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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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Pickles and Pickets

I realize that this is the second blog article in a row that makes significant mention of strikes and unionism. But, it’s impossible to write about the history of the Isle of Dogs, without doing so: the Island has been … Continue reading

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