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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Mural: Princess Alice Disaster - mural


{Four plaques to the right of the mural:}
Creekmouth Heritage Project

About this site: Creekmouth Open Space
The Creekmouth Heritage Project showcases the history of Creekmouth Village, Thames View Estate and the landscape of Barking Riverside through artworks and events.
John Bennet Lawes built the village of Creekmouth in the 1850s to house the workers of his nearby chemical factory. The cottages, built in two rows, included a school and later, a mission church. These joined the Crooked Billet Inn, circa 1700.
Cut off from the rest of Barking by extensive marshland, for much of its history, a unique community developed in the village. Today, after the last cottage was demolished, former residents work tirelessly to keep the memory of Creekmouth alive.
For further information, please visit the website of the Creekside Preservation Society at

About the artwork: Soul Searching in Creekmouth by Tamara Froud
Two old souls talk across a river, remembering times gone by in Creekmouth Village. As their words transform into the waters of the Thames and the Roding, the history of Creekmouth and the surrounding area is brought to life: from the Princess Alice disaster to the looming chimneys of Barking Power Station, and the flood that spelled the end of village life.

The other two plaques show a map of the area, plotting a walk around a number of artworks, and the mural's sponsors.

Site: Princess Alice Disaster - mural (1 memorial)

IG11, River Road, Creekmouth Open Space

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Princess Alice Disaster - mural

Information Subjects commemorated

Princess Alice disaster

London's worst peacetime disaster. The Princess Alice was a passenger paddle ...

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John Bennet Lawes

Entrepreneur and agricultural scientist. Born at Rothamsted, Hertfordshire. H...

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Creekmouth Village

Built in the 1850s by John Bennet Lawes to house the workers in his chemicals...

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Princess Alice Disaster - mural

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

London borough formed by the London Government Act of 1963. The constituent p...

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Heritage Lottery Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (rebranded 2019), formerly the Heritage Lo...

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Tamara Froud

Mosaic and mural artist.

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