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.
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