St. Peter and St. Paul Church is basically mediaeval, but the tower was added later.
The Cross Keys is an inn that dates from the Middle Ages.
Through most of the 20th century, from 1931 to 2001, Dagenham was dominated by the Ford Motor Company, with their huge factories for the production of cars.
The Dagenham Girl Pipers were very popular in the 1930s ands 1940s. They were founded by Rev J. W. Graves of Dagenham Congregational Church.
Prominent people born at Dagenham include Max Bygraves, entertainer; Dudley Moore, pianist, comedian an film star; Alf Ramsey, England football manager; and Sandie Shaw, pop singer.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Dagenham for groups.