10 Facts About Thurrock


Thurrock is a unitary authority area with borough status and unparished area in the English ceremonial county of Essex.

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Thurrock includes most of the borough while South Basildon and East Thurrock includes some wards in the east of the borough.

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Thurrock in Bloom is a voluntary group that works in partnership with Thurrock Council and co-sponsors such as Sandown Nursery and Elm Horticulture to promote floral displays.

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The Thurrock initiative includes an annual competition and sponsorship of roundabouts.

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Thurrock has numerous archaeological sites including the major excavation at Mucking.

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The name "Thurrock" is a Saxon name meaning "the bottom of a ship".

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Thurrock includes the Bata village, built for workers of the shoe company in 1933.

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Thurrock's body was gibbeted — left to hang in an iron cage over the Thames at Tilbury Point — as a warning to future would-be pirates for twenty years.

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St Clement's Church and street scenes at West Thurrock were used in the making of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Thurrock has 55 schools; 39 of them are primary schools, 13 are secondary, two are special and one is alternative.

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