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2010  August
Death of Vice-President Miss Joan Harrison, aged 93
2010 August
Death   of Vice-President Mrs. Mary Blake, aged 74
2012 February
Garry   Wykes, retired Warden of the Crown Jewels, gave a talk on 6th February to the Society entitled Treasures of the Tower of London to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
2014 September
Week   long exhibition Our Past/Your Past at Valence House Museum to celebrate the   80th anniversary of the Society (in conjunction with the Chadwell Heath   Historical Society celebrating its 20th anniversary). The exhibition was   officially opened by Barking's President, Bill George. 171 people visited the   event.
2014 September
Launch   of our 80th anniversary season with a talk by Bill George on Frank Tingey's   drawings. Bill's booklet of the same title was also launched. The guests   included Elizabeth Kangethe, the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, members of   the Tingey family, Dorothy Lockwood, Michael Wand and Philip Petchey. Buffet   and drinks followed.
2014 October
Unveiling   of the Becontree Mural at Valence. In his speech artist Chad McCail praised   society members for the help they gave while the design was under discussion.
2014 November
80th   anniversary talk The Glenny family of Barking delivered by Keith Glenny at   Harp House, Barking. There was also a book signing by Sylvia Kent (Barking   and Dagenham from old photographs).
2014 November
Bill   George, President and John Blake, Chairman, jointly received an English   Heritage partner award plaque from Elizabeth Kangethe, Mayor of Barking and   Dagenham, in recognition of the society's contribution to the Heritage   Schools Programme at the Heritage Schools Showcase at the Broadway Theatre,   Barking. John Blake was interviewed and filmed by the English Heritage film   crew prior to the event.
May 2017
Society hosted visit to   Barking and Dagenham of Michael and Rosemary Turner from Australia. Michael   being the grandson of composer and organist Arthur Hume.
September 2017
Society marked the centenary of Arthur Hume's death with a short ceremony at Rippleside Cemetery where Bill George gave an address and flowers were laid   on the Hume family grave.
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