‘Forgotten Stories’ from the Royal Docks

Besi Besemar May 1, 2015

People are being asked to contribute forgotten stories to a new historical archive, honouring the rich cultural history behind London’s Royal Docks. Did you or your family used to work in or grow up in or around London’s Royal Docks? Were you a docker or did you live in a dockside community? Perhaps a member of your family remembers the Royal Docks in the Blitz or the day the elephants arrived? A new project has been launched that will see forgotten stories from London’s Royal Docks collated as a part of a new online historical archive. The archives, which are to be created by the Royal Docks in the East End, will provide a historical record of a unique area on the eve of a major redevelopment.

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