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"Tales of London's Docklands" is an anthology of true stories, drawn from Henry Bradford's personal experience as a Registered Docker in the Port of London - when traffic through the docks was at its peak. Life as a docker was not for the faint hearted: men were killed and injured every day, and the work was physically extremely arduous. Despite this, there was a spirit of camaraderie, and close teamwork was essential in the ship and quay gangs. Now that the Docklands regeneration is virtually complete, and the landscape has been transformed, it's important that memories of day to day life in the past are preserved. Henry Bradford's vivid anecdotes bring this lost world to life. "Tales of London's Docklands" will appeal to anyone whose relatives worked as dockers, to social historians, and to anyone with an interest in the history of London's East End.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750941389
ISBN-10: 0750941383
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 146
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Henry T. Bradford

Henry Bradford worked in the Port of London for thirty-two years; his father was a docker before him. After sustaining serious injuries in an accident at work, Henry attended night school to gain some academic qualifications, and later studied at the London School of Economics. Now retired, Henry lives in Rochester, Kent.

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