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By Sylvia Kent

Barking & Dagenham, either huge suburban components of East London, were heavily attached for a long time. traditionally, Barking used to be a fishing and agrarian cost within the county of Essex and shaped an old parish. What was once an important shift in monetary job in the direction of commercial improvement, and Barking finally turned a part of better London. Barking used to be William the Conqueror's domestic within the 11th century, and can also be domestic to Barking Abbey, a tremendous centre of faith. for hundreds of years, Barking's fishing port used to be one among Britain s most renowned. Like Barking, Dagenham was once additionally a farming village and remained quite often undeveloped till the London County Council all started development of a giant property, and an enormous inhabitants upward thrust quickly happened. while the Ford Motor corporation opened in 1931, Dagenham used to be regarded in the course of the international. during this nostalgic glance again at Barking & Dagenham, Sylvia Kent provides outdated photos and postcards which are bound to evoke stories of the borough s earlier, with glimpses of a few of the well known personalities who've lived and labored inside its boundaries.

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