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Friday, January 20, 2017

Every Wednesday, a music fan hops on the bus to head to her favourite dance hall.

Tributes have been paid to a “gentleman” who championed the forging of friendship between two coutnries.

Post memories normally recalls history within living memory, but thanks to hardworking staff and volunteers at Valence House Publications, this week we have a glimpse of the turn of the 19th century.

When Sandra Knight died in December 1982 she left behind a baby girl. Now 34, Kelly Piccard talks to Phoebe Cooke about delving into her past...

Help decide how to best preserve the borough’s past.

Hardy Amies created clothes for the Queen and the 1966 World Cup kit. But he came from humble beginnings, as Zoah Hedges-Stocks discovers ahead of an exhibition about his work.

Know your two fat ladies from your legs eleven?

Sexually abused by his godfather from the age of four, wrongly imprisoned and tortured at 20, Jean-Louis Kassis knows the importance of a second chance at life in a foreign country.

Shivering, arms crossed and stunned by the cold.

As a veteran of two World Wars and decades in industry, the JJ Prior is not your average bed and breakfast.

An ageing aristocrat is in need of some tender loving care.

A family swapped phones for fast fashion when they travelled back through six decades – to a time before they were born.

Gallery: Inside Dagenham’s Ford Heritage Centre

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Usually closed to the public, the Post was given a rare glimpse into Dagenham’s automobile achievements at the Ford Heritage Centre, home to priceless cars.

Potion making and apple bobbing entertained families – along with a dramatic retelling of the Gunpowder Plot.

Spoken word, fashion and dance were all part of a community group’s Black History Month celebrations.

A councillor swapped the town hall for the catwalk to open a fashion show.

A former PE teacher talks to Zoah Hedges-Stocks about his 33-year career spent teaching sport – even when the ground was completely frozen.

Nick Moore, whose dad was awarded the George Cross for his selfless work defusing bombs in the Blitz, remembers his father as a new exhibition recognises his contribution.

A group of lucky Ford lovers have taken a unique trip down automobile memory lane.

Alan Shadrake has drifted all over the world – and back to the house where he was born. Along the way, he worked as a ghostwriter, getting close to the families of both the famous and the infamous.

The Nigerian flag was raised outside Barking Town Hall this afternoon to celebrate 56 years since the country’s independence.

Apple pressing, breadmaking and Tudor dancing gave families a taste of what life was like in the 16th Century.

A pioneer who fought for votes for women when she was just a teenager and took tea with notorious rebels is set to be commemorated with a new women’s centre.

One of the borough’s oldest residents watched as a Union Jack was replaced outside a war memorial.

A new project is set to explore Ford’s heritage – and you can be a part of it.

A woman who found two war medals in the street is hoping to return them to their owner.

The sacrifices and contributions of the borough’s seafaring men and women were remembered at a special flag-raising ceremony on Friday.

In the former Ford stamping plant, it was thrown away as rubbish. But in a jeweller’s workshop in Manchester, it becomes treasure.

Residents took a trip back in time by taking part in an old-fashioned sports day.

The Nineties were back with a vengeance as a host of boybands took fans by storm on a sunny day of nostalgic tributes.

A grandmother is searching for relatives of a man that she thinks could be her long-lost uncle.

Why is Mayesbrook Park sometimes called Matchstick Island? Why are there steps that lead to nowhere?

Just weeks ago, a third-generation welding firm weeped tears of joy as they accepted a prestigious business award.

Happy couple Terry and Norma Matthews tell Zoah Hedges-Stocks about their lives together as they celebrate 60 years of married bliss

A pair of former team-mates of Bobby Moore have backed the council’s campaign to have a statue built of the World Cup-winning captain.

Celebrations are taking place up and down the country today to mark the 50th anniversary of England’s historic World Cup win.

People across the country will celebrate the 50th anniversary of England’s historic World Cup win tomorrow.

Grime music and Dagenham. The two may not sound like a natural combination but the area has played a key role in the genre’s development over the past 15 years.

Letters home from a soldier in the Crimean War reveal what life was like while Queen Victoria was on the throne, as Zoah Hedges-Stocks discovers

Bobby Moore’s daughter unveiled an English Heritage blue plaque at the former home of the England World Cup-winning captain this afternoon.

A blue English Heritage plaque will be unveiled at the childhood home of England’s World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore this afternoon.

Pipers sounded a tuneful tribute as they paid their respects to their “inspirational” co-founder before a crowd of 100 mourners this afternoon.

Childhood nostaglia inspired a train enthusiast to shell out on a new electric model for the public to enjoy.

She may be basking in the warm glow of power now, but two decades ago our new prime minister was humiliated in the borough.

An archive masterclass celebrated the Dagenham Girl Pipers, with Sebastian Murphy-Bates joining the tribute to late Pipe Major Peggy Iris

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