Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Barking Car Hire

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Barking is a suburban town in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, which is located in the eastern section of Greater London in England. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. A retail and commercial centre is situated in the west.

The manor of Barking was the site of Barking Abbey, a nunnery founded in 666 by the bishop of London, destroyed by the Danes and reconstructed about a hundred years later.  At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Barking Abbey was demolished; apart from the parish church of St Margaret, some walling and foundations are all that otherwise remain on the site. The church is an example of Norman architecture; Captain James Cook married Elizabeth Batts of Shadwell there in 1762.  A charter issued between 1175 and 1179 confirms the ancient market right. The market declined in the 18th century but has since been revived. 

 Fishing was the most important industry in Barking from the 14th century, until the mid-19th. In the 20th century new industrial estates were established, and many local residents came to be employed in the car plant at Dagenham.

The Barking Town Centre area is being regenerated through a number of schemes. The regeneration intends to achieve a more sustainable economy for Barking town centre by investing in new quality retail outlets and by creating a business centre.

 If you're in Barking on business or leisure and need a rental car, find some great deals through Barking Car Hire.

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