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Terri Gibbs resigned as chairman.


John Blake, a librarian, elected chairman.


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.

2005 May

Bill George, a librarian, elected 8th president.

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