Mark Wallinger


84 / 270

Barking 84 / 270

Historically, Barking was a fishing settlement, as celebrated by Loraine Leeson’s public sculpture The Catch, located on the Fanshawe Avenue roundabout. The sculpture features two fishing nets, swept up the waves, containing a shawl of fish. The Valence House Museum presents information on the fishing history of the area.

In 1762 Captain James Cook married in Barking, and notable residents past and present include Chelsea FC and England footballer John Terry, actor Ross Kemp and prison-reformer Elizabeth Fry. William the Conqueror stayed at Barking Abbey between 1066 and 1067, while the Tower of London was being constructed.

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posted by: Keith Mason on 25 March 2014 at 7:25 pm

I think that you are quoting an incorrect number for the Barking Labyrinth – the photograph shows the number 84/270 and I think that this is the correct number as it fits in with the numerical sequence between Upney and East Ham. Number 226 is the Arsenal Labyrinth.

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