THE Land of the Fanns, spanning 185 square kilometres from south west Essex to east London, is an area rich in history, diverse in landscapes and full of fascinating characters and stories.
PURFLEET Heritage and Military Centre General Meeting and AGM
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.
COMMUNITY events are being held across Thurrock this year to celebrate Windrush Day (22 June) – a day dedicated to recognising the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.
GRAYS residents, councillors and community groups came together yesterday to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the D Day Mulberry Landings.
THURROCK Council shares the sentiments of loss and sadness felt across the world following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
IT was a simple gesture: To walk a hundred laps outside his home. It was a simple phrase: “Tomorrow, will be a better day”.
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 […]
THURROCK Council will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January with online tributes from schoolchildren, councillors and the Thurrock community.
THE death in the early hours of Sunday morning has been announced of one of Thurrock’s most respected war veterans – the much-loved and admired Albert England reports Thurrock Nub News.
THE Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme is seeking new volunteers to train in oral history interviewing.
HISTORIC parkland and fantastic features from designed landscapes have emerged during a project run by the Land of the Fanns in partnership with the Gardens Trust
ORMISTON Park Academy honours past pupil in Remembrance Day ceremony.
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 […]
BULPHAN WI members along with a WISP (WI Supporting Partner) braved the windy conditions on the morning of Sunday 1st November to install the poppy display on the village church lychgate and placed a wreath at the WI flowerbed at the village hall.
TODAY we remember all the Essex police officers who have given their lives for our country during both World Wars and in subsequent conflicts.
PURFLEET-on-Thames Remembrance Day
THURROCK Museum Volunteers proudly present a special display for Armistice to commemorate the Thurrock people who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
THURROCK residents are encouraged to privately mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this November with commemorations at home.
THEN again, Rom Skateboard Park in Hornchuch is no ordinary skateboard park. Since its opening on a rainy summer in 1978, it has garnered a worldwide reputation.
A BRIDGE that many Windrush “pioneers” would have walked across as they arrived in the UK for the first time has been turned into an art installation. Evewright, an Essex-based artist, added 130 images and 35 audio recordings to the 55-metre (180ft) walkway in Tilbury. Olympic javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson sent pictures of her parents, […]
THE Not Forgotten is seeking your support to find and thank our remaining World War II veterans, who have been denied their 75th anniversary celebrations by Covid-19.
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
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 […]