Old Images of Thurrock, Essex

Old picture of West Thurrock Essex England published 1770 to 1790

Glimpse the past through old images of Thurrock, the seaport and unitary authority in the geographic and historic county of Essex, England.

1960s Flamenco Festival

In the 1960s, Thurrock Arts Council held a presentation of Rafael de Sevilla’s Spanish Fiesta. The flamenco performances started at 7.15pm on Saturday, 20th February.

1960’s 8mm Cine Film “Flamenco in Thurrock” www.DaveEldergill.org – Dave Eldergill on YouTube

1970s Quarry Development

In the 1970s, John Stapleton reported on the proposals to convert cement quarries into land for housing, shops and parks.

It was the start of the movement we now know as ‘brownfield development’, and features an interview with Britain’s first Wasteland Reclamation Officer.

A local authority officer and a Conservative councillor also speak about their hopes and fears over this development project.

Thurrock: Refill Quarries (1970-1979) – British Pathé on YouTube

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