Battles Over

A Nation’s Tribute

Press Release

A commemoration booklet is available £5 inc. postage, contact or available at forum meeting 29th January at St. Stephen’s Church 7:30pm to collect at £3

Battle’s Over Programme

Roger the fireman lighting the Purfleet-on-Thames Beacon

Battles Over 11th November 2018 Official; Publication of Legacy and Commemoration


18.11.11 Battle Over

“A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived”. Bruno-Peek

Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum lead the borough’s participation in this event in conjunction with Thurrock Council, Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre and Purfleet Comunity Hub.

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In preparation the Purfleet Beacon needed to be restored.


Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum arranged and organised the restoration

funded by a Thurrock Council CEDF grant.


Restored beacon


We would like to thank

james-latham-logo.jpgUnit 4, Dolphin Way, Purfleet, RM19 1NZ for supplying all the boards that will be used for our main backdrop of WWI silhouettes.

Dulux DC unit 4 Trade City, Motherwell Way, West Thurrock. RM20 3AW for supplying all the paint for our main backdrop of WWI silhouettes.

ningbodistribution logo Unit 37, Juliet Way, Purfleet Industrial Park, London, RM15  4YD for their kind offer of a 40′ trailer for use as a stage

Ensign Bus Juliette Close, Purfleet Industrial Park, Purfleet, RM15 4YF



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