HISTORY SOCIETY PROGRAMME
Society usually meets on the 3rd Friday of the month.
Meetings are held
at St John's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Grays RM16 2LP.
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE
Membership Subscriptions: Adults - £15.00, Students
Under age 16 - free,
Visitors (per meeting) - £2.00
PROGRAMME OF WINTER MEETINGS, 2021 - 2022
Friday, 17th September A short history of Aveley and Belhus by Susan Yates
Friday, 15th October Anglo-Saxon Landscapes by John Matthews
Friday, 19th November Essex Connections: Heroes and Villains by Martin Lockwood
Friday, 21st January Across Thurrock by Phil Edgar
Friday, 18th February Spas of Essex by Emma Cannell
Friday, 18th March Hidden in Plain Sight, Historic Gardens in Thurrock by Twiggs Way
Friday, 22nd April AGM followed by Looking at the Society's Web Site with John Matthews and PhilLobley
Friday 20th May Hidden History of Hospitals by Malcolm Harvey
Information about previous years society meetings: 2021-2022 2018-2019, 2017-2018 2016-2017 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.
YourThurrock filmed us at the Orsett Show in 2018.
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.
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
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.
More information may be obtained
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: Davy Down
PURFLEET HERITAGE & MILITARY
Opening times are:
Telephone number during opening
times 01708 890874
Web site: www.purfleet-heritage.com
THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM
A world war II aircraft reclamation group located at Coalhouse Fort.
This page was last updated on 25 November 2021
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