Becontree Estate Bus Tour, Dagenham

G Topham Forrest

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Meet at: outside Civic Centre
place
Dagenham, RM10 7BN
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Refreshments, Partial disabled access, Parking, Toilets
Built by the LCC during the 1920s and early 1930s, the estate was once the largest of its kind in Europe, with over 25,000 houses. Later building programmes extended the estate to house an estimated population of 90,000.

Access

Sunday 23rd

group
  • Coach tour with ex-Becontree Housing Manager Bill Jennings at 10am (Max 52 per tour) Includes visits to Valence House, Kingsley Hall and three vacant council properties

Design

Original design
G Topham Forrest, 1940
Type
Walk/tour
Period
Inter-war