Photographic slide of terrace houses on Oban Road in the process of being demolished for the development of the Gascoigne Estate, 1971

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1 photographic slide




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.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

At the discretion of the Lockwood family.

Physical description

Photographic slide, contained within original box.



Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Belongs to:

« Photographic slides of Herbert Hope Lockwood, circa. 1860-1990

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One thought on “Photographic slide of terrace houses on Oban Road in the process of being demolished for the development of the Gascoigne Estate, 1971

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I’ve been looking for photos of Oban Road in Barking for years. I was born in Upney Hospital in 1964, and lived in Oban road; my extended family rented three houses there in the early 1960s.

    I now live in Somerset, and I’m a carer for my mother, so I can’t get to Valence House. She would love to see a picture of the road; we only have a couple of interior photos (We lived at 116, and went full Stan & Hilda Ogden in it; a big landscape mural, interior stone cladding, the whole works.)

    Does anyone out there have any idea of how I might find photos?

    Thank you,

    Karen Gunning

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