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Living in Dagenham
Dagenham is one of the largest suburbs of East London, lying in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Covering the postcode district of RM8, RM9 and RM10, it was transformed into the urban beauty that is today when the London County Council decided to convert the historically agrarian village to the large Becontree estate. Having formally attained the status of an urban municipality in 1938, since then it has been a predominantly residential area. Industry has not been able to gain a strong foothold in the region, as it was obvious after the decline of Fords Motor Company and Sterling Ltd branches in the area. The London Underground serves Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway while National Expressoperates from Dagenham Dock and nearby Chadwell Heath. The area is also served by a number of London bus routes, including the night bus N15. One of the main attractions in the region is the Valence House which serves like a local museum documenting the lives of the people of Barking and Dagenham. The Roundhouse public house was a rock music venue to most East Londoners between 1969 and 1975 and popular for performances by stalwarts like Jethro Tull, Queen, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. Dagenham is an emerging suburb considered to be quiet and social living.