Additional Thurrock Heritage Plaques
|Funding from HLF|
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project, “Celebrating the people who have contributed to Thurrock's rich heritage”, announced earlier this year, includes funds for some new Thurrock heritage plaques. The subjects of these plaques will be nominated by the public and two will be chosen by a public vote. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, these plaques highlight the people, places and events that are important or interesting parts of Thurrock's heritage.
Nominations can be made via social media (Thurrock Local History Society
on Facebook or Thurrock History on Twitter), by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Susan Yates, c/o Thurrock Museum, Second Floor, Thameside
Complex, Orsett Rd, Grays RM17 5DX. A panel of leading people concerned
with Thurrock's heritage will select a short list from these nominations
and there will be a public vote later in the year. The person with the
highest vote will get a new plaque as will the person of the opposite
sex with the highest vote.
The late Jonathan Catton (Thurrock's then Heritage Officer) watches as Ingrid Pitt talks about her experience as the "Hammer Queen of Horror" at the unveiling of the heritage plaque to Dracula.
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