BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER MAY 2016
SOCIETY AND OTHER NEWS
Part of Dagenham’s Civic Centre is to be contracted out to the University of Coventry to provide apprenticeships and degree courses for local residents.
The Coopers Arms in Chadwell Heath is the latest of the borough’s pubs to close its doors. There has been a pub on the site since the 1820s. The White Horse in Barking was demolished last month.
A new book entitled the Wands of Barking will be on sale at the May meeting priced £5.
We also have some USB sticks for sale at the bargain price of £7.
Valence House has a new website which now includes a searchable database of the 30,000+ materials stored in both the museum and Local Studies Centre. Visit www.valencehousecollections.co.uk
Our next meeting takes place on Monday 6th June when Georgina Green makes a welcome return to the society with a talk entitled Trees in History.
We have three new coach trips planned – Brighton on 15th May, the Essex Country Show on 11th September and Ipswich Christmas Market on 11th December. Book at the monthly meeting or telephone Richard Chapman on 01708 867500.
Good luck to members Margaret and Ron Nicholls following their recent move from Barking to Rainham.
Our good wishes are also sent to Doug Simpkins following his recent operation.
Pat Manley has arranged to take members on a tour of St. Margaret’s Church, Barking on Thursday 9th June (10am for 10.30). It will be followed by a tour of the abbey grounds by Tom Cromwell. All welcome.
Tuesday 10th May. Talk: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside,by Janet Seward. 7.45pm. Newham History Society, East Ham Conservative Club, 1, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD. Visitors welcome £2.
Monday 11th May. Talk: Valentines Mansion and Estate.Ilford Historical Society, Ilford Hill, 1G1 2AT. Visitors welcome £2.
Saturday 14th May. Talk: The villages of East London, by Peter Lawrence. 2pm. East of London Family History Society. St. Elisabeth’s Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT. Visitors welcome.
Tuesday 17th May. Talk: The Moat Farm murder 1899, by Martyn Lockwood. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Baptist Church Hall, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6PP at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Thursday 31st May Pathe News film screening. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT. 2pm. Telephone 020 8227 2034 to book/further details. £3.
Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May. Valence House Medieval Festival . Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, 10am-
Sunday 19th June. Open Squares Weekend. 12noon-
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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