Note received this morning advertising the fourth Symposia on Thames Shipbuildin. This is to be held in February 2009 in the Museum in Docklands, by West India Quay. it will be chaired by Professors Andrew Lambert of King's and Sarah Palmer of the GMI, and will comprise ten papers on assorted maritime aspects of the Thames, both naval and mercantile.
More information when we get it - but this is a most important, and neglected, subject. The Thames was once the centre of British shipbuilding - but who knows that now outside of a very small band of local industrial and economic historians!