Industrial heritage celebrated in style in Dagenham


Steam and Cider Fair

Over five thousand people made it an afternoon to remember as the popular Steam and Cider Fair hit Old Dagenham Park.

The Summer of festivals in 2018 has attracted record crowds and local residents turned out in their numbers once again for one of the most popular events.

In scorching conditions, lovers of steam engines and classic cars were in for a treat as the borough celebrated it’s rural and industrial heritage.

Classic car parades and historic steam engines were among a number of attractions on offer to the thousands who made their way to the free event in Dagenham.

Some would argue there is no better way to celebrate a hot day than enjoying a refreshing, ice cold real ale and there was certainly plenty to choose from.

One Borough

There was something for the whole family to enjoy with rides and workshops for kids as well as live music from Dolly Parton and Elvis (the very best tribute acts).The fun doesn’t stop there as excitement now builds ahead of One Borough and Roundhouse Music Festival.

Are you the next big deal in music and want a big break? Now is your chance to showcase your talents and perform in front of thousands of people by entering the Roundhouse Unsigned 2018 competition.

To stand a chance of playing centre stage at the Roundhouse Music Festival and winning a £500 cash prize and trophy, all you need to do is submit your video application to [email protected] by Friday, July 20.

The semi-finals will take place at Roundhouse pub in Dagenham on Wednesday, August 8 for singers and groups and Thursday, August 9 for bands.

Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement said: “I am thrilled that so many of our summer events have proved to be such a big success with our residents.

“It proved to be a great day out for all the family at the Steam and Cider Fair and we are now set for two major events at One Borough and Roundhouse Music Festival.

Roundhouse Music Festival

“We want to involve our residents as much as we can and Roundhouse Unsigned provides a great opportunity for any talented musicians to showcase their talents and get the chance to perform in front of thousands of people and hopefully get noticed.”


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