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London's Docklands: An Illustrated History
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Geoff Marshall
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London's Docklands: An Illustrated History

Geoff Marshall


The History Press Ltd

Maritime history


168 pages

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London's Docklands is one of the most exciting areas of the capital. Once the docks teemed with men and ships from all over the world, now all is transformed and a new and vibrant area has grown up with commerce, stylish housing, fashionable shops and restaurants. In this fascinating book, the author takes the reader on a journey. He outlines the historical development of the area from Roman beginnings and the Elizabethan Legal Quays to the construction of the largest system of docks in the world. Life in the docks is described, including their often fraught industrial relations, their eventual demise and the re-birth of Docklands with the development of Canary Wharf. Dockland's historic riverside pubs are described, and its former industries, pioneering voyages and fine churches. AUTHOR: Geoff Marshall spent his career as a research chemist, but since retirement pours his energies for research into the history of London. A Blue Badge Guide, he frequently takes guided tours around the docklands area and has written widely on the subject of historical London. 40 colour and 100 b/w illustrations

By:   Geoff Marshall
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 245mm, 
ISBN:   9780750987790
ISBN 10:   0750987790
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

GEOFF MARSHALL was brought up in Staffordshire and studied chemistry at the University of Aston and Imperial College (University of London). After a career as a research chemist, he is now retired and divides his time between working as a London Registered Blue Badge Guide and writing. He has published four books, including The Story of Bankside, Walsall: An Illustrated History, and London's Industrial Heritage.

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