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Forgotten Stories: Whale meat again…

Forgotten Stories: Whale meat again…

Local journalist and historian Colin Grainger recalls the childhood song that dates back to the day in 1899 when a 30-ton whale met its grisly end on the banks of the River Thames in North Woolwich. read more…

King George V lock refurbishment

King George V lock refurbishment

London’s Royal Docks boasts a proud 145 year history of incredible stories and change but to keep the docks operating and in good shape for the future is a major task.
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London City Airport 30th anniversary

London City Airport 30th anniversary

London City Airport celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 in the wake of its busiest year and the start of an ambitious £340 million development plan. It’s also released a number of photos from its archive, illustrating just how things have changed around London’s Royal Docks over the past three decades. read more…

Forgotten Stories – the 1917 Silvertown Explosion (part two)

Forgotten Stories – the 1917 Silvertown Explosion (part two)

In the second part of this special this special edition of Forgotten Stories we remember The Silvertown Explosion through the eyes and ears of relatives and friends of those who were about on the fateful day, and those who remember the stories of the horrors that were passed on to them.
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