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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


The society was very sad to learn of the death of our Patron and long-term supporter, Randal Bingley, on 11th August 2014.

We also lost Brian Burton, during the Christmas break in 2013/14 and a memorial bench to Brian was unveiled on 31st August at Coalhouse Fort.

Latest pages

We have re-published Sherwin Chase's article entitled Thames Barges and Coastal Craft of Grays

The latest brief historical guide to Thurrock parishes is Fobbing.

We have been awarded a heritage lottery fund grant to raise the profile of Alfred Russel Wallace in Thurrock.

We have re-published Randal Bingley's article entitled Daniel Defoe - his trail uncovered

Barry Barns would like to know What happened in Kynoch Town in 1916 and who was Elizabeth Lawler?

We have an article on the light ship "Gull"

We wish to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War by publishing information about Thurrock men and women who participated.

We celebrated our 60th anniversary and received a letter from Buckingham Palace - Queen's letter

Thurrock Local History Society is supporting the campaign to preserve The Dell

There is a short account of The Lakeside Hammers

Can you help?

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


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