Docklands Docklands History Group

The Docklands History Group (DHG) came into being in 1979 as an independent body to encourage greater understanding of all aspects of the Port of London, and the maritime, industrial and social history of the River Thames, together with its continuing development.

Amongst DHG’s members are many of the people whose dedication to the area contributed to the creation of the long-awaited Museum of London Docklands established now on West India Quay. You can read a short history of the DHG’s work to date.

Membership details and our programme of events are available, and you can contact us directly from here.

For the future, we plan to have an archive of lectures, notes, reading list, photographs, etc available from this site.

Docklands History Group monthly meetings

First Wednesday of the month at 5.30 for 6pm.

Museum of London Docklands,
No1 Warehouse, West India Quay,
Hertsmere Road,
Canary Wharf,
London, E14 4AL

All enquiries should be made to

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'Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames'
Edited by Chris Ellmers  (see contents)
Download order form here (pdf, 66kb)

If you wish to register your interest in a copy of the Proceedings of the 6th Symposium in May 2015 email us at this address:

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames

Launching of Lenox at Deptford Dockyard on 12 April 1678
by Richard Endsor

Sixth Thames Shipbuilding Symposium

Presentations by nine speakers on London's historic shipyards and ships they built

Saturday 9th May 2015
Book your conference place here

Download Programme (pdf, 78kb)