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June 2018

Chairman's Notes
BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

www.barkinghistoricalsociety.co.uk

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

SOCIETY AND OTHER NEWS

Bill George has produced a revised 2nd edition of the Frank Tingey drawings booklet, which was funded by the Tingey family. Copies are usually priced at £2.50, but members may purchase copies for 50p.

Following last month’s talk on Postman’s Park, I have arranged a visit to the park on Thursday 21st June at 10.30am. John Price, Head of History at Goldsmith’s College, University of London will be there to meet us and answers questions. Meet at either Barking station or Chadwell Heath station at 9.30am or be at the park in King Edward’s Street, EC1 7BT by 10.30.

Just a reminder for those going on the trip to the Ely Cathedral Flower Festival on Sunday 24th June that the coach leaves Sainsbury’s, Chadwell Heath at 9.30am and St. Margaret’s, Barking at 9.45am.

Plans for the trip to the Faversham Hop Festival on Sunday 2nd September have now been finalised. Coach fare £12. Depart Sainsbury’s, Chadwell Heath 9.15 am and St.Margaret’s, Barking at 9.30am.

We are now going into our summer break and our next meeting is on Monday 3rd September when artist Verity-Jane Keefe will be talking about her new project Everyday futures which centres on the photographs of Dagenham’s onetime official photographer Egbert Smart.


EVENTS

Saturday 9th June. Talk:History through Essex churches, by Keith Lovell. East of London Family History Society Barking and Dagenham Branch. St, Elisabeth’s Church, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT.

Sunday 10th June. Event: Eastbury Manor House celebrates Open Garden Squares weekend with tours of gardens. 11am – 4pm. Admission free. Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN. Telephone 020 8227 2942 for further information.

Tuesday 19th June. Talk:  History of the Chelsea Flower Show,by Kathy Lancaster. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Baptist Church Hall, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6PP at 7.30pm. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details. Visitors welcome £2.

Friday 22nd June. Event: Equali Teas (Pathe newsreels, talk on the Dagenham Girl Pipers, by Linda Rhodes, refreshments provided). 1 – 4pm.
Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT. Telephone 020 8227 2034 for further information.

Friday 29th June. Film screening: Jason and the Argonauts. Doors open 8.30pm screening at 9.20pm. £10 per ticket which includes a glass of champagne. Valence House, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT. Telephone 020 8227 2034 for further information.

Saturday 30th June. Event: Armed Forces Day (see V2 bomb, object handling sessions, Women’s Institute Choir, Pathe newsreels). 10am-4pm.
Valence House, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT.

Thursday 12th July. Event: Celebrating Egbert Smart. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT.

Sunday 15th July. Event: We love Eastbury Day. 11am-4pm. Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN. Free admission. Telephone 020 8227 2942 for further information.

Thursday 2nd August. Event: Close encounters: Local painter A.E.Baker. 2pm. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT.

Sunday 19th August. Event: Summer fete. 11am-4pm. Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN. Telephone 020 8227 2942 for further information.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE INFORMATION TABLE AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.

John Blake – Chairman barkinghistorical@hotmail.com     0208 597 7210
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