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DHG Life President Chris Ellmers

● To promote a greater knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the maritime, industrial and social history of the tidal River Thames, the Port of London and Docklands.

● To engage with groups, individuals and local people to further interest in the subject areas.

● To promote associated education programmes and to organise lectures and conferences.

● To publish proceedings of conferences, talks and other material relating to the Group’s broad area of interest

 Mission Statement

The group was formed in the late 1970s as a forum to bring together people interested in the history of Docklands and who were actively involved in its preservation and recording.  After thirty years it is still going strong with an interesting and varied programme of evening meetings and conferences.    Read More


The group is managed by  a small group of officers and committee-members elected at the AGM  for a period of three years after which they have to offer themselves up for re-election.  The Honorary President, Chris Ellmers, acts as chairman of the Editorial Board.  The current officers and committee members are as follows:

 The Officers and Committee

Chris Ellmers


Edward Sargent


Malcolm Tucker


Sally Mashiter

Meetings and Visits Secretary

Chris Everett

Conference Coordinator

John Gamet

Membership Secretary

Peter Stone

Social Media Manager

Graham Hall

Committee Member

Colin Prior

Committee Member