Pictures: Family fun in Barking and Dagenham to celebrate the NHS
- Credit: Ellie Hoskins
Singing, dancing and entertainment filled Barking and Dagenham parks over the weekend as the Thank You Roadshow for the NHS kicked off.
Six parks hosted a variety of entertainment across Saturday and Sunday (July 3 and 4), including vintage singers trio The Knightingales, rainbow stilt walkers Upper Level, Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance, Black Eagles acrobats, street theatre by Hope and Joy from Swank, and Carlie Townsend.
The fun continues today (Monday, July 5) - the 73rd anniversary of the NHS - as the roadshow visits every ward in the borough.
As a three-day event which coincides with the first national NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on July 5, the Thank You Roadshow was devised by Barking and Dagenham council as a way to thank key workers and the community for their efforts during the pandemic.
Here are some highlights from Valence Park on Sunday.