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Barge Aground

Date of photo: 1973

Picture source: Colin Price

The original Barge Aground was on the western side of Barking Broadway and dates back to 1662 or earlier. It was demolished in 1973 and a replacement built on the opposite side of the road.
My Grandfather was a business man in Barking (Bill Cross). He was injured quite severely in WW1 but survived only to die of cancer in 1947 to the best of my knowledge. Whilst he was undoubtedly loved by his rather straight-laced wife and three daughters he ‘de-railed’ a few times blamed always on the allegedly excessive time he spent in the Barge Aground.
Robin Rickett (December 2016)

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