BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
80th Anniversary 1934-
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2014
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.
Many members of the society attended the launch of the new Becontree Mural at Valence House Museum on Saturday 25th October. Artist Chad McCail kindly paid tribute to our society in a speech to the assembled guests including Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council.
On 21st October we visited Golders Hill Park followed by a guided tour of Kenwood House – despite being on the receiving end of the hurricane (we were literally blown across the park!) it was a great success. Thanks to Sylvia Daly for organising this trip.
Fourteen members of the society enjoyed a visit to the Granary Building and Ice House Quarter in Barking on 16 th October, and a guided tour was provided by Steve Drury of the company Rooff. View Bill George’s excellent photographs of the visit on our website.
The Society has received a very warm letter from the family of Frank Tingey expressing their thanks for the welcome they received at the September meeting and, above all, the booklet of Frank’s drawings produced by Bill George. They have kindly made a substantial donation to the society.
Our next meeting is on Monday 1 st December when there will be a quiz. Mince pies and nibbles will be supplied and coffee and tea will be on sale during the break. Otherwise, bring your own drinks!
Saturday 8th November. Talk:German internment in World War I, by Paul Barnfield. East of London Family History Barking branch. 2pm at St. Elisabeth Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Visitors welcome.
Monday 10th November Behind the scenes tour at Valence House Museum. Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. 2 – 3pm. Free admission. Telephone 020 8227 2034 for more details.
Monday 10th November Talk: When Minahan met Mary: sex, sleaze and scandal in 1880s London, by Bridget O’Donnell. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Ilford Historical Society. 7.30pm at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT. Non-
Tuesday 11th November Talk: Audio visual sequences, by Bryan Tester. Friends of Valence House, Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue. 3pm. Members free, visitors £1.50.
Tuesday 11th November Talk: Limehouse opium dens, by Hamilton Hay. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham, E6 2RX.
Wednesday 19th November Talk: The National Census and a house in Clerkenwell: once the home of clown Joey Grimaldi by Marlene McAndrew. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Saturday 29th November Friends of Valence House Winter Sale. 10am-
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.
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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