In memory of Tilbury’s Neil Robin Wright who died on 9/11

In memory of Tilbury’s Neil Robin Wright who died on 9/11

IN A FAR corner of a cemetery in Chadwell St Mary lies the grave of Neil Robin Wright. The then 30-year-old options broker from Tilbury, died on September 11th, 2001 in the Twin Towers. Neil worked for the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald. The company were based between the 101st and 104th of the […]

Number of Heritage Walks in Thurrock

Number of Heritage Walks in Thurrock

Cementing Thurrock Saturday 28th August – 10.30am meet outside Thameside Complex. The walk will last about three hours. It covers about three and a half miles and will mainly be alongside busy roads which we will have to cross. A brief section goes through the nature reserve where the surface is paved, but it is […]

Thurrock Yacht Club fly the flags for Windrush

Thurrock Yacht Club fly the flags for Windrush

THURROCK Yacht Club have raised a commemorative hoist of flags at their club base in Grays to commemorate the disembarkation of the Empire Windrush passengers on 22nd of June 1948. The colourful hoist comprises the modern national flags of countries of many of the immigrants, as well as a banner provided by the Thurrock 100 festival.

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 […]

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