Help us create a new mural

Monday, 10 May 2021

We’re looking for photos to help artist, Joy Labinjo devise a new large-scale, permanent mural for Becontree Estate at Dagenham Heathway. As part of the Becontree Centenary 2021 we are collecting photographs of people, homes and celebrations taken on the estate between 1921 to 2021 to inspire a new mural design.

We would like to collect many images of photos from contemporary and past daily life showing residents of all ages, genders and ethnicities.

We’re particularly interested in any photos of:

-Becontree residents – past and present (groups & individuals)
-Family gatherings, parties and celebrations
-Residents dressed in Sunday best/or traditional dress
-Local events, shows and festivals on the estate
-Home interiors (especially showing furniture, wallpaper & carpet patterns)
-Residents at home and in their gardens

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: Please scan or pic of your photo(s) and email them to: with your name and contact info.


Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of Becontree Forever