Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Why was Dagenham in Essex called Corned Beef City?

I have had various answers varying from:

the way houses were built

poor people in the war years only had corned beef to eat

people legs from sitting in front of the fire

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    In the 1930s, Dagenham became an overspill area for the inhabitants of east London. It received the nickname ' corned beef city' because that was all the people could afford to eat.

  • 4 years ago

    Corned Beef City

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