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The Docklands History Group is the leading history group for the study of the Port of London and the tidal River Thames.  Among its membership are people with a long-standing interest in port and river-history who have published widely on the subject.

The Group holds regular monthly meetings, hosts annual conferences and publishes associated Proceedings

If you would like to join the Group, please Click Here to go to Join Us page.

The Docklands History Group hosts a conference each year at the Museum of London Docklands in the West India Docks..

The conference for 2016 will be: Before the Docks: London River and Port in the 18th Century and will take place on the 7th May.

For further details of this and previous and future conferences please Click Here to go to Conference Page.


The Docklands History Group is now developing a programme of publications.  The first of these is:

The Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames .  These are edited by Chris Ellmers and are currently available at the price of  £20 plus post and packing.

For further details on these including how to order and information on other publications please Click Here to go to Publications Page.


The Docklands History Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January.  Other than when there are visits to historic sites, the meetings are usually held at: - The Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road,, London E14 4AL.

The talk for the 4th May will be The Princess Alice Disaster by Joan Lock.

For full details of the activities for the current year, please Click Here to go to Programme of Events


The photographs which are displayed in this website are copied from the PLA Collection which is now housed in the Museum of London Docklands

Old Custom House and Wool Quay  by Samuel Scott.  Reproduced with the kind permission of the Fishmongers’ Company