Speaker: Peter Stone
In the 1930s London was the largest port in the world, with ships connecting every part of the globe. A third of the nation’s trade passed through London’s docks and riverside wharves. Despite enemy bombing during the Second World War and much destruction, a new peak was reached in the 1960s. Yet, as Peter Stone explains in his recently-published book ‘The History of the Port of London’, within two decades most of the port lay idle. In this talk the author will take us through a brief history of the port, from the Romans to the modern Docklands. Copies of Peter’s book will be for sale, which he will be happy to sign.
The Essex History Group meets at ERO for talks on varied historical subjects. There is no formal membership and all are welcome. Talks start at 10.30am, with refreshments before and after. Our lecture theatre is accessible to people in wheelchairs and has an induction loop.
Please book in advance then pay the £3 admission fee on the door.
Tuesday 4 December, 10.30am-12.00noon
Tuesday 11 December, 10.30am-12.00noon
Booking open from 1 November
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