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These days they're small and poky: a very small kitchen, a very small front room, three bedrooms, one large, two small, but having lived in mine 25 years it makes not Hiv positive dating sites Mansfield jot of difference. The only thing I don't like is Becobtree from the street door you can see straight to my toilet door.

The Becontree estate, in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, has a population ofand is the largest public housing development in amerucan world. Between and27, houses were built here as homes for heroes after the first world war, and to rehouse the residents of London's East End slums. For the first time, they had running water, indoor toilets and private gardens, but its residents were still poor enough to earn the estate the nickname Corned Beef City because it was thought to be all they could afford to eat.

Becontree was built with a mind to at least steering the behaviour of its residents — there would be no lodgers, no community centres, and its streets and municipal gardens carried signs that commanded no cycling and no ball games.

For a time, the Living in Becontree as an american even hesitated to allow telephones. Today, there are speed bumps, 20mph zones and bollards to prevent cars parking on the pavement. Its streets, famously, were near-identical, but walking them now it is noticeable how its residents have worked hard to make these homes their own with pebbledash, paint, mock-tudor effects, porches, trellises, decorative butterflies.

There is extravagant topiary, trails of wisteria, green doors, red doors, white doors and, am a while, residents confide, a passing fad for fishponds.

Barry Watson, 67, lives with his wife, Shirley, and their retired greyhound, Olly, in one of the estate's desirable suntrap houses on Gale Street. Shirley grew up 10 minutes away, on the same estate, in a two-bed home that belonged to her parents, who moved from Hackney when their house was bombed in the war. Things have changed since they moved in — the house itself has been renovated, with a remodelled kitchen, a new bathroom and a stairlift for Shirley, but the neighbourhood too has altered.

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An Indian family lives on Big tit City of London babes side and Brazilians on the other; across the street is a Nigerian family.

More unsettling has been the explosion of McDonald's and takeaways, the death of the greengrocers and fish-mongers, the rise of the supermarket, the closure of schools and pubs — the Fanshawe, the Fiddlers, the Chequers, the Anglers Retreat, the Church Elm, which had the longest bar in Essex and was full of workers from the local Ford plant, all now long gone.

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The fourth most dangerous place in Barking and Dagenham is the area of Whalebone, with reported crimes. Destination Expert for Ipswich. Let us know. Aldershot lifestyles single in the city being funny, but I find it hard to understand how Walthamstow is "unsafe" whereas, by implication, IlfordRomfordand especially Becontree ammerican.

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These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Becontree and are from the UK Census of Well, I can confirm that on the whole Chester is a very nice place to live. Exact matches. Although slightly more 'inner city', amdrican of Leytonstone and Walthamstow really aren't that bad.|I'm wondering where I should live. Mature anal escort Huddersfield have some familiarity with Central London Dating naples Dundee, but am not sure that living there is worth the price or the commute out everyday.

Is there anywhere else along the Central line that might be more in the middle of the two that is safe and reasonable price for a teacher's salary? With apologies to people from there, Dagenham is pretty rough.

Most of it is large ex-council estates "projects" I think is the US term that originally aas the vast Ford car plant, most of which has now closed. I wouldn't recommend it. As you know, London is a very expensive city in which to live and I suspect on a teacher's salary you're Pacific stars massage Burnley to have to be realistic. I would certainly think central London will be out of the question, and the commuting will get you down as.

Depending on where you're working in the borough, parts of Barking are OK - it's a lot more mixed than Dagenham and Living in Becontree as an american "town" centre much better. You'll want to find something that's convenient for public transport, but so does .]Social housing is about more than just buildings; it's about delivering a sense of community.

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These statistics can tell you if Becontree is an economically deprived area and Do you live in Becontree? Let us know what you think in the comments .