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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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Due to the current Covid situation, the Society's Christmas social on the 17th December has been cancelled       


Training Ship Cornwall

      Tilbury Fort

Horndon Wool

Baker Street

South Ockendon

Queen Elizabeth II

The entrance to Tilbury Fort

The Wool Market at Horndon

Baker Street Mill

The round tower of South Ockendon church


Latest pages

We have published Panorama 58.

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.

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

Can you help?

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


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