My interest in London’s Docklands started when I was 7 years old, when my grandad took me and my brother around his work, when he happened to work for the GLC in the Surrey Docks, when the docks were being filled in and the land made ready for development.
This is me in what is now a much woodier Russia Dock Woodland, with my older brother in front, in 1982; I have surprisingly clear memories of the area then, and remember clearly going along Salter Road before it was completed and open to the public, and going into the new Fisher Athletic stadium just before it was handed over to the club.
Over the years I have watched Docklands grow, and have collected a fair amount of interesting material worthy of a wider audience, and that’s what this blog is for. I don’t expect to be posting constant updates, but will gradually delve into my stuff seeking items I think will be of interest.
If this looks like the sort of thing that interests you, why not subscribe, and come back another time? Hopefully there will be something new, and if you find anything you think I would like, why not get in touch?