock’ a free exhibition researched and presented by Thurrock Museum Volunteers will be in the ground floor exhibition space of the Thameside Complex from Monday 22 July to Friday 9 August (closing at 11am on 9 August).