Monday, March 23, 2020

Prof Ged Martin looks at the way Essex people spoke 100 years ago

A new plaque commemorating the life of a Titanic survivor has been installed in St Chad’s Park.

A new heritage trail to celebrate some of east London’s extraordinary women has been launched.

Stories tat made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A scheme to compensate Windrush scandal victims has been slammed by MP Dame Margaret Hodge.

Stories that made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Stories that made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Councillors and pupils stood together in Barking Town Square to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Do you remember the secret lemonade drinker?

After the festive period, gift giving and indulgence follows the contrastingly bleak month of January and a period of self-deprivation: alcohol free, less calories and reduced spending... It is time to look back to thriftiness in Barking’s past - shopping here 100 years ago involved pawnbrokers and penny stores.

Borough leaders and school pupils will stand together on Monday as Barking and Dagenham remembers the victims of the Holocaust.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

Old school photos may be a bit embarrassing years after they were taken, but former pupils at one primary could see them form part of centenary celebrations.

A rare 15th century manuscript linked to Barking Abbey may be lost to the British public unless funds can be raised to prevent it being sold abroad.

A lot has happened in the past 10 years - and here are just some of the stories that made the pages of our paper since 2010.

In the second of our series on the stories behind Barking’s stores, historian Simone Panayi takes a look at the Jewish immigrant who set up Burton and may have inspired the phrase, ‘The Full Monty’.

The stories that made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

The fondest of memories have remained with me of the many times our family spent together at Christmas, with my grandmother and grandfather Wilson, our many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Local historian Michael Foley explains about his new book

Wreaths were laid in Barking to mark 101 years since the end of the First World War.

Veterans, politicians and young people alike turned out to pay their respects at a Remembrance Day service.

The sacrifice of those who died serving their country was remembered with a parade through Barking.

Pupils and veterans united at the Dagenham Village war memorial to remember those who died in service.

A family historian has restored the final resting place of his great, great, great grandparents after stumbling upon their grave in a Barking churchyard.

Stories that made the news 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A team of young people have renovated Valence House Museum’s replica air raid shelter to prepare themselves for a career in construction.

A team of budding amateur historians has visited a cemetery to “bring to life” some of Barking’s greats.

Children from Dagenham were among millions of youngsters to be sent to the country for their own safety at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Nigerian Independence Day and the start of Black History Month have been marked by two flag raising ceremonies.

Eighty years ago, children across Dagenham were sent to the country when the Second World War broke out.

How we reported the news this week in 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A family historian’s search for his ancestors’ burial place has ended in the middle of a churchyard’s path.

What a stink! People daring to visit Valence House Museum are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells.

Plans to bring a banqueting suite in Chadwell Heath back to its former glory as an art deco cinema have been given the green light by architects and independent cinema consultants.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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