News in Thurrock

Orsett workhouse from the north east in around 1920.

IN the latest of her occasional history features for Nub News, Susan Yates – the chair of Thurrock Local History Society – has been looking back at how the poor were helped across the borough over recent centuries and how and where workhouses were established.

She also gives some insight into the history of the site that currently houses Orsett Hospital, which is set for closure and demolition.

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THURROCK'S Thameside Theatre will be rocking to the hit sounds of one of the UK's most iconic bands next week.

The Best of Queen – The Break Free Tour whill be at the Grays Theatre on Friday, 4 March featuring the Queen Tribute band – Majesty, in a brand-new show. They will be performing The Best of Queen, while celebrating the music and showmanship of the UK's favourite rock band.

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Jill Snelling returns as Geraldine Granger in A Vicar of Dibley Christmas (The Second Coming)

THE long-awaited performance of A Vicar of Dibley Christmas (The Second Coming) is finally set to grace the stage of the Thameside Theatre, Grays this 10-12 February.

Following the antics of Geraldine and co as they take on 'The Greatest Story Ever Told', comedy fans will be amazed at the remarkable mimicking talents of this group in the first of a year of hit BBC comedies marking the centenary of the BBC in 2022.

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