An event was held at Coalhouse Fort on 11th November, 2018 to mark the centenary of the armistice which ended the fighting in the 1st World War. A beacon was lit at 7.00 – one of over a thousand across the country.
Before the lighting of the beacon, there was a performance by the Thurrock Courts Players of the songs from Oh! What a Lovely War .
The names of servicemen from East and West Tilbury were read out. These included Robert Currie and James Diprose. There was also a reading from the letters of William Alma Cooper to the Grays and Tilbury Gazette.