Land of the Fanns pop up display at Hornchurch Military Festival (c) Land of the Fanns

Land of the Fanns pop-up display goes to Valence House Prehistory Festival

22.06.2019 to 23.06.2019

Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

Time: 10.00-16.00

Price: Free

We are delighted to have curated a pop-up display for The Land of the Fanns, showcasing the fascinating history, archaeology and heritage of the area across which the Land of the Fanns project operates, an ancient landscape straddling the London – Essex boundary and covering Thurrock, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Brentwood.

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and aims to help local people to discover, enjoy and take pride in their local landscape. MOLA archaeologists are bringing together artefacts on behalf of the Land of the Fanns that reveal the history that can be found beneath our feet.

The display, which is touring local festivals and events from June to October 2019, reveals how London, once made up of fens, forests and farms, has developed over the centuries; the area’s vital role in creation of wealth; its strategic importance in the world wars and its links to great trade routes of the world via the Thames. There is a great deal of this heritage still visible in the local landscape, remnants that people may not be aware of in their local area but can discover in this display.

Display dates and locations – all events are free and run from 10am – 4pm:

  • Essex Wildlife Trust’s Military History Weekend, RM12 6DF, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 2019
  • Valence House Prehistory Festival, Dagenham, RM8 3HT, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June 2019
  • The Orsett Show, Orsett, Grays, RM16 3JU, Saturday 7 September 2019
  • Apple Day, Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster RM14 3NS, Sunday 20 October 2019

No booking is required - just turn up.