HISTORY SOCIETY PROGRAMME
Society usually meets on the 3rd Friday of the month.
Meetings are held
at Thurrock Adult Community
College, Richmond Road,
Grays Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6DN.
Membership Subscriptions: Adults - £12.50, Students
Under age 16 - Free,
Visitors (per meeting) - £2.00
PROGRAMME OF WINTER MEETINGS,
2016 - 2017
riday, 24th February Jack the Ripper by Susan Yates
Friday 17th March The History of Grays by Phillip Edgar
Friday, 21st April AGM followed by an update on Alfred Russel Wallace by John Matthews. Meeting starts at 7.30
Friday, 19th May Defending London's River, The History of Tilbury Fort by Kevin Diver
On Friday, September16th, Eve Regelous told us that Everything stops for Tea - click here
On Friday, October 21st, we learned about St Catherine's Church and Coalhouse Fort from Hazel Sacco - click here
Friday, November 18th, Linda Rhodes told us about Scandals at sea - Sad Tales of Barking Fishing apprentices - click here
Friday, December 9th was our Christmas Meeting - click here
Friday, 20th January, Ann Hardy talked about her life as a theatrical costumier - For Richer, For Poorer - click here
Information about previous years society meetings: 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2001-2002
We held three outings in the summer of 2016 - details here. Previous outings - to the Globe Theatre in April 2010, Cambridge in June 2010 and to Portsmouth. Bletchley Park, Dover, Waltham Abbey and Eltham Palace.
The society supported the Essex History Fair - see us in 2004.
Thurrock Heritage Forum
The Forum's basic aims and objectives:
- To inform and assist Thurrock Council on heritage matters.
- To encourage the safeguarding and preservation of Thurrock Heritage for the public benefit.
- To facilitate communication and involvement for all on local heritage projects.
- To promote the wider understanding of Thurrock's Heritage.
- To uphold and maintain accuracy of information of Thurrock's local History.
The Forum welcomes new members.
For further information contact: Jonathan Catton, Heritage and Museum Officer on 01375 382555 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
Admission charges for normal open days
Adults (aged 16 to 60) £3.00
Adults aged 60 or over £2.50
Children under 16 years (must be accompanied by an adult) - No charge
Public admission to certain parts of the fort is only possible as part of a guided tour, the cost of which is included in the admission charge.
There is no reduction in admission charge for visitors not wanting to join a guided tour.
For more information see:
ALL SAINTS CHURCH - EAST HORNDON
The church of All Saints stands on rising ground overlooking the Thames plain at the junction of the London to Southend and Brentwood to Tilbury roads. The chancel, nave, tower, north and south transepts and north chapel date from the last quarter of the 15th century built almost entirely of red brick. The south chapel and porch were added during the first quarter of the succeeding century. An interesting and possibly unique feature of the church is the pair of two-storeyed transepts supposed to have been the living quarters of chantry priests. The church has been associated with the Tyrell family since the 14th century.
The All Saints Society was dissolved on 31st December 2009. The church is in the care of a national charity, The Churches Conservation Trust, who are assisted locally by the Friends of East Horndon Church. Volunteers are always needed to help look after this unique structure.
The church is open every Saturday from May to September inclusive from 1030-1530.
Tilbury Fort is open daily, 10 am-5
pm 1st April to 31st October.
For more information ring 01375 858489
DAVY DOWN INFORMATION CENTRE & COUNTRY PARK
Davy Down is situated in Pilgrims Lane, North Stifford. Grid Ref. 803588 - OS Landranger sheet 177
The information centre is housed in the Pumping Station Buildings built in 1928 to house large diesel engines which provided the power to extract water from a 150 ft borehole in the chalk below.
Davy Down acts as the gateway to
the Mardyke Way, part of the Thames Chase Community
For more information click here: www.davydown.org.uk
PURFLEET HERITAGE & MILITARY
Opening times are:
Telephone number during opening
times 01708 890874
Web site: www.purfleet-heritage.com
THAMESIDE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
The Group meets on Friday, once a month at Grays Adult Community College, Bridge Rd., Grays at 8 pm. Annual subscription £10.
Further information ring 01375 850881 or 01375 672973
THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM
A world war II aircraft reclamation group located at Coalhouse Fort.
This page was last updated on 09 February 2017
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