It’s mint! Coins top the poll

mint iron age coins

IRON Age minted coins, a clock and medal, and women’s war uniform have been named Thurrock’s favourite artefacts in a public vote.

Earlier this year, Thurrock Museum invited residents to decide which three historical items out of a shortlist of 10 best illustrated Thurrock’s rich heritage. A total of 340 votes were cast online, in libraries and Purfleet Community Hub.

Results were as follows:

Iron Age minted coins: 72
Clock and medal: 70
Women’s war uniform: 69
Melted hotel bell: 58
Top hat and cane: 49
Roman pottery: 35
Olympic Games bronze medal: 33
16th century masonry: 32
Medal for exceptional service: 27
Tennis racket: 20

The three winning artefacts will be showcased in Thurrock Museum Collections on Tour around the borough later this year. This tour will visit events including Horndon Feast & Fayre on Saturday, 29 June; Thurrock International Celebration of Culture on Saturday, 6 July; Thurrock Thameside Nature Park on Friday, 26 July and Orsett Show heritage tent on Saturday, 7 September.

For more information on Thurrock Museum, visit thurrock.gov.uk/thurrock-museum