Old Images of Dagenham, London

Categorised as Greater London
Old postcard of The Heathway Dagenham
Old postcard of The Heathway, Dagenham, from Mark Crombie's collection of thousands of vintage postcards on Flikr

Glimpse history through old images of Dagenham, in Greater London.

Valence Park Swimming Pool

Valence Park was created from the grounds and garden of Valence Manor House, which is today home to the borough’s museum.

Valence Park itself is popular for its children’s playground and fishing lake, and although it is a relatively small part, offers a pleasant leisure space for dog walkers, joggers, and families.

Back in the 1930s, however, there was an outside swimming pool.

old postcard Dagenham Valence Park Swimming Pool, Real Photo Postcard ca. 1930
Old postcard of Valence Park Swimming Pool, Dagenham, taken about 1930. Thanks to Mark Crombie on Flikr.

Dagenham Civic Centre 1935

In 1935, Lord Snell laid the foundation stone for the new Dagenham Civic Centre.

Dagenham Civic Centre (1935) – British Pathé on Youtube

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