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Women’s Work

In 1800, the Isle of Dogs contained only thirty inhabited buildings, and had a population of roughly 150. When the West India Docks opened in 1802, employment opportunities in the docks and growing industry on the Island meant the population grew to 1,346 … Continue reading

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Kingsbridge – A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

This 1947 photo (click for large version) shows a small area of the Island, a neighbourhood commonly known as Kingsbridge. I like the photo a lot. It is quite familiar to me, appearing not fundamentally different to how it was when we moved to the … Continue reading

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