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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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Fred. Olsen & Co. and the Millwall Docks

My thanks to John Bryant for bringing to my attention some photos he had received from Fred. Olsen & Co.; and also my thanks to Fred. Olsen & Co., especially their UK employee Annette Cassar who kindly went to the … Continue reading

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Where the Other Half Lived: the Isle of Dogs – Blackheath Connection

I went to school over the water: Roan School in Blackheath. The best way to get to school was to walk past Island Gardens, through the foot tunnel, past Cutty Sark and the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital, through Greenwich Park – … Continue reading

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