Welcome to the website of the Barking and District Historical Society. In the following pages you will be able to find out about the Society. Latest news, a brief history of the Society, Chairman's Report, our lecture programme, membership details, an equal opportunities statement, AGM Report, Treasurer's Report, Committee Members, links, some pictures and a few articles extracted from our newsletter are also included.
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A modern folly 7 metres high built in 2007 from architectural salvage including 9,000 reclaimed bricks, including some from the old Central Library. It was created by the muf design team and executed by bricklaying apprentices from Barking and Dagenham College. The design team intended it to be "a fragment of an imaginary lost part of Barking".