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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.

The area covered by the Thurrock Local History Society

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

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

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

We have published Panorama 57.

On the 19th February, Writtle College will be hosting the Heritage Writtle Annual Lecture by Dr Sam Lucy on the Mucking Excavation

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

We have published an article about the Reverend John Newton who lived in Aveley.

The programme of Society talks for 2018-19

We held a vote on who should get a new Thurrock Heritage plaque - nominations and voting results here

We have re-published Randal Bingley's article entitled The Coal Road - a Highway in Decline

There is a video of the 2017 Heritage Zone at the Orsett Show

Our obituaries for Jonathan Catton and Win Tinworth

An article on a real Aveley heroine.

Can you help?

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


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