As many of our heritage buildings and parkland disappear and become forgotten, the Dagnam Park Exhibition currently at the Museum, brings back to life the story of Dagnam Park and the history of the people who lived there. The Manor is thought to date back to the early 13th Century.
The Friends of Dagnam Park are displaying their archaeological finds from digs which have taken place in the grounds over the years and the Dagnam’s stable bell, which dates back to 1847. Within the Exhibition the story of the house and the Neave family will be shared.
For over 14 years the Friends have been working tirelessly to bring the park to the point where they have been entered into the annual London in Bloom competition and have been recipients of both Gold and Silver awards in the “Large Parks” and “Conservation” criteria’s in the last four years.
Don Tait, of the Friends, said: “This Exhibition, that runs until the 27th October, and conservation of the parkland would not be possible without the dedicated band of volunteers who, work in conjunction with Havering Council’s Park Department.”
If anyone is interested in joining the Friend’s of Dagnam Park details on how to do so can be found on their website at www.friendsofdagnampark.org.uk