Monday, 12 December 2011

Deptford Dockyard & Shipbuilding info

We now have some details about:

18th February. Symposium on Thames (some input about shipbuilding on the Greenwich Peninsula included) Details now available from Docklands History Group, John Garnet, 39 Oakfield Lane, Keston, Kent,  BR26BY
Programme and details will be sent with receipt of £30 booking fee

and - we have received the latest copy of Dockyards - Newsletter of the Naval Dockyards Society.

This includes a detailed account of a visit to the Deptford Dockyard site (Convoys) by members in October.  Readers will be aware that this is a major riverside development site which has been subject to a series of planning applications with Lewisham Council, the subject of much local debate.
The account is obviously from a slightly different perspective from much of what we have previously published about the account - although it covers much of the same ground - and has been written by NDS's Secretary, Ann Coats, and Malcolm Tucker, of GLIAS and, of course, a GIHS member.  The party was taken round the site by archaeologist Duncan Hawkins and many interesting photographs, by Malcolm, are included. 
This is followed by details text of the NDS letter to Lewisham Council Planners - this is available on

The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in Greenwich every year - although many of its activists are Portsmouth based.   Next year's meeting, held at the Maritime Museum on  17th March, will include a tour of the Deptford Dockyard site.

Details of membership can be found on their website - and they also are on Facebook Naval-Dockyards-Society and Twitter @navdocksoc

They are looking for a new membership secretary and committee members. Details Ann Coats

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