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 […]

Thurrock Local History Society

Thurrock Local History Society

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.

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