Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Thameside Toil

This is to advertise an initiative by the National Maritime Museum
Thameside Toil - Memories of a Working River. 25th September 11-15.00. An afternoon of archive film and chat remembering old riverside trades and family histories. This is Free but you need to book.

Organiser Steve Martin writes to GIHS about the event:

"We are looking to get either Claire Frankland from the Docklands Museum or Simon Stephens (one of our curators) to co-host the event alongside a former dock worker or waterman who has yet to be decided on.
The afternoon aims to be quite accesible. Audience participation is expected.

The films will be selected from the museum's extraordinary moving picture archive, in order to highlight local histories, working life on and along the Thames and filmed oral family history work that otherwise would lie unseen in the vaults.

If your society would like to access these or any other archive material please feel free to contact me via this email address.
Steve MartinArchive Learning Officer
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

(Steve - sorry - when I tried to reply to your email just now it bounced back)

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