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2005 May Bill George, a librarian, elected 8th president.
2006 Society meetings moved to Harp House, Helmore Road,
Barking from the Salvation Army Hall.
2007 May Joy Lines, former membership secretary and committee
member since 1992, elected a vice-president.
2008 January Death of Norman Gunby, a vice-president, aged 93.
2008 December Society Website launched
2009 May Patrick Manley, former Mayor of Barking and Dagenham,
elected vice-chairman.
2009 September Launch of the 75th anniversary season with a talk by Bill
George on the history of the Society in the presence of
the Mayor, Councillor Charles Fairbrass. The launch of
the Bert Lockwood collection of local history reference
materials also took place. Bert's widow Dorothy and other
members of the family attended. Members of Harold
Wand's family were also present.
2009 November Mark Watson, Heritage Education Officer, Barking &
Dagenham Heritage Service, delivered the 75th
anniversary lecture “Barking in the 1930s”
2009 December Death of Douglas Waters, a vice-president of the Society.
He was a former mayor of Barking and Dagenham.

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