The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!
I know Dagenham well, having spent considerable time there in my first job, with British telecom, well - it was a short experience! The Ford car plant was then a major work provider for many, I am not so sure it is now.
Since starting Family History , I discovered one important part of my family left fairly prosperous farms, in the Kelvedon Hatch / Doddinghurst area, and ended as general traders in Whalebone Lane, Becontree Heath; before merging with my Suffolk Wildings in Romford.
[Dagenham includes the area of Becontree Heath in all Directories]
Dagenham 1839 Pigots Directory - Gentry & Clergy - Trade in 1839 Academies to Bricklayers , Butchers to Gardeners , Grocers to Plumbers , Saddlers to Wine Merchants & Miscellaneous Dagenham 1848 White Directory - Dagenham 1848 Private Residents & Commercial Traders
Dagenham 1867 Post Office Directory
Dagenham Historical Pubs, Inns & Taverns - Public Houses