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Now available: The Isle of Dogs During World War II

I’ve written a book about the Isle of Dogs during WWII.  It’s available from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1507746113?keywords=lemmerman&qid=1439282411&ref_=sr_1_9&sr=8-9 Below are a few sample pages.

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Unveiling of Bullivant’s Wharf Plaque

At noon on Saturday 5th July, an informal ceremony took place to mark the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the memory of the victims of the WWII Bullivant’s Wharf tragedy (click here for the story of this tragedy). The … Continue reading

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S.V. Penang

The S.V. Penang was a three-masted steel barque built in 1905 in Germany, and was originally named the “Albert Rickmers”. In 1910 she was sold, renamed Penang and used in the South American nitrate trade. After a few more changes of … Continue reading

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Island Prefabs

Built at the end of WWII in response to the housing crisis, and intended to be temporary, prefabricated houses – prefabs – were a familiar site on the Island until around 1970. The whole of the west side of Stebondale St, … Continue reading

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The Tragedy at Bullivant’s Wharf

In October 2013, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets invited residents to nominate a person, place or event in the borough they feel should be commemorated with a blue “People’s Plaque”. They included a list of 17 candidates for a … Continue reading

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