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Interwar memories come to life at Thurrock Museum

18 March 2019

Experience an era of significant change in a new exhibition at the Thameside Complex next month.

From Monday 8 April to 11am, Friday 26 April, locals can discover about the period between the two World Wars – known as the 'interwar' years – at a free exhibition presented by Thurrock Museum volunteers.

The years between November 1918 and September 1939 saw England adjusting to a social transformation as career opportunities developed for women, those aged over 21 were given the right to vote and Nancy Astor became the first woman MP.

Overseas, Adolf Hitler began his rise to power after being appointed Chancellor in Germany while billions of dollars were lost when the Wall Street stock market crashed in America. There was more unrest back home with the General Strike and Jarrow Crusade.

It wasn't all doom and gloom. Different styles of dance, such as the Charleston, started to become popular, silent films were replaced with talkies and the BBC was founded.

The Interwar Years exhibition is one of many free events and exhibitions that Thurrock Museum will run during 2019.

You can find out about other events at thurrock.gov.uk/museumevents

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