Barking & Dagenham Local History

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Barking & Dagenham Newspapers

The Newspaper Index provides information chiefly for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham region. It includes articles from the years 1888 and now runs through to the end of 2009. 

Although these indexes are not exhaustive, they are still a useful tool and finding aid for those researching the Borough. They mainly consist of historical items, principal or unusual news stories and transport snippets. I formulated the bulk of this between 1984-1986 spending long periods of time on the microfilm reader down in Valence Library Dagenham.  I'd come out of the old reading room there with cross-eyes! It is good to know that this is being well-used with readers. The local libraries staff have also found this useful too!

The Newspaper Index can now be found on the 'Books & E-Books' pages. You can now download both Pt 1 & Pt 2 of the Index for a moderate fee. The more serious enthusiast can now buy a paperback copy of this. Below you will find an extract of what to expect, but a book preview is also available before you buy. They can also be purchased direct from myself but unfortuantely at a slightly higher cost. Further information on this is given in the Books & E-Books section.

The Index is purely a finding aid, and is obviously not exhaustive. The first part covers items from 1888 through to 1985.

The second part contains items from 1986 to 2009. Please be aware that some years are not yet included or I still have information to add, these include items from 2001-02, and no articles whatsoever are yet in place for 2003 until 2006. These will be added when time permits.

I have some additional information on nearly all the stories, but do not hold copies of most of these articles. However, I do have a few copies of some of the earlier items and it is worth asking. From 1986 onwards I have nearly all the items in the form of cuttings.

To access full details readers' are referred to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Local History Studies Centre  mailto:localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk,  or  to the British Library Newspapers Department in Colindale, London http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/blnewspapers/newsrr.html

 

Number

Newspaper

Issue

Date

Page

Story

Picture

Location

5

B&DCitizen

73

1990 

 

Barking Reach, Barking pedestrianisation, Day Centre

3 artists impress

FO1990

2

B&DCitizen

52

1986 

1-8

Council News, wildlife, lighting, swimming pool, A13

Autumn 1985

FO1986

4

B&D Citizen

66

1989 

 

Schools, libraries, Housing Act, volunteers, Goresbrook

various

FO1989

6

B&DCitizen

73

1990 

 

Children, elderly, recycling, donations: Mayor's appeal

various

FO1990

7

B&DCitizen

73

1990 

 

Allocation of Council homes: new points system

various

FO1990

8

B&DCitizen

74

1991 

 

Poll Tax, schools, rents, parking in Barking CPZ, arts

various

FO1991

9

B&DCitizen

74

1991 

 

Face of tomorrow's Borough: plans for B&D

4 artists impress

FO1991

10

?

 

1986 

 

Dagenham Town Show: 1986: 35,500 attend this year

 

CM1986

11

B&DP

 

3/11/1986 

 

Borough Local Council Elections

exact date not known

CM1986

12

B&D Citizen

 

1986 

 

Dagenham: gravel extraction at hospital & Town Show

Summer 1986

FO1986

14

LBB&D

 

1992 

 

A blueprint for the Borough: new developments in the...

artists impress

FO1992

15

?

 

1986 

 

Essex Snooker Centre, Broad Street: advert for

 

LE1986

16

?

 

1986 

 

Ticky Donovan's Karate Club, Barking Park, Advert

 

LE1986

17

B&DP ?

 

1986 

 

Brian's Gym, at the rear of the Bull PH, Barking

Advert

LE1986

18

?

 

1986 

 

Eastbury House may be converted into offices

Eastbury House

LH1986

19

?

 

1986 

 

Poop scoop gets the thumbs up: dogs

 

NSE1986

3

B&DCitizen

55

1986 

1

Vicarage Field Shopping Centre Proposals: plans

Summer 1986

VF1986

20

B&DP

 

3/2/1986 

?

Old Dagenham Village area... changes since flats were built: 1986

letter from Mrs K. Weeks, exact date unknown

DV85/95

1

Our Churchyard

3

5-9/2000 

4pp

Newsletter of Dagenham Church: removal of spire, wildlife

May-August 2000

DV00/05

13

LBB&D

 

1992 

 

Housing Report: 1991/1992: rents, housing, homeless

Whiting Avenue

FO1992

Below is a direct link to download or purchase a copy of the Newspaper Index 

http://www.barkingdagenhamlocalhistory.net/booksebooks.htm