Participants of the poll were asked to consider 12 aspects about where they lived: decor, space, contentment, value, community, area upkeep, pride, costs, safety, amenities, recreation, and neighbourliness.
The east London borough came bottom in categories including community, area upkeep, safety, amenity and neighbourliness.
It was getting our own back, really, because there were far more of them than us,’ explains Eileen.
And in an even bolder display of female bonding, the women machinists who stitched together the car covers on those sleek Cortinas and Zephyrs rolling off Ford’s production line proceeded to change the course of British history by going on strike in 1968, demanding the same wages as the men and paving the way for the 1970 Equal Pay Act.
Bob Hoskins and Robbie Kay who both appear in this film but share no scenes actually appeared in a film together before this one.
Both starred in Pinocchio (2008) playing father and son Geppetto and Pinoccho.
Four lifelong friends are getting ready for their YOU magazine close-up, laughing as I tell them to imagine that our baby-faced photographer is the naked man who once streaked through the women’s workshop at the car factory where they worked in the 1960s.
‘I don’t think anyone got a good look at him because he was so quick – we didn’t see his dingle-dangle,’ recalls Eileen Pullen, chuckling at the memory.
Detective Constable Matt James said: ‘The woman is very shaken from her ordeal.
The result followed research published earlier this year which showed that Dagenham is the UK’s most burgled town.
Dissatisfaction wasn’t just a problem in the east however, as the western borough of Hounslow came second in the survey of over 24,000 people by Rightmove.
Police are hunting a man who dragged a young woman into a driveway before trying to rape her in front of passing motorists.
The man followed the 22-year-old off a bus near a supermarket in Dagenham, east London, before grabbing her from behind and throwing her to the ground.