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1:26pm Wednesday 19th June 2013
THIS week in Down Memory Lane we recall the arrival, on June 22, 1948, of the SS Empire Windrush, at the Tilbury Riverside Landing Stage, with the first shipload of more than 600 West Indians seeking employment in what they describe as the Mother Land.
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11:27am Wednesday 15th May 2013
THIS week in Down Memory Lane we remember the visit 83 years ago to Tilbury by Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald (October 12, 1866 – November 9, 1937) who was the first ever Labour Party prime minister in 1924, and from 1929 to 1931, as well as a National Government from 1931 to 1935.
11:02am Wednesday 8th May 2013
THIS week in Down Memory Lane we investigate press gangs and explosions related to the delivery of gun powder from the Royal Waltham Abbey gun powder mills to the Royal Gunpowder magazines in Purfleet.
Your Say Your Thurrock
THIS shows how councillors of all colours are capable of making solid planning decisions based on the needs of the local community unlike the Development Corporation. I'm glad that they saw through the plans, which in effect were just flats on top of a gym. Well done to all councillors. − Bernard 87, Chafford HundredLeisure centre flats plan is thrown out »
A SUPER initiative! Maybe schools should do more of this to promote self-esteem amongst their pupils? A genuine life skill that will produce confident individuals who make a positive contribution to society! − E.C.M2012Contest success for our young speakers »
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