Barking and Dagenham celebrates 50-year anniversary

Tue 19 May 2015, 12:17 pm

Barking and Dagenham is marking 50 years since it became one London borough by hosting more than 50 summer events in 2015.

An English Civil War re-enactment takes place on Becontree Avenue in Dagenham during the bank holiday weekend (24 and 25 May). It includes musket, pike and cannon demonstrations. 

At Central Park in Dagenham tribute acts will perform on Saturday 6 June. These tribute acts were chosen based on those bands that once played at local pub, The Roundhouse, in their heyday, including Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen and Status Quo.

Celebrated Barking native, the singer-songwriter and political activist, Billy Bragg, will headline the Barking Folk Festival at the beginning of July.

A steam and cider event takes place in Old Dagenham Park in August and other events throughout the summer include community days, youth parades and country fairs.

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