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New Club Set Up (Press Release)

April 13, 1990

Dusted out from the archives, here are a number of press releases which date back to when Thurrock 18 Plus was still a new club. They were all written by Gary Dunnings, former PRO of both Thurrock and Barking & Dagenham. Thanks to Iain Parkes for digging them out.


If the thought of spending another boring night in the pub is enough to drive you to despair, and you are aged between 18 and 30, then a new club about to be launched in Grays may be just what you are looking for.

Making the most of your free-time can be more difficult in your twenties than as a teenager as friends go to college, move away to new jobs or marry.

But if you are not into a specific sport or past-time and want to meet people it can be difficult to know where to go.

Now, 18 Plus, a national organisation, intend to open a branch in Grays where young people can meet.

It is a non-commercial independent organisation which has no ties with any company, brewery, or religious or political body.

Members can take part in a range of activities ranging from parties to sport, theatre trips to fun-packed weekends away.

Development Chairman Kim Smith said “Prices are kept to a minimum. The emphasis is on providing a packed value for money calendar.

“Don’t be put off by the name if you are nearer 30 than 18. All ages in the range are covered and age doesn’t mattter that much anyway.”

Anyone requiring further details should write to…

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