Thursday, 2 September 2004
Everybody is invited to Our Heritage - a free open day organised by Thurrock Council at Tilbury Fort this month (Saturday, 11 September).
The all-day event (from 11am to 4pm) is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage who have kindly given free access to the fort.
The day promises to be packed with music, dance, re-enactments, exhibitions and activities such as archery, Roman mosaic making, artillery displays and much more.
The day includes free access to Tilbury Fort in Fort Road, where more than £1 million has recently been spent on conservation.
The council's External Funding Team will also provide information and advice on potential sources of funding for heritage and cultural groups.
Councillor Ben Maney, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: "Thurrock's heritage is diverse and unique and so is the partnership of groups and societies who are working together to allow everybody the opportunity to enjoy and participate in all levels of our cultural heritage."
Jonathan Catton, Heritage & Museum Officer for Thurrock Council, said: "Thanks to free access to the fort on the day, I hope as many people as possible come along to discover the fort, explore the buildings and take advantage of the many other free heritage activities going on throughout the day."
Thurrock CVS has also been involved in obtaining the funding and organising the day. Chief Executive, Natalie Warren said: "It is with thanks to many dedicated volunteers involved in the groups taking part that people can come along on the day and learn more about Thurrock's heritage."