GOOD EVENING, I'M FROM ESSEX IN CASE YOU COULDN'T TELL… TRAVELS OF AN EXILED ESSEX MAN AROUND THE THAMES DELTA AND THROUGH GOD'S OWN COUNTY
Monday, 3 December 2012
Essex trivia #6 Thurrock means "dung heap in a field"!
Thurrock does not have the most romantic of connotations: the council’s website reveals that in Saxon or Old
English, ‘Turroc’ meant either ‘the bottom part of a boat
where the bilge water lies’ or ‘a dung heap in a field’. All facts are from Pete May's new book The Joy of Essex (Robson Press).