2006-2009 - Barking and District Historical Society

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Society  meetings moved to Harp House, Helmore Road, Barking from the Salvation Army Hall.
2007 May
Joy  Lines, former membership secretary and committee member since 1992, elected a   vice-president.
2008 January
Death  of Norman Gunby, a vice-president, aged 93.
2008 December
Society  Website launched www.barkinghistory.co.uk
2009 May
Patrick  Manley, former Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, elected vice-chairman.
2009 September
Launch  of the 75th anniversary season with a talk by Bill George on the history of   the Society in the presence of the Mayor, Councillor Charles Fairbrass. The   launch of the Bert Lockwood collection of local history reference materials   also took place. Bert's widow Dorothy and other members of the family   attended. Members of Harold Wand's family were also present.
2009 November
Mark  Watson, Heritage Education Officer, Barking &Dagenham Heritage Service, delivered the 75th anniversary lecture “Barking in the 1930s”
2009 December
Death of Douglas Waters, a vice-president of the Society. He was a former mayor of   Barking and Dagenham.
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