Author Archives: Mick Lemmerman

Round Glengall

If we visited or referred to specifically named buildings or constructions, we talked about them as if they were on a higher elevation, or were further north: I’ll see you up the Waterman’s. He lives up Galleon. The disco up … Continue reading

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Morton’s of Millwall (and Cubitt Town)

In 1849, John Thomas Morton (1828 – 1897) established a small factory in Aberdeen producing preserved and canned foods aimed primarily at the export market. In 1866 he relocated his head office to Leadenhall Street in the City, and in … Continue reading

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Is this a Photo of Saunder’s Ness?

I came across this photo on the internet. Its caption? ‘The Isle of Dogs from Greenwich’. (I am sorry to say I cannot remember where the photo came from – it was a long time ago before I made it … Continue reading

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Men of the Isle of Dogs Killed in Action During WWI

Around 6 million men were mobilised to serve in the British Army during WWI; the majority were born in Britain, but a significant number were from other countries around the British Empire. 700,000 of the combatants from the British Isles … Continue reading

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Folly Wall

Yarrow, Stewart, Samuda – some of the greatest names in the history of iron and ship building on the Isle of Dogs – all at some time had their yards off Folly Wall, a narrow path along the river embankment … Continue reading

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The Chimneys of the Isle of Dogs

The 1995 romantic film, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’, starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep (oooh – she annoys me), is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. On the Island, we didn’t go … Continue reading

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Some Quality Images from Tim Brown’s ‘The East End in Colour 1980-1990’

Many moons ago, in 2013, I came across a large and wonderful set of photos on Flickr. In an album named ‘London Docklands’ were more than 1200 photos ‘showing some of the buildings lost & the changes made to the … Continue reading

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