Formation of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham joined to form the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in 1965. Find out more about how this came about here.

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Samuel Williams & Sons

This information sheet provides a short history of Samuel Williams & Sons Ltd, and highlights useful primary and secondary sources found at the Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Centre.

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Sir Cornelius Vermuyden

Learn more about Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, who was a Dutch drainage engineer commissioned to repair breaches in the Thames riverbank at Dagenham and Havering.

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Captain John Perry

This information sheet details the life, as well as relevant primary and secondary sources on John Perry, the engineer contracted to stop the breach of the Thames at Dagenham.

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William Ford

Find out more about the life of local farmer, William Ford, and his trust which led to the founding of William Ford School and a charity, which provided clothes and blankets to those in need in Dagenham.

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