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Thurrock Local History Society

The aims of the Society are to encourage interest in and to collect and disseminate information on the history and antiquities of the Thurrock area and to take any action as is appropriate to secure the protection of any buildings, monuments and landscapes which in the opinion of the Society are of historical or architectural interest.

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Nothing on this web site should be reproduced or copied without the permission of Thurrock Local History Society or the copyright holder.

We have an occasional blog on Thurrock history and heritage

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The Society will resume meetings on 17th September at St John’s Church, Victoria Avenue Grays.       
 A short history of Aveley and Belhus by Susan Yates
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Training Ship Cornwall

      Tilbury Fort

Horndon Wool
Market

Baker Street
Windmill

South Ockendon
Church

Queen Elizabeth II
Bridge

The entrance to Tilbury Fort

The Wool Market at Horndon

Baker Street Mill

The round tower of South Ockendon church

                   

Latest pages

We have republished an article from Panorama 4 on Grays High Street in 1884

A geophysical survey by Historic England in Belhus Park shows a 17th century garden layout, confirming research by Phil Lobley - Belhus Park Survey

We are sad to report the death of Mary Dyne, long term member and former committee member

We have lost long term member and vice-chairman of the Society, Derek Austin - Funeral Notice

If you are at home with your children, we have a short video from Thurrock Museum about a Saxon hut in Chadwell St Mary.

We have published an on-line copy of our booklet about Alfred Russel Wallace.

We have been awarded a grant by the Land of the Fanns for a project on  the impact of the cement Industry on Thurrock's people and landscape.

A new book has been published on Archaeology in Thurrock - Thurrock's Deeper Past.

We have published Panorama 57.

The Society is sad to record the passing of Christopher Harold, long-term member and patron of the society.

Our obituaries for Jonathan Catton and Win Tinworth

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We got an answer to the question whether anyone could tell us about the Thurrock Motor Club?  

     

               
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