Saturday, June 22, 2024


Gurkhas and riders will come together for commemorative event

SUNDAY (21 April) will bring a celebration of the presence of Gurkhas in the Thurrock community. The event, at Purfleet-on-Thames Heritage and Miliary Centre on...

National expansion of blue plaques schemes

PEOPLE across England will be able to celebrate local historical figures under a proposed expansion of the official blue plaques scheme which currently only...

Thurrock at Sea exhibition to be held at Thameside Theatre

FOLLOWING on from 'War in the Sky' the next exhibition in the Thameside Gallery produced by its vilunteers is 'Thurrock at Sea' which opens on Saturday, 16 September and closes on Friday, 20 October at 11am.

Nurse to attend Westminster Abbey service for NHS birthday

ONE of their staff members will be joining NHS staff and their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh for a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the NHS 75th birthday.

c2c commemorates Remembrance day with school poster competition

LOCAL train operator c2c will be offering free travel for service personnel on Remembrance Sunday and is also commemorating the event with a Remembrance day poster designed by a local school pupil.

Heritage Open Day set for Purflett-on-Thames

PLANS are being made by the High House Community Group to ensure the next Heritage Open Day at the Purfleet-on-Thames venue next month will be a success.

Rush: A joyous Jamaican journey at The Queens Theatre

IN 1948, hundreds of people from the Caribbean boarded the Empire Windrush and travelled to Tilbury Docks in Essex. With them they brought an explosion of dance, art, writing and music which would transform British culture.  

Thurrock History Society: Hidden in Plain Sight by Twigs Way

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. 

Former William Edwards students slam decision to change house names

FORMER pupils at William Edwards School in Grays have launched a petition calling on the school to reverse its decision to change its four house names.

Thurrock Local History Society: Greenwich and the Sheerness Project:

AT our October meeting we welcomed Will Palin (a descendant of Rev William Palin of Stifford) chair of the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust who, together with The Spitalfields Trust, aim to preserve the buildings and bring back life to the area.

Thurrock Council to commemorate Armed Forces Day with series of events.

A special ceremony on Monday 24 June will see the Armed Forces Flag raised outside the Civic Offices, Grays to remember and honour those who fought for our country. The event will be hosted by Cllr Terry Piccolo, Mayor of Thurrock begins at 10.15am.

Share your World War Two memories at Thameside Complex

SHARE your wartime memories of life in the borough at a special event later this month marking 80 years since the Second World War.

Thurrock Scouts make special Remembrance displays

TWO of Thurrock's Scout Groups have produced displays for Remembrance Day.

Thurrock residents urged to be aware of poppy scams

British public urged to beware of poppy merchandise scams THE Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion urge consumers to beware of fake...

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