Pictures of ‘Bygone Barking and Dagenham’ wanted

Ronnie Lee's newsagents in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham.

Ronnie Lee's newsagents in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

Dig out your old photo albums! Root through the attic for those forgotten pictures! And send your shapshots into the post.

Ronnie Lee's newsagents in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, as it is today

Ronnie Lee's newsagents in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, as it is today - Credit: Archant

We want your old photos of Barking and Dagenham to showcase on our Facebook page and possibly make it into the paper.

Family run shop Ronnie Lee Newsagent Lodge Avenue dagenham in early 50s /Picture: David

Family run shop Ronnie Lee Newsagent Lodge Avenue dagenham in early 50s /Picture: David - Credit: Archant

A number of you have already responded to our appeal for pictures. Shown here are snaps of Ronnie Lee’s Newsagents in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, from circa 1950s to the present day.

Mr Ronnie Lee (left), his son Michael Lee (middle) and Ronnie's brother Mick in the shop from 1978

Mr Ronnie Lee (left), his son Michael Lee (middle) and Ronnie's brother Mick in the shop from 1978 - Credit: Archant

The shop has been in the Lee family for 60 years and is now run by third and fourth generations of the family, Michael Lee and his son Jamie Lee.

These photographs were sent in by David Medcraft who has worked in the shop for the past four years. They are now featured on our Facebook page.


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If you’ve got a classic shot of a local landmark, or even if you’re trying to trace someone in an old photo, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Please send your images in by post to: Barking and Dagenham Post, 539 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1UD.

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If youre images are already in a digital format, you can email them to us at postnewsdesk@archant.co.uk, post them on our Facebook page or send them to us via @bdpost on Twitter using the hashtag #bygoneBD.

Feel free to contact us on 0208 477 3900 or via the email address above with any questions or queries.

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