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The Docklands History Group is publishing proceedings of its symposia.  So far, that for the 2012 Shipbuilding on the Thames conference is available.  However, that for the London and the Whaling Trade conference should be available shortly.  The Group will also produce other publications from time to time some of which may only be available on-line.

The symposium, the first to be organised by the Group, took place in February 2012.  The following papers, read on that day, are included in the proceedings which were edited by Chris Ellmers.

Foreshore Archaeology:  Thames Shipbuilding and Breaking

Gustav Milne and Eliott Wragg

The Mysterie of the Shipwrights

Rodney Brown

Gordon and Company, Deptford:  Discovering a lost London Shipyard

Chris Ellmers

Artists and the Thames Shipyards

Pieter ven der Merve

Thames Sailing Barges and their Builders

Richard Hugh Perks

John Scott Russell and the Construction of HMS Warrior

Andrew Lambert

Maudslay, Sons and Field’s Greenwich Shipyard

Mary Mills

The Social and Economic Impact of the Closure of Thorneycroft’s Yard, Chiswick in 1909.

James Wisdom

These proceedings are available for £20 plus £5 p&p  from the Docklands History Group, 39 Oakland Lane, Keston, Kent BR2 6BY.  Please

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  Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames

By Stuart Rankin

The Docklands History Group is very pleased to make available this bookelet on the Surrey Commercial Docks.   To download a free copy of this please  Click Here.

 This is part of  a widely acclaimed and important series of Rotherhithe booklets researched, written and published by Stuart Rankin.  Originally published in the 1990s, these booklets have long been out of print  but Stuart is now making the others, including those on shipbuilding in Rotherhithe, available to purchase on his own website, British Transport Treasures and these should be coming out over the following months.  Please Click Here to go to his website at www.britishtransporttreasures.com/product/shipbuilding-in-rotherhithe-bull-head-dock-to-the-pageants-part-i-to-part-4-ebooks/.   .  


 A Short History of the Surrey Commercial Docks