Helping communities celebrate Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity

Helping communities celebrate Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity

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.

Thurrock History Society: November Report

Thurrock History Society: November Report

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.

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 […]

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