Around 5:30 this morning I was rudely awoken from odd dreams about plastic jewellery by loud voices outside my window.
Looking out, this was the scene that greeted me.
The pipe was happily disgorging hundreds of liters of water per minute, washing away the sub-surface of the road. The water carried the mud and silt around Osborne Square, leaving a nice sticky film everywhere.
Alas, I missed any mention of this before the launch event, which DG has covered as part of his exploration of the borough’s historic features, else I’d have taken a day off work and gone along.
When I started this website, well over a decade ago, I did intend to write more and explore more of the area in which I live, as with most things this quick fell by the wayside. Writing stuff up is always much less interesting – to me anyway – that actually doing the stuff.
Over the coming holiday season, I will try to get the old photos of Dagenham back up, and where possible try to take a modern image for comparison. It won’t always be possible, despite there being little real building churn for many years, things are starting to happen and some sight-lines I know would have worked, are no longer possible.
Anyway, most of written here in a while. I will make an effort to write more. Content is king, or something.
A little over a week ago the labyrinth plaque was installed on the platform at Dagenham Heathway.
Designed by Mark Wallinger, these art installations are part of the TFL 150 years celebrations.
I wonder how long the Dagenham piece will last?