TQ4985 : “Homes Fit for Heroes” Dagenham

taken 13 years ago, near to Dagenham, Barking And Dagenham, Great Britain

“Homes Fit for Heroes”  Dagenham
“Homes Fit for Heroes” Dagenham
This is the junction of Rogers Rd and Holgate road Dagenham. The picture is looking down Holgate Road. These are typical examples of the housing on the Becontree Estate. Initially 25000 homes were built by the London County Council between 1921 and 1934. These homes fit for the heroes of WW1 had all mod cons gas, water and electricity with inside toilets and bathrooms. A further 2000 homes were built before WW2. The Becontree estate was the biggest council estate in the world. Of course much of it has been sold off. The houses on the estate were almost universally pebble dashed to cover up inferior bricks. You can spot the houses still in public ownership in this particular area of the estate as the council has taken to weatherboarding them.
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Wednesday, 7 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 7 September, 2005
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Houses > Houses   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 493 850 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.6491N 0:9.0984E
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