London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
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London Borough in East London, on the north bank of the Thames. It was formed in 1965, initially as the London Borough of Barking, by combining the former Essex boroughs of Barking and Dagenham. It received its current name in 1980. The Ford plant at Dagenham once employed 40,000 people.
Tom Driberg was the Member of Parliament for Barking from 1959 to February 1974 when he stood down.
There was briefly a Barking CHE Group in 1972.
Between June 2014 and September 2015 Stephen Port murdered four young men at his flat in Barking.
- Williams,Clifford (2021) Courage to Be: Gay Youth in England 1967-90 The Book Guild Ltd.