Museum announces tour winners

18 April 2019

Iron Age minted coins, a clock and medal, and a women's war uniform have been named Thurrock's favourite artefacts in a public vote. 

Earlier this year, Thurrock Museum invited residents to decide which 3 historical items out of a shortlist of 10 best illustrated Thurrock’s rich heritage. A total of 340 votes were cast online, in libraries and at Purfleet Community Hub. 

Results were as follows:

  • Iron Age minted coins  72
  • clock and medal  70
  • women’s war uniform 69
  • melted hotel bell – 58
  • top hat and cane – 49
  • Roman pottery – 35
  • Olympic Games bronze medal – 33
  • 16th century masonry – 32
  • medal for exceptional service – 27
  • tennis racket – 20 

The 3 winning artefacts will be showcased in Thurrock Museum Collections on Tour around the borough later this year. The tour will visit events including:

  • Horndon Feast and Fayre on Saturday 29 June
  • Thurrock International Celebration of Culture at the forecourt of South Essex College and at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Grays on Saturday 6 July
  • Thurrock Thameside Nature Park on Friday 26 July
  • Orsett Show heritage tent on Saturday 7 September.

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