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Description de l’éditeur
Tales of London's Docklands is an anthology of true stories, drawn from Henry Bradford's personal experiences as a Registered Docker in the Port of London when traffic through the docks was at its peak. Life as a docker was not for the faint-hearted; men were killed and injured every day, and the work was physically extremely arduous.
Despite this, there was a spirit of camaraderie, and close teamwork was essential in the ship and quay gangs.
Now that the DOcklands regeneration is virtually completed and the landscape has been transforend, it is important that memories of day-to-day life in the past are preserved. Henry Bradford's vivid anecdotes bring this lost world to life.
Tales of London's Docklands will appeal to anyone whose relatives worked as dockers, to social historians, and to anyone with an interest in the history of London's East End, Tilbury Docks and wharves along the banks to the River Thames.