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REPORTS OF PREVIOUS TALKS 2003-2011





                        

2011




November:  What is Happening on the River?  by Phil Harris

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July:  The Early Days of the Port of London Authority by Sally Mashiter

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May:  Gravesend Sea School:  by John Meadowcroft.

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April:  A Right Royal River - The History of the Crown Estate and the River Thames:  by Neil Jacobson

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March:  Fishing Fleets:  by Hugh Lyon

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February:  Captain Cook's Executors (the solution to a 230 year old problem) by Derek Morris.

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2010




August:  Frank Hills, his Brothers, Coal,-Gas, Steam Cars and Thames Ironworks by  Mary Mills

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May:  PLA Reminiscences by  Mike Compton

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April:  Shakespeare's International Globe by  Anne Carter

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March:  The Changing Face of Communications in the Port of London  by Garry Shaw

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February:  Ships, Ship-Owners and Shipbuilders in  the Port of London 1802 by Hugh Lyon

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2009




October:  The Development of St. Katharine's Docks by John Francis

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July:  James Edward Moore (1903-1985) by Clare Moore

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June:  Forgotten Thames Shipyards of the mid C19 by Hugh Lyon

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February:  The Gravesend Waterman's Skiff by Edward Sargent our Chairman

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2008




November:  The History of Thames Watermen's Skiffs by Chris Ellmers, our President

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October:  The Steam Tug Portwey by Barrie Sanderson

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September:  Pitcher's Dockyard by  Ken McGoverin

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June:  Early cargo handling and labour management at the West India Docks 1802 – 1840 by Chris Ellmers, our President

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April:  Princess Pocohontas 1595-1617 and other American Connections by Sandra Soder

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March:  The Kent Fortress Royal Engineers by Ken McGoverin

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February:  Maritime Mile End in the Eighteenth Century by Derek Morris

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2007




November:  Conservancy on the Thames 1857 to  1974 by Robert Baldwin

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October:  Life as a PLA  Harbourmaster by Captain Gordon Dickins

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September:  Down Memory Lane - Tugs by Michael Wenban

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August:  London Locks, Docks and Marinas by  Jeremy Batch

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July:  Ports of Call - Heritage Trails for the Royal Docks by Toby Butler

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June:  Safeguarded Wharves by James Trimmer

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April:  An Historic Stroll through Docklands  by  Geoff Marshall

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March:  The History of Wapping Trust by Ray Newton

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February:  The Re-Development of the Greenwich Peninsula by Susie Wilson

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2006




November:  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds by  Roger Tomlinson

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October:  Docklands at War by Bob Aspinall

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September:  The Princes Channel Wreck by  Deanna Groom

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August:  Defences of the Thames by Victor Smith

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July:  The Trinity House Library by Robert Baldwin

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The following are the talks given to the members in the years 2006 to 2011 for which the Group has reports.