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2000 Terri Gibbs resigned as chairman.
2000 John Blake, a librarian, elected chairman.
2002 John Blake and Mary Blake represented the Society
during the Golden Jubilee visit of Queen Elizabeth
II to Eastbury Manor House, Barking.
2002 May Dorothy Lockwood and Douglas Waters appointed
2002 May Society mounted a “Barking in the 1950s”
exhibition at Barking Central Library to mark the
Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the start of local
history week.
2003 January Death of G.S. “Pip” Sanders-Hewett, 6th president.
2004 May Herbert Hope Lockwood elected 7th president.
Launch of 70th anniversary celebrations. Bert
delivered an address on the history of the Society.
2004 August Following the closure of Barking Central Library,
the Society moved to the Salvation Army Hall,
Morley Road, Barking.
2004 November Death of Herbert Hope Lockwood, 7th president.

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