History

Artworks and Celebrations

The Creekmouth Heritage Project ran from 2013 to 2015, showcasing the history of Creekmouth Village, Thames View Estate and the landscape of Barking Riverside through artworks and events. As part of the project, a series of art pieces were produced by artists Humourisk, David Mackie, Dave Taylor and Tamara Froud. These can be viewed at Farr

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Creekmouth Learning Resources

As part of the Creekmouth Heritage Project, a suite of learning resources has been produced for local primary schools and the wider community. These resources cover four themes: Maritime Creekmouth, Industrial Creekmouth, Victorian Creekmouth and Wild Creekmouth. You can download these learning packs below, along with directions to Creekmouth Open Space from George Carey School and

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Handley Page

Sir Frederick Handley Page was born in 1885, in Cheltenham and studied engineering at Finsbury Technical College where he gained a degree in engineering. He was interested in mechanical flight and set up his own, small business making propellers and aircraft for other aviators. This led him to form his own The Handley Page Ltd, which had

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Industries Old and New

Demolition Even before Creekmouth village was earmarked for demolition in the 1950s, the surrounding area had witnessed significant development. New industries emerged alongside Barking Power Station, in the shadow of the giant pylons that now spread across Ripple Level. In 1952 James Bird wrote that the industries along River Road could be split into two types, with

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Dagenham Sunday Market

Every Sunday crowds of people flock to River Road for Dagenham Market, held in the shadow of the disused Barking Power Station. The market has been held on this site since 2002, when it moved from Chequers Lane further east along the Thames, where Barking Reach Power Station can now be found. With stalls ranging from clothes and music to household goods

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