Pictures: Tennis in 1950s Dagenham

A man helps a boy hit the ball in Goresbrook Park, Dagenham in 1956

A man helps a boy hit the ball in Goresbrook Park, Dagenham in 1956 - Credit: Archant

With Wimbledon fever in the air Valence House has taken a nostalgic look back at families enjoying tennis in 1950s Dagenham.

Residents play tennis in Old Dagenham Park in the1950s

Residents play tennis in Old Dagenham Park in the1950s - Credit: Archant

These photos, from its archives, show a man teaching a young boy how to hit the ball at a court in Goresbrook Park and people enjoying a game in Old Dagenham Park.

You can see more old photos of the borough on Valence House’s Flickr site flickr.com/photos/barkingdagenhamarchive.


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