MARKED on the 22 June each year, it recognises the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. The Empire Windrush and other ships carried people from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971.
RESIDENTS of Horndon-on-the-Hill enjoyed a Platinum Jubilee street party in the sunshine on Friday.
HORNDON Bridge – a footpath and bridleway linking the village of Horndon on the Hill with Stanford-le-Hope – has been renamed in tribute to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
AVELEY Bypass has been officially renamed Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Way in honour of Nicky Mason, who died aged 26 serving his country in Afghanistan in 2008.
AT our May meeting Malcolm Harvey, who had worked in hospitals for several years, showed us the changes that have taken place in them, depicted in his many photographs. He looked at how the buildings had altered and what clues there were as to their histories.
PURFLEET-on-Thames Community Forum has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022. The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. The Beacon will […]
COMMUNITIES in Thurrock can mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by joining in the fun with Thurrock Museum, Thameside Theatre and in selected Thurrock libraries.
TILBURY on the Thames Trust awarded funding to host events and activities to mark the fourth national Windrush Day, Communities Minister Kemi Badenoch confirmed. Tilbury on the Thames Trust will be celebrating Windrush Day by transporting people down the River Thames to the Port of Tilbury following the unveiling of the new Windrush monument at […]
THE Essex County Schools Football Association is celebrating 100 years of County Representative football.
AFTER our AGM in April we welcomed our webmaster John Matthews, showing us the wealth of information on our website. It was first launched at the Thameside Theatre 20 years’ ago when Derek Austin. Hazel Austin, Maggie Smith. Susan Yates and John Matthews formed a sub-committee. Our website was first designed to be viewed from […]
A DATE has now been set for the official naming of the Aveley bypass in recognition of the loss of local soldier Nicky Mason.
AT our March meeting we welcomed Twigs Way, Research Consultant with the Essex Gardens Trust. Working with the Land of the Fanns she worked on a project to find the lost gardens of Thurrock. The project was in four parts – 50 Fabulous Features, 17 Sites, 15 Lost Gardens and 12 Volunteer Researchers.
HISTORIC England aerial photographic research published today gives fascinating insight into the changing landscape of Grade II registered Belhus Park in Thurrock, Essex, particularly during the Second World War.
ESSEX Community Foundation, along with the community foundations network across the UK, will be distributing the ‘Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’.
AT our first meeting in 2022 we welcomed Phil Edgar, showing many old photographs around Thurrock, too numerous to mention, but here are a few of them:
SCHOOLCHILDREN, councillors and members of the Thurrock community have come together today (Thursday 27 January) to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at a special service.At the annual event at Palmers Rest Garden, Grays, pupils from Belmont Castle Academy, Grays Convent High School and Woodside Academy read poems and prayers.
ESSEX Community Foundation (ECF) is one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, a £5 million programme that will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
HISTORY is happening all around all the time. There will come a time when today and tomorrow are history and the way of life of the early 21st century in the Land of the Fanns is looked back upon with interest and wonder as today we look back upon the early 19th century.
AT our November meeting Martyn Lockwood gave us a whistle-stop tour of Essex, citing many heroes and villains who lived there. He started with Eliab Harvey of Chigwell, a Rear Admiral who fought at Trafalgar and was one of the pallbearers to Nelson, also serving as an MP. There was also a connection with the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were brought home from their time in Australia and installed on farms in Greenstead and High Laver before going to Canada.
A TOWERING beacon is set to be installed in Bulphan Recreation Ground to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
ORTU Schools were honoured to be visited by Stephen Metcalfe MP on Remembrance Day, 11th November.
THE Thurrock community came together this past weekend to pay their respects on Remembrance Day.
A CONSERVATIVE councillor in Aveley has launched a campaign to commemorate a local soldier who died in Afghanistan.
SOUTH Ockendon-based construction company H W Wilson has exchanged its trademark green for red in the run up to Remembrance Sunday, 14 November.