Happy Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:29 am by henrysgauntlet

Happy Christmas and a good New Year to everyone.



Christmas Wishes

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:37 pm by henrysgauntlet

Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year


Election news from a quiet target seat

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:21 pm by henrysgauntlet

The western half of Thurrock, the bit in the Thurrock parliamentary constituency, is a seething maelstrom of electoral inactivity.   It is a Labour/Conservative target seat, and I was told this morning that the Conservatives must win it to have any chance………

Yes, I know, I could get out there and campaign for somebody, but after all Henry’s getting on a bit, and his armour is rusty.

The Thurrock Gazette is doing its bit, and should feel proud of itself.   It has been publishing regular photographs of the Labour candidate for at least a year, before ever he was selected.   That’s the beauty of being a local councillor.   There is an excuse for the Gazette to publicise you.

Yesterday something very strange happened.   Henry was canvassed by the Conservative candidate.   There was a knock on the portcullis of his castle, and there she stood.   That’s the first time for many years, possibly ever, that this castle has been canvassed by the Conservatives.

Several bits of red paper have arrived by hand delivery from Labour, and the Conservatives are the first off the block with the freepost election address which arrived several days ago.   No communications from anyone else.

So now Henry awaits the Whigs, (he means the Liberals who are not a shiny new untried party, but have actually been around for as long as the Tories), the BNP and UKIP.


Happy New Year to everyone. May it be a good 2009

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:38 am by henrysgauntlet


New local history post follows shortly

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:18 pm by henrysgauntlet


Henry’s Poll — on Chadwell Primary School

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:05 pm by henrysgauntlet


Apologies for quiet period but another piece of local history follows

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:21 pm by henrysgauntlet

Sorry Sir Henry has been out of action for some time, but he has been deeply involved in great affairs of state!

To make up for it, another fascinating piece of local history follows.


An individual view of the area

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:33 pm by henrysgauntlet

This blog will be commenting about what is happening in Grays, and will also comment on the rest of Thurrock, and the county of Essex.

It will no doubt be critical at times, but will also praise the good things.

The writer is a life-long resident, whose family have been in the area for 500 years.