Eastbury Manor House celebrates 100 years since avoiding demolition
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Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.
The 16th-century gentry house was almost knocked down to make way for a housing development in 1918, until the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) stepped in.
Eastbury Saved will tell the story of SPAB’s work with the National Trust to protect the now Grade II listed Barking site. It will include a display about Eastbury between 1883 and 1918, and will look at the wider industrial changes that were happening at the time.
The exhibition forms part of the We Love Eastbury: 100 Years of Protection and Preservation project, funded by the National Lottery.
Councillor Saima Ashraf, cabinet member for community engagement, said: “Eastbury Manor House is a wonderful and historic building, and we should be proud of its rich and eventful history.”
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The exhibition is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Entrance is free for Barking and Dagenham residents and SPAB and National Trust members. Entry for non-residents is £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.
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