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 […]
A NEW Thurrock Victory Memorial has been unveiled in Grays Town Park ahead of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) on Saturday 15 August. The final piece to be added – a slate plaque paying tribute to Thurrock’s brave service men and women – now adorns the memorial. It was originally due be revealed on […]
SREBRENICA Memorial Week sees communities across the UK commemorate the 25th anniversary of the genocide where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered, simply because of their faith, on 11 July 1995.
THURROCK BME Group celebrate The Windrush Day along with many migrants and the children and grandchildren of migrants across the UK.
TODAY, Monday 22 June, is the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush to Tilbury Docks and is the third National Windrush Day – a day dedicated to encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.
HISTORIC England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
EVEWRIGHT Arts Foundation (EAF) is pleased to announce that artist EVEWRIGHT will create Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories a unique outdoor site-specific Art Installation at Tilbury Cruise Terminal Essex between September – October 2020.
THE PEOPLE of Thurrock have come together today to celebrate Victory in Europe Day.
TILBURY played a very important role during the war not only as a dock but for evacuating Thurrock school children
THURROCK Council will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May with a number of private tributes and virtual events.
Escaping via Tilbury Docks – The story of Gunther Plüschow, the only First World War POW to escape Britain
THURROCK Local History society have written a fascinating article about Gunther Plüschow, the only German PoW to escape from the UK.
I WAS hoping to send out this “round robin” with good news but the current UK situation is far from that. What may be seen by some people as draconian advice from the Prime Minister
THE Re-enactment Group 95th rifles and Royal Horse Artillery will be there firing their guns.
I write on behalf of my members who were appalled to find out that another part of Thurrock’s Heritage is being allowed to go.
CLLR Deborah Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, has announced Thurrock Council’s plans to recognise the brave contribution of World War Two (WW2) veterans as part of Victory in Europe (VE) Day celebrations later this year.
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.
RESIDENTS in Thurrock can come together and commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at a free public event.