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Historians take look at mansion used by Dagenham Dock industrialist

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 December 2012

Heritage: Arthur Williams helped to build Dagenham Docks, pictured here in the Sixties

Heritage: Arthur Williams helped to build Dagenham Docks, pictured here in the Sixties

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Scholars will chart the history of a mansion inhabited by an industrialist who helped to build Dagenham Docks.

Upminster Court in Havering was erected in 1905 as a private residence for Arthur Williams and was used to house refugees during World War Two.

Arthur Williams was the son of Samuel Williams, who was credited with building the docks.

Barking and District Historical Society will host the talk at Harp House in Helmore Road, at 7.45pm on Monday.

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