Research papers on the history of Barking Church of England School, 1810-1990

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1810 – 1990


1 envelope




This envelope contains a photocopy of the log book of Barking National School (1871-1901), with related accounts (1810) and an application for aid towards building a National School for the parish of St. Margaret's, Barking (1870), together with photographs, with annotations concerning the Cambell and the Fanshawe families, showing Barking Church of England School, formerly known as Barking National School (n.d.). Also accompanied by a photocopy of an account, written by Mrs Nellie Deeks, with particular references to her memories of the National School and Back Lane (1988-1989), a photocopy of a book review of 'Hooligans or Rebels: An Oral History of Working Class Childhood and Youth, 1889-1939' by Stephen Humphries (n.d.), a photocopy of a draft of 'A Shortened Story of the History of the Barking Church of England School' by Harold Wand (1990) and finally photocopied extracts from 'The History of the Church of England School, Barking' by Barbara Fletcher, including an unofficial plan of the school dated 1975, and a list of subscribers to Barking Charity Schools, with a drawing of the Reverend Oliver Lodge.


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

Loose material, contained within an archival envelope.



Catalogued by Kath Abnett, Archives and Local Studies Volunteer in accordance with ISAD(G).

Belongs to:

« Herbert Hope Lockwood Collection

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Start date1810
End date1990