The trustees of the Coalhouse Fort Project have announced that the project is to close.
Ken Levy, a project Volunteer, said, “After 20 years I honestly and truly feel really dejected about this. We now have to dispose of the military collections we have assembled and we have been dumped and pushed aside. This is a military site with a military history but the things we have collected to reflect that history aren’t wanted it seems. I’m heartbroken about it. There will be no more open days and I am not sure how people will get to see the fort now.”
Susan Yates, Chairman of the Thurrock Local History Society said that members were appalled by the threatened loss of an important part of Thurrock’s Heritage.