List of people from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are:

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  • Les Allen – former footballer and manager

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D[edit]

  • Devlin – Grime MC
  • Françoise Dior – French-born Nazi, arrested 1967
  • Diversity – street dance group who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009
  • Job Drain – soldier, awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in 1914

E[edit]

  • David Howell Evans (aka "The Edge") – popular music musician.
  • Ethelburga (d. c.680 AD) – first Abbess of Barking Abbey
  • Daisy Evans – singer, past member of S Club Juniors

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G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

  • Jason Leonard – professional rugby union player, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner
  • Vera Lynn – voted the most popular singer in 1939[3]

M[edit]

O[edit]

  • Hank Osasuna – actor and performance artist who grew up in Chadwell Heath

P[edit]

R[edit]

  • Alf Ramsey – 1966 World Cup winning football manager with England
  • Richard of Barking – Abbot of Westminster (died 1246)
  • Jo Richardson – former Member of Parliament for Barking; Shadow Spokesman for Women's Rights, 1983–1992

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T[edit]

  • John Terry – professional footballer with Aston Villa F.C.
  • Paul Terry – former professional footballer
  • The Tremeloes – band formed by classmates Alan Howard and Brian Poole[12]
  • Dave Trott – former Chairman and Executive Creative Director of The Gate London, copywriter, blogger and author
  • Wes Thomas – professional footballer with Oxford United F.C.

V[edit]

  • Terry Venables – former professional footballer and manager
  • Sir Cornelius Vermuyden – 17th-century Dutch drainage engineer; contracted by the Essex Sewer Commissioners to repair breaches in the Thames riverbank at Dagenham

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Z[edit]

  • Bobby Zamora – professional footballer with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackburne, Abraham (BLKN733A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Deborah Ross (11 November 2002). "Billy Bragg: Rebel with a cause". London: The Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Anon 2009a, p. 1.
  4. ^ McKeown, Pat (25 July 2012). "Lord Chilver obituary". The Guardian. London. 
  5. ^ "Famous 18th-century people in Barking and Dagenham" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets, Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, 2008, retrieved 9 January 2010 
  6. ^ "Player profile: Mark Frost". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Elizabeth Fry" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets, Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, 2007, retrieved 9 January 2010 [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Anon 2009b, p. 1
  9. ^ "Myke Hurley | LinkedIn". 
  10. ^ Jeff Powell (2006). Bobby Moore: The Life and Times of a Sporting Hero. Anova. 
  11. ^ Marc Almond (2000). Tainted Life. Sidgwick & Jackson. p. 98. 
  12. ^ a b c d Anon 2009a, p. 2
  13. ^ Anon 2009b, p. 2
Bibliography
  • Anon (2009a), "Singers and Musicians" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets, Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, retrieved 9 January 2010 
  • Anon (2009b), "Famous women of Barking and Dagenham" (PDF), Local Studies Information Sheets, Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, retrieved 9 January 2010