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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter

London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter
Item# 9780711033863

Product Description

Publisher: Ian Allan

Author: Fiona Rule

In the past the London Docks provided employment for thousands of workers, but the demise of the docklands in the late 20th century ended a tradition of waterside industry that had existed since Roman times. This new publication chronicles the rise and fall of this under-explored part of the history of London by examining the wealth of evidence left behind by the people who worked, lived and visited the area. From archaeological finds through to diaries, newspaper articles, census returns and personal interviews, the lost docks of London are rediscovered. 12 b/w and 1 colour photos/illustrations. (hb)