Talk:Dagenham

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Dagenham:
  • Demolition of Crown Street and village in 1960s
  • Areas of Dagenham to cover:
    • Becontree estate (summarising Becontree)
    • Becontree Heath and civic area
    • Old Dagenham
    • Riverside
  • Plans for May & Baker: Sainsburys and other redevelopment

May and Baker plant[edit]

Isn't this currently being demolished? Does anyone know the plans for the site? MRSC 09:21, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

History[edit]

Should the "Moby-Dick Public House" really link to a wiki article about the book of the same name? I understand that that was the inspiration for the name of the pub, but the fact is that the article if mentioning the pub while wiki-linking to the book. I may be wrong, let me know Darigan (talk) 13:50, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Nope ... the rule of thumb is the link should point to something directly relevant to the subject - in this case, a bit too peripheral. You could link 'public house' - but I think that is a little too generic for linking too. Simple words, parts of expressions, etc probably shouldn't be linked. If the pub were (for instance) the White Hart - that might be worth linking since the association isn't absolutely clear. HTH Kbthompson (talk) 14:32, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Notable residents[edit]

Hi, i've just re-organised the notable residents section from paragraphs of block text to a list. While i was editing it, i couldn't help but feel that some of the listed notable residents were not necessarily terribly notable. Don't want to hurt anyones feelings, but should we shave the list a little? Maybe i'm being far too harsh, given that the wikilinks for most notable residents actually go to an article about that person, anyways, let me know what you think. Cheers Darigan (talk) 11:58, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I say move all to List of people from Barking and Dagenham. MRSC (talk) 15:00, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if that is necessarily the best option. Dagenham is a funny old one - On the one hand we have the Constituency/Borough article for Barking and Dagenham, and then we have seperate pages for Dagenham and for Barking. I am a Dagenham resident (does that create a COI?), but i would think that if the Dagenham page stays (as opposed to being merged with the Barking page, which it probably should not be - i understand that the two areas only became the same borough at some point in the late 70's or early 80's), as it should do, then it is reasonable to have a "Notable Residents" section within the page - although, the notability of some of those listed may be questioned by some, and indeed, the relationship that some of the "Notable Resients" actually have with Dagenham may be tenuous at best. If a few more wikipedians were to get involved in the discussion i'm sure that we could reach a result that sits comfortably with the general wikipedia style for such an article. (Apologies, i have just re-read what i wrote, and it reads terribly - alas i am too dozy right now to edit it) Best, Darigan (talk) 15:13, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Usually the locality articles only contain the most significant people related to it and they are incorporated into the main text (history/culture sections). Manchester for example only has a link to a list article. MRSC (talk) 17:20, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

"Dagenham is a suburban town in northeast London"[edit]

That is a distortion of the facts for snob reasons - Dagenham is an eastend London suburb. From the map on the page anyone can see that it is in the east, not the northeast. Also the largest council estate in Europe. 92.24.69.222 (talk) 00:48, 2 January 2010 (UTC).

Dagenham has never been a town insofar as it has never had a market charter. I know of no other clear definition of a town.

Proposal to remove Popular culture section[edit]

The section is completely unsourced, includes claims about living people and fails to meet "In popular culture" content guidance, I propose to delete it unless there are reasonable objections in line with policy. -- (talk) 00:00, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Dudley Moore should definitely stay - I'll look for a suitable ref. Pterre (talk) 11:33, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
OK I've moved Dudley Moore to 'notable people' on the grounds that he was notable and that his background undoubtedly influenced Pete and Dud. Moved Made in Dagenham to the section on the Ford plant. Do your worst! Pterre (talk) 12:30, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
 Done The last version of the IPC section can be seen here if anyone wants to salvage parts of it. (talk) 07:39, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

The Roundhouse[edit]

I think there is a mix up here - I believe the bands you quote as playing at the Roundhouse Dagenham actually played at the Roundhouse in Camden. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.168.78.9 (talk) 11:01, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Facts omitted?[edit]

"Other factors leading to the closure of the Auto-assembly line were the need of the site for the new Diesel Centre of Excellence, which produces half of Ford's Diesel Engines worldwide and the UK employment laws when compared to Spanish, German and Belgian laws. In 2005 Cummins went into a joint venture and offered $15 million (US) to reinstate the factory."

The difference between UK employment laws and those of Spain, Germany and Belgium is not made clear here.

Who or what was Cummins?

A few more words in this paragraph would be a help to those in the future who won't remember 2005. --Oldontarian (talk) 14:52, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

I've got a pronounciation problem[edit]

Now I have got a question. Is UK English speaker told this city's pronounciation for /ˈdæɡənəm/ or /dæɡənhæm/? I have searched for no results on many of the dictionaries.--WKDx417 (talk) 05:22, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

The wards of Alibon, Mayesbrook, Parsloes, Thames and Valence are in the Barking Parliamentary Constituency.[edit]

These ward are in Barking PC, but the only reason they are mentioned under Dagenham is that they were in Dagenham PC until recently ?201x. The wording suggests they are still part of Dagenham, but there is no bordered entity called Dagenham except the post town, which is unconnected with the wards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.232.34.78 (talk) 01:48, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

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