Colin Grainger

Posts Tagged "docks"

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How the floods of the 1950s shaped our past and present

London is thankfully protected from flooding today thanks to the structure dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World – the magnificent Thames Flood Barrier at Silvertown. But the community in and around the Royal Docks […]

Mar, 31

Mauretania…a different view of a piece of history in Newham’s docks.

A different view of the magical moment from Newham’s history…as the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. In the same way that London […]

Jun, 08

Reflections of the Past 4: The Monarch…the ship at the end of our streets!

Probably the most famous picture from my childhood. Saville Road, North Woolwich, a couple of roads away from the two streets where I grew up, Auberon Street and Rhea Street, is the setting for this […]

May, 03

Mauretania… the biggest ship ever seen in King George V Dock

A magical moment from Newham’s history…the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. My dad Bill Grainger reckons he is 246th person on the […]

Apr, 08

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