GRAYS resident, Vera Plumridge has been a doyen of the music scene for decades.
AS part of our Grays Lives project, we interviewed up and coming footballer, Haneeka. Not only is she on the cusp of the England team but she is a leading light in the development of the Grays Athletic under-14 side.
TONY CHUBB has an encyclopaedic knowledge of life in Grays from the 1930’s onwards. Much of our interview centres on his time in the number of cinemas that existed back then. A golden age?
LINDA Stewart loves to sing. From her early days as a child, through to singing at care homes and now singing as part of Royal Opera House Community Chorus.
MANY people will know Stoyan Georgiev and wife, Simona as the team behind the cafe in the Thameside Theatre.
THE Grays Riverside Big Local group held open house today (Sunday, 23 September) to talk about their work, share successes and look forward.
FOR the past eight years, Grove Road resident, Mike Stone was a local councillor. From potholes to planning, he dealt with issues that concerned the lives of Grays residents.
In the last five years, Eddie has been racing in competitions ranging from 10 kilometres to the full marathon.
Come and find out all about the Grays Riverside Community Big Local. Full details on poster.
EVA Rees love to be creative. You can catch Eva down at the Thurrock Writers Circle or with fellow painters at The Beehive in Grays. Where does the eighty-year-old William Street resident get her energy from? We spent a few hours in the company of Eva to talk about her influences and how they have […]
MIKE Ostler is the living embodiment of the perpetual motion. You may see him walking briskly down Orsett Road. You may see him as part of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus; you may see him at the Orsett Show on Saturday in the Heritage Zone. So we managed to sit Mike down and […]
THE purpose of the Grays Lives Project is to look at life in Grays, past, present and future.
THERE are some people we could listen to all day. Ninety-year-old John Crawley brought us back to his Grays memories of doodlebugs crashing on the Thameside library during the Second World War.
GRAYS artist Tim Harrold can often be seen out and about in Grays, gathering inspiration from his surroundings.
A NUMBER of our interviews for the Grays Lives Project are focussing on people who work in Grays. We interviewed the General Manager of Griffin Estate Agents, Ashley Froment, to discuss the work that he does and they do, both as an estate agent but also the charitable side of the business. The Grays Lives […]
WHEN he was living in Seabrooke Rise in Grays, resident Robin Atkins felt that he and others could use the power of Facebook to try and act as an intermediary between the public and Thurrock Council.
GRAYS student Ashley Palipana is now singing with the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
DEBBIE Fowler works for Signpost. They are based in Crown House in Grays and do a wonderful job in getting people back to work or, to be precise, signposting people back to work.
THE TITLE sounds like a sixties band but in fact Stephen Catchpole is at the vanguard of the clean up group that once a month, tackle litter along the Grays foreshore (and beyond). So as part of our Grays Lives Project, we went down to the foreshore to speak to Steve about the work the […]
WE only started the Grays Lives Project in June however, even in that short time, people have told us that we need to interview Jimmy Thandi.
THERE are people who have lived in Grays all their lives. There are some who have just moved in.
THE GRAYS area is represented by a number of councillors. Once a month, they all meet at the Thurrock Council civic offices in Grays to discuss a wide variety of issues. One of the councillors for Grays Riverside is cllr Martin Kerin. We spoke to cllr Kerin before and after the meeting in order to […]
LINDA Woodwards is the manager of the Lightship Cafe in Grays Beach Park. It looks like it has been a whole new lease of life for Linda. The cafe is, more than just a cafe, they say, so we went down, as part of the Grays Lives Project to find out more about the cafe […]
THE Grays Lives Project, brought to you in a partnership between The Grays Riverside Big Local and YourThurrock, is a series of interviews with people who live and work in the area.