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As part of our HLF funded project, there will be new Thurrock Heritage plaques voted for by the public. An extensive "long list" of possible candidates nominated by various individuals, was whittled down to a short list of five by a panel of three people - Hazel Sacco, Thurrock's Heritage Officer; Mike Ostler, Chairman of the Thurrock Heritage Forum and Susan Yates, Chairman of the Thurrock Local History Society. The possible recipients for a new plaque are:
Margaret Jones - director of the Mucking Archaeological excavations (bottom right)

Kate Luard - highly decorated nurse who served in the Boer and Great War (centre)

William Palin - vicar of Stifford and author of the first local history book exclusively about a part of Thurrock (top right)

William Palmer - Lord of the Manor of Grays and founder of Palmer's College (his arms bottom left)

Gordon Steele VC - Naval officer and Old Palmerian awarded the VC (top left)

There was a public vote and the result was:-

There will be new plaques for Kate Luard, William Palmer and Margaret Jones.

We have produced videos celebrating Kate Luard, Margaret Jones and Lord Kitchener as part of our HLF funded project.


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