Norah Dane, a teacher, was elected chairman. She was the daughter of the first Mayor of Ilford, Alderman F.H. Dane.
Fire destroyed Barking Central Library in Ripple Road. The Society had met there since World War II. Abbey Hall, Axe Street, provided a temporary meeting place.
Norah Dane resigned as chairman.
Madge Carter elected chairman.
Opening of new central library – Society began to meet in its lecture theatre.