BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2014
Sincere condolences go to our president Bill George on the recent death of his mother.
On a happier note Bill appeared on BBC’s The One Show last month.
Bill and I were at the Broadway Theatre, Barking on November 6th to jointly receive the English Heritage Schools’ Partner Award from Elizabeth Kangethe, the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham for the work the society has undertaken with local schoolchildren. Singer Billy Bragg performed at the same event (Heritage Schools’ Showcase).
The Barking and Dagenham CVS at Ripple Hall are very keen to hear from anyone who attended St. Paul’s Church in Ripple Road, Barking, which was destroyed by enemy action on 14th January 1945. They are planning a 70th anniversary ceremony and hope to find either members of congregation or their descendants. Please let me know if you have any information, photographs, etc.
There is no January meeting. Our next meeting is on Monday 2nd February when Peter Jennings will deliver a talk on Anglo-
Thursday 4th December Victorian Christmas recital at Valence House Museum 7.30 – 9pm. Tickets £10 (includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie). Booking essentail telephone 020 8227 2034.
Monday 8th December Talk: The story of Harrison Gibsons: Ilford’s famous High Road furniture store, by Janet Plimmer. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Ilford Historical Society. 7.30pm at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT. Non-
Tuesday 9th December Talk: City of Ships, by Ray Newton. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, E6. Non-
Thursday 11th December Film screening at Valence House Museum – never seen before archival film footage of Barking and Dagenham. 3 – 4pm. Refreshments provided.
Friday 12th December Carol Concert. Eastbury House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN 7pm-
Saturday 13th December. Branch elections and Christmas social. East of London Family History Barking branch. 2pm at St. Elisabeth Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Visitors welcome.
Wednesday 17th December Christmas social and quiz. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3.00. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Tuesday 13th January Talk: Call the midwife: a history of midwifery, by Clare Sexton. Friends of Valence House, Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue. 3pm. Members free, visitors £1.50.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and Prosperous new year.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
John Blake – Chairman
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