Friday, December 7, 2018

Barking and Dagenham has almost half the pubs it did in 2001, figures have revealed.

A museum has scooped £35,000 towards raising awareness of Barking’s former lords of the manor.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Workers in a shopping centre in Dagenham have generously stepped in and are selling poppies after the British Legion were unable to find any volunteers.

Peace was the message at a remembrance service in Barking today (Friday).

A computer science teacher staged a flypast to signal the start of a school’s remembrance service.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

It won’t be long before the First World War passes from living memory.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating 100 years since being saved from demolition with a new exhibition.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

The inheritor of a global glove legacy is on the hunt for factory workers from Dagenham.

Historic, innovative and quirky buildings across Barking and Dagenham are set to open their doors for one weekend only as part of Open House London.

Barking and Dagenham Council hosted a special flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd Indian Independence Day before a celebratory event for all the community yesterday.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history has been celebrated in a town hall ceremony.

The borough’s place in Windrush generation history is to be celebrated in a special ceremony.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The Bard of Barking has explored his family roots in the area to mark the centenary of his grandparents getting married and moving here from Essex.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A celebration of Armed Forces Day is coming to Valence House in Dagenham next weekend.

Eastbury Manor House is celebrating one hundred years since it was saved from demolition.

Barking and Dagenham residents who died serving in the armed forces are being honoured in a book of remembrance.

Archeologists excavating the area around Barking Abbey have uncovered artefacts over 10,000 years old, proving that societies have thrived in Barking for millennia.

Former sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham factory reunited for a tribute event commemorating 50 years since the historic strikes.

If there was any danger about the legacy of the Ford Dagenham strikers being forgotten, a film dramatisation released in 2010 put an end to that.

Ford Dagenham’s striking women machinists faced prejudice over their historic act in the media as well as the street.

Fifty years ago today 187 women made history by raising placards outside the Ford motor company’s Dagenham factory calling for equality.

The vote was clear: down tools, grab your handbags and walk out the door.

Striking sewing machinists and other campaigning women in Barking and Dagenham’s history have been immortalised in a silk banner.

Ready the cannon! The borough’s Summer of Festivals went off with a bang over the bank holiday weekend.

A Second World veteran from Dagenham has returned to the scene of some of the conflict’s hardest-fought battles to honour his fallen comrades.

The council is searching for Ford workers involved in the strike of 1968 strike to invite them to an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the walkout.

Valence House is to offer visitors the opportunity to experience life in different eras, from 2000BC to the present day.

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

Red and white flags are fluttering above Barking Town Hall this weekend for St George’s Day.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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