Inspection report and correspondence on Barking Curfew Tower, 1989-2001
1989 – 2001
This folder contains a copy of an inspection report, with illustrations, concerning Barking Curfew Tower (2001). Accompanied by related letters sent to Herbert Hope Lockwood from the Waltham Abbey Historical Society (1989), notes on Louis-Francois, a Baroque sculptor who worked in 18th century England, as well as a further report on estimates for church monuments in Barking from Taylor Pearce Restoration Services Limited (1995).
Herbert Hope Lockwood, known as Bert Lockwood (1917-2004) was a respected historian, who published a number of books on the history of Essex, including: 'Barking 100 Years Ago' (1990), 'A Happy Thought: The Story of the Barking and District Historical Society, 1934-1994' (1994), 'The Inspiration of Valentines: A Place of Origin' (2002), 'The History of the Barking and District Historical Society' (2004), 'Ilford Hospital of St. Mary and St. Thomas of Canterbury: An Outline History' (2004) and finally 'Tithe and Other Records of Essex and Barking' (2006), as well as contributing to the Barking section of Volume 5 of the Essex Victoria History. He was also well known for being chairman and president of both Ilford and District Historical Society and Barking and District Historical Society, and for his involvement in the Essex Historical Congress. In addition he was awarded admission as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1996. Bert Lockwood attended Ilford County High School, before going on to become a graduate of King's College, London. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Army Education Corps in the Middle East. On his return, he taught for several years in Halifax and then Yorkshire, returning to Ilford in 1952. Alongside his subsequent career as a lecturer in history and social studies at Tottenham College of Technology, he was a regular participant in local athletics and then coach in middle distance running and throwing at Ilford Athletics Club, off the High Road, Ilford. His love for athletics and efforts for the club were recognised when he was awarded life membership and the position of president in 1959. He was married to Dorothy, with whom he lived at Alloa Road, Goodmayes. Bert Lockwood died suddenly on 7 November 2004. A thanksgiving service was held at St. Margaret's Church, Barking on 15 November 2004.
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Open to research.
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At the discretion of the Lockwood family.
Loose material, contained within an archival folder.
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