June 19 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Monday, June 11, 2012
Barking and Dagenham history buffs are set to enjoy a new book on the islands populating the Thames.
Eyots & Aits – Islands of the River Thames, by Miranda Vickers was published by the History Press last week.
The book includes sections on the Isle of Dogs in Docklands and the Thames estuary.
One of the victims of a vicious pub attack in Rainham that saw three men punched, kicked and stamped on says he only remembers waking up in a pool of blood.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson lists Barking’s Riverside development as a critical area for economic growth in his vision for the capital’s future.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.