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By Sylvia Kent

Barking & Dagenham, either huge suburban parts of East London, were heavily hooked up for a long time. traditionally, Barking was once a fishing and agrarian cost within the county of Essex and shaped an old parish. What was once an enormous shift in monetary job in the direction of business improvement, and Barking ultimately grew to become a part of larger London. Barking was once William the Conqueror's domestic within the 11th century, and is usually domestic to Barking Abbey, an incredible centre of faith. for hundreds of years, Barking's fishing port was once one in all Britain s most renowned. Like Barking, Dagenham was once additionally a farming village and remained normally undeveloped until eventually the London County Council begun development of a big property, and an important inhabitants upward thrust quickly happened. whilst the Ford Motor corporation opened in 1931, Dagenham used to be acknowledged through the international. during this nostalgic glance again at Barking & Dagenham, Sylvia Kent provides outdated images and postcards which are guaranteed to evoke stories of the borough s prior, with glimpses of a few of the well known personalities who've lived and labored inside of its boundaries.

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