A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate


Valence House Archive Oral History

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander

Broadcast Tuesday 8 February 2022

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander recollect their experiences with the Dagenham Girl Pipers. Interviewed by Judith Etherton, Borough Archivist in 2005.

A copy of this oral history recording can be found on the open shelves in the Valence Archive reading room.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.