The Barking & District Historical Society was founded in
1934 to encourage interest in the history of the Barking district.
Indoor talks are held at Harp House, 16 Helmore Road,
Barking, IG11 9PH. The 62 bus stops nearby. It is a short walk from Upney
Underground Station (District Line).
Talks are free to members and £1.50 to non-members. Visitors
are welcome to attend. Refreshments are normally available after the talk. Raffles
are held. Most talks are illustrated with slides.
Talks take place on the first Monday evening of the month
between September and June, except January. Recent topics have included: The Glennys of Barking, Barking and Dagenham 50 years on, Ghosts and Graves of Barking and Dagenham, Prefabs, Shetland and London Riots.
Members are encouraged to contribute to our annual
newsletter which contains a variety of interesting articles, announcements of
future events, notices and reviews of recent publications, Society business and
other items of relevance to the local history of Barking and district.