Eastside Community Heritage conducted oral history interviews with current and previous residents of the Becontree estate. Below is a collection of snippets from the interviews.
A resident talking about the significance of moving to Becontree, and the poor conditions that her other relatives lived in.
A current resident of the Becontree Estate talks about people growing their own food during the war.
A current resident discusses the attitude and community spirit of the working class community, he grew up with on the Becontree estate.
A resident discusses their early childhood memories and the types of games they used to play.
A resident discusses bombings that occurred during World War 2.
A resident discusses buses being introduced to the Becontree estate and the type of shops they had in the surrounding area.
A resident discusses the local social scene and watching live bands preform.
A resident discussing the importance of keeping your garden, in immaculate condition and the prizes that were awarded.
Residents discussing the former Dagenham Town Show and Carnival.
A former resident discusses the Irish Catholic presence in Becontree and the Ford plant in Dagenham