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Dagenham

Dagenham shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ485845
London borough Barking & Dagenham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DAGENHAM
Postcode district RM8, RM9, RM10
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
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European Parliament London
UK Parliament Dagenham
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Dagenham is a suburban town in East London, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, situated 12 miles (19.3 km) east of Charing Cross. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham ( ) is a London borough in East London and forms part of Outer London. ... The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ...

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Etymology

Dagenham as Dæccanhaam is first recorded in a charter of Barking Abbey dating from 687 AD. The first Dagenham was almost certainly just a small farmstead, the ham or farm of a man called Daecca, as Dæccan means home of a man called Dæcca.[1][2] Curfew tower with St Margarets Church in background The ruined remains of Barking Abbey are in situated in Barking in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England; where it forms a public open space. ...


Demographics

The area has a strong white working class tradition and up to a couple of years ago it was a mainly White area. But, recent immigration has radically transformed it. It now has a large and growing African population, who have moved out from Hackney and Stratford.[citation needed]


History

Historic sites

On the corner of Whalebone Lane and the Eastern Avenue, diagonally opposite the Moby-Dick public house, is the site of a Saxon moot hall. The adjoining fields were used during World War II by the Royal Artillery as an anti-aircraft battery before being converted into a Prisoner of War camp for Germans. Further south down Whalebone Lane on the corner of the High Road is the Tollgate pub. This stands on the site of the milestone which marked the ten mile (16 km) limit from the City of London and the turnpike toll-gate. Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... For other uses, see Anglo-Saxon. ... A moot hall is meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... RGA redirects here. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... A Spanish kilometre stone A milestone on the Boston Post Road in Harvard Square, Massachusetts, USA Slate milestone near Bangor, Wales A milestone or kilometre sign is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...


Valence House is in Becontree Avenue and it is the only surviving of the five manor houses of Dagenham. Dating back to the 13th century it is sited in parkland and is partially surrounded by a moat. Valenc House is the borough's local history museum and art gallery, displaying an impressive collection of artifacts and archives that tell the story of the lives of the people of Barking and Dagenham.


In 1854, a station was opened on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway in the south of Dagenham, near the Thames, at Dagenham Dock. In 1885 a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, via Upminster, was built with a new station opened just north of the village. “LTSR” redirects here. ... Dagenham Dock station is located in Dagenham. ...


In 1205 Dagenham was large enough to have a chaplain and the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul was probably built at around that time.[3] January 6 - Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans April 14 - Battle of Adrianople between Bulgars and Latins August 20 - Following certain news of Baldwin Is death, Henry of Flanders is crowned Emperor of the Latin Empire April 1 - King Amalric II of Jerusalem (born 1145) May 7... A chaplain in the 45th Infantry Division leads a Christmas Day service in Italy, 1943. ...


Dagenham was still an undeveloped village, when building of the vast Becontree estate by the London County Council began in the early 1920s.[4] The building of the enormous estate, which also spread into the neighbouring parishes of Ilford and Barking,[5] caused a rapid increase in population.[6] Becontree is a place in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, 11. ... London County Council emblem is still seen today on buildings, especially housing, from that era London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London from 1889 until 1965, when it was replaced by the Greater London Council. ... For other uses, see Ilford (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Barking (disambiguation). ...


In 1932 the electrified District Line of the London Underground was extended to Upminster through Dagenham with stations opened as Dagenham and Heathway and today called Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway.[7] Dagenham East was the location of the Dagenham East rail crash in 1958.[8] Services on the London Tilbury & Southend line at Dagenham East were withdrawn in 1962. The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Upminster is a place in the London Borough of Havering. ... Dagenham East is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Dagenham. ... Dagenham Heathway is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Dagenham. ... The Dagenham East rail crash was a railway accident on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line of British Railways which occurred at Dagenham, United Kingdom. ...


Local government and politics

Dagenham was an ancient, and later civil, parish in the Becontree hundred of Essex.[9] The Metropolitan Police District was extended to include Dagenham in 1840. The parish[10] formed part of the Romford Rural District from 1894.[11] Becontree was an ancient hundred in the south west of the county of Essex, England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... The Metropolitan Police District (MPD) is the area policed by Londons Metropolitan Police Service. ... Romford Rural District was a local government district in south west Essex from 1894 to 1934. ...


The expansion of the Greater London conurbation into the area caused the review of local government structures and it was suggested in 1920 that the Dagenham parish should be abolished and its area divided between Ilford Urban District and Barking Town Urban District.[5] Separately, the London County Council proposed that its area of responsibility should be expanded beyond the County of London to cover the area.[12] Instead, in 1926 the Dagenham parish was removed from the Romford Rural District and became an urban district.[10] Ilford is a town in the London Borough of Redbridge in East London. ... Barking - officially Barking Town - was a local government district in south west Essex from 1894 to 1965 around the town of Barking. ... The County of London was an administrative county and ceremonial county of England from 1889 to 1965. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ...


In 1938, in further recognition of its development, Dagenham became a municipal borough.[13] In 1965 the Municipal Borough of Dagenham was abolished and its former area became part of the London Borough of Barking,[14] which is now known as Barking and Dagenham.[15] The current MP for the Dagenham constituency is Jon Cruddas. A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... Dagenham was a local government district in south west Essex from 1926 to 1965 around the town of Dagenham. ... The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham ( ) is a London borough in East London and forms part of Outer London. ... Dagenham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Jonathan Cruddas (born 7 April 1962), known as Jon Cruddas, is a United Kingdom Labour Party politician. ...


Industry and commerce

Aerial view of southern section of Ford motor works and jetty
Aerial view of southern section of Ford motor works and jetty

In 1931 the Ford Motor Company relocated from Trafford Park, Manchester, to Dagenham, which was already the location of supplier Briggs Motor Bodies. A 500 acre (2 km²) riverside site was developed to become Europe's largest car plant, a vast vertically integrated site with its own blast furnaces and power station, importing iron ore and exporting finished vehicles. By the 1950s Ford had taken over Briggs at Dagenham and its other sites at Doncaster, Southampton, Croydon and Romford. At its peak the Dagenham plant had 4 million square feet (371600 m²) of floor space and employed 40,000.[16] On February 20, 2002, full production was discontinued due to overcapacity in Europe and the relative difficulty of upgrading the 60 year old site compared with other European sites such as Velencia and Cologne. Other factors leading to the closure of the Auto-assembly line were the need of the site for the new Diesel Centre of Excellence, which produces half Ford's Diesel Engines worldwide and the UK employment laws when compared to Spanish, German and Belgian laws. Ford offered a good redundancy package, billed as one of the best in UK manufacturing. It is the location of the Dagenham wind turbines.[17] 1933 Ford Model Y 1953 Ford Anglia E494A 1960 Ford Anglia 100E Ford Zephyr Six 1966 Ford Anglia 105E in Wales 1966 Ford Cortina Mk I in GT trim, with Lotus Cortina-like side stripe 1967 Ford Anglia 105E 1936 Fordson trucks ad Ford of Britain Limited was the manufacturing... , Trafford Park is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ... Blast furnace in Sestao, Spain. ... For other places with the same name, see Doncaster (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation). ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Turbine 1 Turbine 2 Turbine 1 and several structures of the Ford plant Beam valley and turbine 2 The Dagenham wind turbines are two 85m high wind turbines located on the Dagenham estate of the Ford Motor Company in east London, England. ...


Other industrial names once known world wide were Ever Ready whose batteries could be found in shops throughout the Commonwealth, Bergers Paint and the chemical firm of May and Baker who in 1935 revolutionised the production of antibiotics with their synthetic sulfa-drug known as M&B693. The May and Baker plant, now owned and run by Sanofi-Aventis, occupies a large site near to Dagenham East station and its sports and social club has large grounds between Eastbrookend Country Park and the railway. Energizer Holdings (formerly Eveready Battery), headquartered in St. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ... Sanofi-aventis (Euronext: SAN, NYSE: SNY), headquartered in Paris, France, is one of the 3 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, along with Pfizer,GlaxoSmithKline. ...


Redevelopment

Dagenham Dock, to the south of Dagenham and adjacent to the River Thames, was once a large coaling port. The Chequers public house (now closed) gained world wide fame due to the many merchant seamen of all nationalities who stopped off there for a last drink before regaining ship. The area now forms part of the London Riverside section of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone. It is planned that the Docklands Light Railway[18] and East London Transit[19] will serve the area. Dagenham Dock is a place in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in London, United Kingdom. ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... The Thames Gateway is an area of land stretching from East London, 40 miles eastwards towards the estuary of the Thames, including parts of North Kent and South Essex, which has been identified as a national priority for urban regeneration. ... The Thames Gateway is an area of land stretching 40 miles eastwards from East London on both sides of the River Thames and the Thames Estuary. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... Transport for London are developing a scheme called the East London Transit. ...


Sport and recreation

Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., based in Dagenham, are currently playing in the Football League Two having been promoted from the Nationwide Conference last season. They play at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, on Victoria Road. Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Essex, currently playing in the Football League Two having been promoted as champions from the Football Conference in the 2006-07 season. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ...


Motorcycle speedway was staged at the greyhound stadium in Ripple Road in the mid to late 1930s. The club run events focussed on training but a team called the Dagenham Daggers did take part in local competitions.


Dagenham has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. The park, which has been in existence for over a century, was renamed in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II. Dagenham also has many other parks such as Valence and Parsloes. There are 471 King George V Playing Fields[3] in the United Kingdom, all part of an enormous memorial to King George V, each of which is an individual registered charity[4]. This is the page for Greater London Main article: King Georges Fields See also: List of King... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


Notable residents

Famous Dagenham natives include Dr George Carey 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, (he held his last communion before retiring as archbishop in the same parish church of Dagenham where he received his first communion at the age of 17), England's World Cup winning football coach Sir Alf Ramsey and player Martin Peters scorer of the second goal who was a Fanshaw schoolboy. Other famous names include England footballers Ken Brown, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Venables, singer Sandie Shaw who was in the Girls Life Brigade at Oxlow Lane Baptist Church, Australian pop-star John Farnham, actor/musician/comedian Dudley Moore, 1952 Olympic games marathon hero and martyr Jim Peters, journalist and writer Neil Humphreys and Titanic survivor Eva Hart (died 14 February 1996). Former England and Arsenal Football Captain Tony Adams who's father Alex captained local team Stedfast, for eight years, that played in the Romford and District League lived in Foxlands Road, Dagenham and attended Hunters Hall Primary School and Eastbrook Comprehensive School, along with West Ham United and England footballer Paul Konchesky. Current England captain John Terry lived on the Thames View Estate in the Barking side of the Borough. Dudley Moore and Captain Cook were also known to have lived in the borough. Former England Rugby Union prop Jason Leonard (who has more international caps than any other player in history) was from Dagenham and attended Warren School. Dagenham is also headquarters to the Dagenham Girl Pipers. Some Bizzare Records boss Stevo Pearce.[20] Martin Gore of Depeche Mode was born and lived his early years there. Stevie Shears worked and apparently lived there before form Ultravox. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Look up sir in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sir Alfred Ernest Alf Ramsey (born 22 January 1920 in Dagenham, England; died 28 April 1999). ... James Peter Jimmy Greaves (born 20 February 1940) is an English former football player, Englands third highest goalscorer, and more recently a television pundit. ... Terence Frederick Terry Venables (born 6 January 1943 in Dagenham, London) is an English football manager and former player. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ... John Peter Farnham (born July 1, 1949) is an English-born Australian pop singer. ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... For other senses of this word, see Marathon (disambiguation). ... Neil Humphreys is a British humour columnist and author of three best-selling humorous books about Singapore - Notes From an Even Smaller Island (2001), Scribbles from the Same Island (2003) and Final Notes from a Great Island (2006). ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... Eva Miriam Hart MBE (31 January 1905-14 February 1996) was one of the last remaining survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster of 1912. ... For other persons named Tony Adams, see Tony Adams (disambiguation). ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... The West Ham United Crest West Ham United F.C are a professional English football club based in East London. ... Paul Martyn Konchesky (born May 15, 1981 in Barking, London) is a professional English football player currently playing for Fulham in the left-back position. ... For other persons named John Terry, see John Terry (disambiguation). ... Jason Leonard, MBE is a former England player who held the world record for international appearances for a national team until 2005, when it was surpassed only by Australias George Gregan. ... Some Bizzare Records logo Some Bizzare Records is the label/management company of Stevo Pearce, the manager of Marc Almond. ... Stevo Pearce is the owner of British record label, Some Bizzare Records. ... Martin Gore (born Martin Lee Gore, 23 July 1961, Basildon, Essex, England) is an English songwriter, lyricist, singer, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ...


Transport and locale

There are London Underground services from Becontree, Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway. c2c currently operate the National Rail service from Dagenham Dock.[21] National Rail services also operate from nearby Chadwell Heath. Becontree Station is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Becontree. ... Dagenham East is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Dagenham. ... Dagenham Heathway is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Dagenham. ... For other uses, see C2C. c2c is a train operating company that provides train services, on a franchise basis, on the London, Tilbury & Southend line from Fenchurch Street in the City of London to East London and the entire length of the northern Thames Gateway area including Basildon, Chafford Hundred... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Chadwell Heath station is a railway station at Chadwell Heath in east London. ...


Dagenham Heathway is served by the following Transport for London contracted routes: London Buses route 145(from Hedgemans Road),173,174,175 and 364(from Reede Road).[22] Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... An Enviro 400 bus, a modern interpretation of the famous London red double-decker. ...


Nearest places

Becontree is a place in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, 11. ... Creekmouth is a largely industrial suburb of London, United Kingdom. ... Elm Park is a place in the Seventh Level of Hell. ... , South Hornchurch is a place in the London Borough of Havering, East London. ... Rainham (IPA: ) is a place in the London Borough of Havering in East London, England. ...

Popular culture

For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... Dagenham Dave was a single by Morrissey released in August 1995 prior to the release of the Southpaw Grammar. ... For other uses, see Oi! (disambiguation). ... Cock Sparrer (initially Cock Sparrow) is a punk rock band from East London. ...

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References

  1. ^ Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
  2. ^ directgov accessed 06/01/08
  3. ^ directgov accessed 06/01/08
  4. ^ Olechnowicz, A., Working-Class Housing in England Between the Wars: The Becontree Estate (1997)
  5. ^ a b British History Online - The borough of Barking. Date accessed: 5 May 2007.
  6. ^ Vision of Britain - Dagenham population
  7. ^ Rose, D., The London Underground: A diagrammatic history, (1999)
  8. ^ Railways Archive - Report on the collision at Dagenham East - 30.01.58
  9. ^ British History Online - The Hundred of Becontree
  10. ^ a b Vision of Britain - Dagenham parish (historic map)
  11. ^ Vision of Britain - Romford RD (historic map)
  12. ^ Greater London: Case for Central Authority: Area and Powers. The Times. December 14, 1921.
  13. ^ Vision of Britain - Dagenham MB
  14. ^ Vision of Britain - Barking LB
  15. ^ Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council - The Mayor
  16. ^ Ford UK - History of Ford in Britain
  17. ^ Greater London Authority - Wind Turbines, Ford Estate, Dagenham planning application. 4 June 2003.
  18. ^ Transport for London - DLR takes first steps toward Dagenham. 29/01/2007.
  19. ^ Transport for London - East London Transit
  20. ^ Page 98, Marc Almond, Tainted Life Sidgwick & Jackson
  21. ^ c2c - Stations and route map
  22. ^ Transport for London - Buses from Dagenham Heathway
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