Dockland Life

By Chris Ellmers, Alex Werner,

Book cover of Dockland Life: A Pictorial History of London’s Docks 1860–2000

Book description

With a workforce of over 100,000 men, women and children and reaching out to all corners of the Earth, London's Docklands, formerly the Port of London, at one time formed the largest and most comprehensive system of docks the world has ever known. The Museum of Dockland, an independent branch…

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This volume explores all the major aspects of the Port of London, from warehousing and ship repair to the quayside and dock trades. The 2000 edition takes the story right up to the redevelopment of what is now called London Docklands, including Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome. The many well-chosen illustrations help to convey the drama and mystery of the docks but also the daily grind and danger of some of the work that went on there.

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