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Wartime memories brought to life at Thurrock Museum

15 January 2019

Share your wartime memories of life in the borough at a special event marking this year's 80th anniversary of the start of World War Two.

On Wednesday 23 January, residents are invited to a Memories Morning between 11am and 1pm at the Thameside Complex as part of Thurrock Museum’s new World War Two commemorative project. 

Those attending will be able to reminisce about their wartime memories connected to Thurrock on the day over a tea or coffee. All experiences shared will be recorded and archived for future use in exhibitions, events and publications. 

Cllr Deborah Huelin, portfolio holder for communities, said: "The period between September 1939 and September 1945 represents a significant time in Britain’s history. There's no better way to gain valuable insights into this war and its impact on the community – for both evacuees and those who served – by  hearing about local memories first-hand."

Memories Morning is one of many free events and exhibitions that Thurrock Museum Volunteers will run during the upcoming year to mark various 80th anniversaries from World War Two.

To find out about other events at Thurrock Museum, go to thurrock.gov.uk/museumevents

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