Photograph of Dagenham Town Show at Central Park, Dagenham, showing Dagenham Girl Pipers performing in the open-air arena, surrounded by spectators, as seen from Civic Centre roof, with chimney of the Salvage Plant and Fire Station Tower in background (top centre), 28th - 29th August 1954

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January 28th, 1954 – January 29th, 1954


1 photograph




The Strawboard Collection, previously referred to as the 'illustration collection', was created by staff of Dagenham Borough Libraries Department, who worked at Valence House Museum between 1937 and 1965. It is not dissimilar to other library and local studies image collections of this period, in that photographs were gathered together from various sources, including from within other collections held by the Museum, such as the the glass and copper plates of Dagenham Borough Council, as well as the Egbert E. Smart Collection, and then pasted onto stiff card (known as strawboard) to aid access and labelling.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright holder unknown.

Physical description

Black and white photograph mounted on strawboard.



Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist.

Belongs to:

« Strawboard Collection

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Start dateJanuary 28th, 1954
End dateJanuary 29th, 1954