By Delia at 11:01 on 26/08/13
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Local artist Terry Scales, will share his early experiences as a stevedore in the once mighty Surrey Docks, and of life on the river when London was the greatest port in the world and was then known as 'the larder of England'. Terry will illustrate the function of the many wharves from Tower Bridge to Woolwich, and question the accepted view of why the Pool of London declined so rapidly to the astonishment of many, who for generations had earned their living handling the rich assortment of cargos, and also of the thousands of office workers who would pause on London Bridge to watch the cranes dip and sway.
After the talk there will be an opportunity to purchase signed prints depicting some of the last working wharves.
Greenwich Industrial History Society
The Old Bakehouse (rear of Age Exchange Centre)
Date; 17th September 2013
Time; 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Price; Free members, £1.00 non members.
No parking at the building but nearest train station is Blackheath Station or car park at Blackheath Station.
Contacts; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website for more info; http://tinyurl.com/6nb4wlv
Pope and Bond barge repairs
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013