The Newspaper Index provides information chiefly for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham region. It includes articles from the years 1888 and now runs through to the end of 2009.
Although these indexes are not exhaustive, they are still a useful tool and finding aid for those researching the Borough. They mainly consist of historical items, principal or unusual news stories and transport snippets. I formulated the bulk of this between 1984-1986 spending long periods of time on the microfilm reader down in Valence Library Dagenham. I'd come out of the old reading room there with cross-eyes! It is good to know that this is being well-used with readers. The local libraries staff have also found this useful too!
The Newspaper Index can now be found on the 'Books & E-Books' pages. You can now download both Pt 1 & Pt 2 of the Index for a moderate fee. The more serious enthusiast can now buy a paperback copy of this. Below you will find an extract of what to expect, but a book preview is also available before you buy. They can also be purchased direct from myself but unfortuantely at a slightly higher cost. Further information on this is given in the Books & E-Books section.
The Index is purely a finding aid, and is obviously not exhaustive. The first part covers items from 1888 through to 1985.
The second part contains items from 1986 to 2009. Please be aware that some years are not yet included or I still have information to add, these include items from 2001-02, and no articles whatsoever are yet in place for 2003 until 2006. These will be added when time permits.
I have some additional information on nearly all the stories, but do not hold copies of most of these articles. However, I do have a few copies of some of the earlier items and it is worth asking. From 1986 onwards I have nearly all the items in the form of cuttings.
To access full details readers' are referred to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Local History Studies Centre mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the British Library Newspapers Department in Colindale, London http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/blnewspapers/newsrr.html
Barking Reach, Barking pedestrianisation, Day Centre
3 artists impress
Council News, wildlife, lighting, swimming pool, A13
Schools, libraries, Housing Act, volunteers, Goresbrook
Children, elderly, recycling, donations: Mayor's appeal
Allocation of Council homes: new points system
Poll Tax, schools, rents, parking in Barking CPZ, arts
Face of tomorrow's Borough: plans for B&D
4 artists impress
Dagenham Town Show: 1986: 35,500 attend this year
Borough Local Council Elections
exact date not known
Dagenham: gravel extraction at hospital & Town Show
A blueprint for the Borough: new developments in the...
Essex Snooker Centre, Broad Street: advert for
Ticky Donovan's Karate Club, Barking Park, Advert
Brian's Gym, at the rear of the Bull PH, Barking
Eastbury House may be converted into offices
Poop scoop gets the thumbs up: dogs
Vicarage Field Shopping Centre Proposals: plans
Old Dagenham Village area... changes since flats were built: 1986
letter from Mrs K. Weeks, exact date unknown
Newsletter of Dagenham Church: removal of spire, wildlife
Housing Report: 1991/1992: rents, housing, homeless