Forgotten Stories

The colourful history of people who lived and worked around London’s Royal Docks.

Pigeon Pie

 

Stan Dyson recalls how his resourceful neighbours, The Battersbys, would catch their own supper.  read more…

Chickens in the yard

 

Like many residents of Silvertown, Joan Dyson’s family kept chickens in their yard, but not only for their eggs…  read more…

Gas leaks & chickens

 

Johnny Ringwood recalls how his father’s return from World War II nearly did for next door’s chickens.  read more…