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LocalEyes community cataloguing — Barking & Dagenham

Welcome to the LocalEyes community cataloguing page for the borough of Barking & Dagenham. Films on this page record life in Barking & Dagenham across the 20th century and up to the present day.

We would like your help to bring these films to life. Perhaps you can identify people and places or the years the the films were shot or you know who made the films. We'd also love you to share memories and any other information about these historic records of Barking & Dagenham life.

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Riding the Roding
A video celebrating the past, present and future of the River Roding through Barking.
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1998
33m 23s
VHS
Colour
Sound
St Margaret's: Barking's Centuries Old Parish Church
The history of St Margaret's Church in Barking from its origins in the 11th Century, through its relations with Barking Abbey and on after the Abbey's dissolution.
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2000
34m 34s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Susan's Story: The Story of a First Teaching Appointment
A recruitment video to attract new teachers to Barking & Dagenham.
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1991
7m 41s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Barking Library Fire
Film of a devastating fire at a library in Barking.
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c.1967
4m 53s
S-VHS (Super VHS)
Colour
Sound
The Story of the Barking Barrage
Video about the construction of the Barking Barrage on the River Roding, and about Barking's history.
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1998
15m 29s
VHS
Colour
Sound
Old People: WVS meals on wheels, Woodlands House
This short film shows activities of the Women's Voluntary Service, in the 1960s. Watch as the volunteers load the van and deliver hot meals to an elderly couple, or provide much needed company and conversation to another lady.
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1963
2m 58s
16mm film negative
B&W
Silent
Opening of Barking Swimming Pool
No summary available
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04.05.1931
0m 13s
35mm nitrate film
B&W
Silent
Family Scenes in Garden, Dagenham
In this short colour film, Company Director of Dagenham-based company Telephone Cables Ltd documents his family in the garden.
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1957
1m 16s
16mm film
Colour
Mute
2. Sports Day
Union Cable Company Sports Day
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1956
2m 36s
16mm film
Colour
Mute
4. Cable Making
Cable-making at the Union Telephone Cables Company Works
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1956
1m 24s
16mm film
B&W
Mute
5. Mayor Visits the Union Telephone Cables Company Works
Mayor of Dagenham visits the Union Telephone Cables Company Works
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1958
2m 34s
16mm film
B&W
Mute
8. Machine operation, Dagenham
Factory workers and machines in the Union Telephone Cables Company Works
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1956
3m 31s
16mm film
B&W
Mute
9. Fete & Gala
Sports Club Fete and Gala Day for the Cables Telephone Company workers and their families
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1959
3m 39s
16mm film
Colour
Mute
10. Punch and Judy
Dagenham Cables Company Sports Day and Gala
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c.1956
12m 22s
16mm film
B&W
Mute
11. Dagenham Cables Sports Club, Fete & Gala
Dagenham Cables Sports Club Fete Day & Gala at the Telephone Cables Ltd sports field
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1959
10m 17s
16mm film
Colour
Mute
Christmas Party
1964 small Christmas party with family and neighbours, as well as mothers and children in garden.
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1964
12m 7s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Barking and Dagenham Town Show 1
Beauty queens on parade floats as part of Dagenham Town Show
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1965
0m 22s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Woman Asleep on Beach/Children in Garden
Woman asleep on beach, then children playing in garden.
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1963
1m 37s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Bridesmaids in Pink: Wedding in Barking
Wedding of Tony Boulter's niece Lynn in Barking
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1963
2m 18s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Child's Raceway
Tony Boulter plays with a Scalextric remote-controlled toy racetrack in his mother's garden.
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1960
4m 24s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Neighbourhood Christmas Party
A Christmas party with friends and neighbours singing and dancing
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1966
4m 15s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Party and Dancing
Dancing at party in a large venue
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1964
5m 38s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Page Boy and Wedding
Unidentified boy with Raby family their house on the Becontree Estate, before the wedding of Alan Raby in Ilford.
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1963
5m 33s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Neighbourhood Christmas Party 2
A neighbourhood Christmas party on the Becontree Estate with dancing and fancy dress and Tony Boulter's mother dressed as a Bunny Girl.
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1966
4m 25s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Baby girl with man in garden
Tony Boulter with his baby daughter Cathy on the Becontree Estate.
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1964
3m 25s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Workers on the Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert dockworkers on a tea-break, plus shots of the docks, ships and cargo being unloaded. Sail boats on Mayesbrook Park Boating Lake, and a game of football.
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1964
4m 32s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Wedding 3
Summer wedding, shots of bride and various guests on a suburban road and then at the church.
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1966
3m 19s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Ducks on Mayesbrook Park Boating lake
Ducks on Mayesbrook Park lake with the Leftley Estate in the background.
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1965
4m 23s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Girls with toys in garden
Tony Boulter with his wife and two young daughters in his mother's garden on the Becontree Estate.
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1965
4m 40s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Barking and Dagenham Town Show 2
Barking and Dagenham Town Show parade, with the carnival queen, floats and marching bands.
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1965
5m 20s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Family and Friends Christmas Party
Home movie of a lively group of family and friends, ranging across three generations, holding a Christmas party. They wear party hats, dance and sing. One older lady shows off a pair of pink pantaloons, and later wears a "bunny-girl" outfit, to general hilarity. A man with a portable tape recorder sings into a microphone, and encourages others to join in.
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1965
2m 5s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Parish Church of St Saviour
Catholic Church of St Saviour, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex
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1965
1m 0s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Family and Friends Christmas Party
Home movie of a lively group of family and friends, ranging across three generations, holding a Christmas party. They wear party hats, dance and sing. One older lady shows off a pair of pink pantaloons, and later wears a "bunny-girl" outfit, to general hilarity. A man with a portable tape recorder sings into a microphone, and encourages others to join in.
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Mid 1960s
4m 25s
Standard 8mm film
Colour
Mute
Steven Brown's Bar Mitzvah
Sir Steven Brown's Bar Mitzvah reception, 26th February 1966, at the Nelson Street Synagogue, Stepney
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1966
26m 55s
Standard 8mm film
B&W
Mute

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