Dagenham - Steampunk StyleDagenham is dead. This monstrous misplanned placeMore Like This
Must kill the best that's in the human race,
The town's a blot upon the River's side"
The traveller spoke, but yet I knew he lied.
Dead? When I have seen those bitter fights
Where bosses schemed, and craftsmen held their rights,
And welded with a sure and patient hand
Their doubting fellows in a solid band?
Where girls with shielded eyes and new-found skill
Beneath a blinding glare of sparkling showers,
Make white-hot metal streams obey their will
Creating joints that held tremendous power.
No! Dagenham lives, and spite of darkest night,
Will play its part in struggles for the right.
The ones who live amidst this sorry scheme
Will help to build the Britain of our dream.