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Memory Lane

Pupils stand and watch as firemen check out the burnt out roof

How the head tried to save his burning school

How the unions used to protect railwaymen

The gravestone in Malta

Thurrock link to fallen soldier found in Malta

Port bid failed, years before London Gateway

Youngsters work on the training ship

Book highlights training ship lessons

The unveiling of the Stanford war memorial

Memorials popped up everywhere after war

The market back in the 1950s

The many different guises of our market

Territorial soldiers on inspection

Finding out more about the Great War

The Orsett Show back in 1953

How the show has changed in 60 years

The ships

The spectacular sight of sailing on the Thames

Harvesting in Stanford-le-Hope

First the harvest, then Orsett Show

Sprays are prepared

Potato eating bug that made Tilbury its home

Tracing the footballing likely lads from 1953

The entrance to the explosives works

The lions that guarded explosives factory

An illustration from the time

Thurrock's key role in the Peasants' Revolt

The pub when it was the Sailor's Return Inn

What's in a name? Pub's colourful past

The church of St Peter & St Paul

Interesting history of a delightful church

Paying tribute during Armed Forces Week

How boat's arrival marked the start of multi-culturalism

Conundrum being made at Tilbury Docks

How Thurrock helped the war landings effort

Notices of coronation events in the Gazette

How Thurrock partied for the coronation

The Brig William

Sinking that also led to a diver's death

Ramsay MacDonald at the opening

When Prime Minister MacDonald opened landing stage

The damage after the explosion in Tilbury

The danger of transporting garrison gunpowder

The opening of the new library

Sixty years of library serving community

The Scouts in the mine shaft

We're going underground!

Choir still in great voice after 75 years

The ad for Wings for Victory week

The days when they fundraised to buy a bomber

One of the souvenir badges

The company that put it all back together

The Zeppelin in the Thames

Reward to down the Zeppelins!

The West Thurrock No.2 branch shop in 1900

History of the Co-op movement in borough

Ivy Walls

The day our most famous author moved to town

Some of the work on the baskets

When Orsett became full of basket cases!

The ship moored alongside Wingroves Hotel

Little known about sailor's heroic act

The original Carnegie library

How our library eventually went Thameside

A view out on the Tunnel Jetty as loading takes place

How making cement once ruled the borough

The Scouts' photo

Can you help ID Scouts from the 1950s?

The Queen's visit

How the Queen boosted us after the floods

Corringham Light Railway

Journeying again down the light railway

The floods

Remembering the Tilbury floods 60 years ago

The 1944 calendar

How V became the symbol of a war victory

The Goliath

The devastating blaze that claimed the Goliath

Some of the Chadwell discoveries

Treasure that's been found in Chadwell

The Oak in Lodge Lane

Tracing the history of The Oak

St Clements Church

Stories from our Four Weddings church

The Gull

From then to now...a history of The Gull

The picture of the team and workers

When our cricketers left for Oz

West Road in South Ockendon

Visit 19th century South Ockendon

The society in 1955

History society's 60th birthday

The ship stranded on the Thames

When the Corinthic ran aground

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