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London womens museum seeks funding
London womens museum seeks funding

When the proposed women’s history museum in Shadwell turned out to be a Jack the Ripper tourist trap, plans were set up to create an actual woman’s history museum.

Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station
Barking wants to bury a road and build a railway station

A major road linking parts of Essex to London could be buried in a tunnel if plans by Barking and Dagenham Council are approved.

Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier
Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier

Although the Thames Barrier is the most famous of London’s flood defenses, it’s only one of 36 industrial floodgates built to protect London — and one of the more distinctive is the Barking Creek Barrier.

See a Finnish steam train in Barking
See a Finnish steam train in Barking

Down among the warehouses and scrap yards of Barking can be found a most curious sight – a steam train.

Catch a steam train in East London on Saturday
Catch a steam train in East London on Saturday

This Saturday there will be a chance to board a steam train in East London as it runs a route from Southend to the Bluebell Railway.

Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station
Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station

A listed modernist railway station is set to be restored to its original 1950s appearance.

London Overground extension to Barking Riverside gets go ahead
London Overground extension to Barking Riverside gets go ahead

TfL has formally awarded the contract that will let construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside commence next year.

London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside

Permission has been given for the London Overground to be extended to a new housing development at Barking riverside.

New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension
New London Overground Map includes the Barking Extension

In 2008, the incoming Mayor of London scrapped plans for a DLR extension to Dagenham Dock. In 2014, the outgoing Mayor of London announced plans for a London Overground extension, almost to Dagenham Dock.

A look around St. Margaret’s Church, Barking
A look around St. Margaret’s Church, Barking

Some 800 years ago, a church was built in the grounds of the existing Barking Abbey and while the Abbey has long since vanished, the church still remains as a cornerstone of Christian worship in the town. The Abbey itself