Docklands Docklands History Group
 

We usually meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month, excluding January – but check  our current programme. New members and visitors are very welcome. A £2 donation is suggested from visitors to our talks.

Our talks are held at the Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay (off Hertsmere Road), London E14 4AL, starting at 5.30pm for 6pm and ending at 8pm. This is in a converted West India Docks warehouse, just north of Canary Wharf. Should you arrive late and the Museum main door is closed, there is a staffed entrance called the ‘schools entrance’ at the back on Hertsmere Road – down steps and you need to knock.

The nearest stations are West India Quay (DLR), 300 yards, Westferry (DLR), 400 yards using easternmost exit, and Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line), 750 yards. Note that Lewisham-bound trains do not stop at West India Quay in the rush hour, so alight at Westferry (or you may go on to Canary Wharf (DLR) and catch a train back to West India Quay). There is a parking garage in Hertsmere Road.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Wednesday 5th February
EVENING TALK

Exploring the Thames Wilderness

by Wendy Yorke, Volunteer Project Manager for the Thames Wilderness Project

Wednesday 5th March
EVENING TALK

Evening of Photos

by Andy Wallace

Wednesday 2nd April
EVENING TALK

Maritime Shadwell in the 18th century

by Derek Morris

Wednesday 7th May
VISIT

RNLI Lifeboat Station

Victoria Embankment, 16:30pm

Saturday 10th May
SEMINAR

World War I

Wednesday 4th June
EVENING TALK

Our Thames – Dartford to the Isle of Grain

by Chris Bull

Wednesday 2nd July
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
followed by
ILLUSTRATED TALK

From Chelsea to Greenwich from River and Path

by Peter Finch

Wednesday 6th August
WALK / VISIT

TBA

Wednesday 3rd September
EVENING TALK

Maritime Live Project involving work on the mid 1650s High Court of Admiralty records

Speaker TBA

Wednesday 1st October
EVENING TALK

Strange and Unusual Characters connected to Thurrock

by Jonathan Catton <jcatton@thurrock.gov.uk>

Wednesday 6th November
EVENING TALK

Forgotten and Ignored - Revealing the Story of the East Country Dock, Rotherhithe

by Chris Ellmers

Wednesday 3rd December
EVENING CHRISTMAS SOCIAL