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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by ed styles on Today at 09:35:11 AM »

alffox  , trying to think of a suitable resting place for the magazines , as a secret serial hoardermyself of shipping and dockland articles I wouid love to take them , but as management wouid go mental with even more papers I have to decline . I remember the " port " as my brorthers mother in law was a P.L.A. employee most of her life and yes they still posted the mag up till shortly she passed away .The era I,m interested in is the 60,s . If you email me my details are on my profile I may be able to give them a good home  . 
All the best Ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by harry on 23 May, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »
Hi All great to have site back ,had a couple of frustrating days trying to find out what had happened??. Regards Harry.I.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by KenM on 23 May, 2019, 10:43:53 AM »
Hi Ed, I first heard the mention of Docklands when the developers were trying to market  their houses & flats,
(Whoops apartments) it had more appeal than redundant warehouse's
Its nice to have the forum back, I thought that it had done a runner again.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by MickG on 23 May, 2019, 09:00:15 AM »
Alf, the only other place I can think that may be interested in your collection is the Docklands History group. The link is below. It might be worth getting in contact with them if you have not already done so.

http://www.docklandshistorygroup.org.uk/
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by alffox on 22 May, 2019, 07:37:52 PM »
Mick - thanks for your reply but Museum of London definately not interested in receiving any material - they emailed me to say that they are totally full and would not be accepting anything other than special items.

Will bin them soon
 alffox
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by MickG on 22 May, 2019, 05:34:05 PM »
Hello Alf, The Museum of London might well be interested in your collection. Try copying and pasting the following link for further information

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collections/about-our-collections/what-we-collect/port-london-authority-archive

Ed the board suddenly went offline about a week ago and all one saw was a message which said database error. However it came back online today.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by alffox on 22 May, 2019, 05:10:26 PM »
Living in Custom House it seemed only natural that the Docks would be where I found my first work age 16 in 1947 and life began with the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company in King George Vth Dock.  A break for RAF National Service then a succession of jobs with Blue Star Line, Royal Mail Line and the Port Line before joining the Port of London Authority in the West India and Millwall Docks.   In those early PLA days there was a regular staff magazine and supplement printed and handed out and in later years there became other printed material namely "THE PORT" newspaper, POLANEWS and later THE PORT OF LONDON.   Now - I am what one might call a hoarder and after each word in an issue had been thoroughly digested the edition would be placed in a plastic box which eventually found its way into my loft space.   These newspapers and magazines just kept coming even though I retired in 1980 - the PLA would post monthly issues out to retired members.      Having "squirrelled" these away for many years (probably 50 to 80) - they begin in the 1960's for PLA magazines and 1970's to late 1990's for others I am reluctant to just confine them to the "skip" so can anyone suggest a suitable resting place for my bundles of dockland history - decasulisation, union disputes, sale of Tilbury Dock, the closure of others and a whole wealth of history.   The Museum of Docklands are not willing to take any material when offered as they really do not have sufficient staff to ponder over each article and nor to save some for posterity.   Not in any consecutive order but just a bundle of newspapers that I am willing to pass on to any interested parties.   Contact me through this message board if anyone has any ideas on their disposal.  They are currently sited in Billericay.

alffox.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by ed styles on 22 May, 2019, 04:33:34 PM »
Boys , when I tried to log on last Friday it all went blank , so been away to a good ol east end resort Walton on the Naze ,come back and all is well with the Forum. Got me thinking with the subject title Docklands , when I first went in the Docks to work this word Docklands as I remember didn't exist , so when did it start ? .My guess is late 70s early 80s .pretty much same timewhen Canary Wharf kicked of .
The yanks call it the Waterfront and wharves and the Aussies and Kiwis the same ,and Wharfies unload and load ships we have Sevedores and Dockers .
All the best Ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by MickG on 15 May, 2019, 09:04:33 PM »
I watched and interesting programme about navigation once. Although working out a ships latitude had been known for many years, finding out its longitude had long proved to be elusive. It was a Suffolk clock maker called John Harrison that eventually solved the problem with clocks. Clocks on a long sea voyage by sail were notorious for the inaccuracy as there was no way of checking them. The ball on the pole at Greenwich observatory drops at a given time of day and when Greenwich was a centre of naval dominance, it was how they set their clocks. Harrison had to build clocks that were very accurate.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Dockland
« Last post by KenM on 15 May, 2019, 06:33:24 PM »
Harry, you are probably right about sat nav in the 70s, but radar was well developed in the 70s.
The eyeball system was left to the poor old 3rd officer, who can have his ar*e kicked by all.
Even in recent years with sat nav we hear of collisions at sea, why?
Now with these huge oil/chemical tankers racing into port to gain the highest market prices, navigation aids are a must.
Ken
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