Despite the developments, Dagenham itself remained a small and insignificant village on the Southend Road, here sketched in 1895.
Episode 2 will delve into the railway's history and present operation.
Clutch and sink into the wet bank. The wind
Crosses the brown land, unheard. The nymphs are departed.
Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song.
Next blog : due Tuesday August 9th
Dagenham Dock Week