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Pic shows: Roman House, Mardyke Estate, Dagenham East London - Demolition of last of famous tower blocks as used in Made In Dagenham film and Fish Tank.<br />
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One of the first things demolished was the CCTV camera on top of the block<br />
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Residents came out in force to see <br />
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originally used to house Ford Motor Company workers.<br />
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An £80m regeneration project which is transforming an infamous London housing estate into a thriving community today reached a major milestone when the demolition of the last remaining tower block got underway. <br />
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Residents came together to celebrate as a monster muncher started to bring down the final 12 storey tower block, marking a historic moment for the Rainham estate, which achieved notoriety in recent years having appeared in the films Made in Dagenham and Fish Tank.<br />
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Orchard Village – previously known as the Mardyke Estate– was a 1960s high rise estate that over time became dilapidated and a haunt for anti social behaviour. The estate’s reputation for crime meant that no one on the housing list of over 4,000 wanted to live there, resulting in flats remaining empty. <br />
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Pic by Gavin Rodgers/Pixel 8000 Ltd