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Dagenham is instantly associated with the huge Ford factory that opened in 1931. However the Dagenham Dock has an industrial history going back to the early 1800's.
Guide Rob Smith looks at a complex history that includes aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding and power generation. You'll get to see the site where the last battleship built on the Thames was completed, London's other flood relief barrier, oil storage depot's, scrapyards and a fantastic stretch of the Thames which is an empty white patch on the A-Z
* Meet at Dagenham Dock Station (trains from Fenchurch Station). The tour will finish at Barking Riverside where buses back to either the start or to Barking Station are available.
Mortimer Wheeler House
46 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED
020 7253 9400