FOURTH SYMPOSIUM ON “SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPS ON THE THAMES”The Proceedings of the above which was held in February 2009 at the Museum of London Docklands is now available. It is regretted that there has been a delay in publication due to a change in the editorship earlier this year. The volume is an A4 size, softback publication similar to those produced for the meetings held in 2003 and 2006. It is a limited run publication that will not be reprinted or sold elsewhere. The ten papers presented at the 2009 meeting were as follows:
1. Dr Damian GoodburnInvestigating Fragments of a Large Oared Ship, or Galley, of the late 13th Century excavated from the London Waterfront. 18 pp., 7 illus.
2. Dr Janet MacdonaldBritish Patents of Interest to Maritime Historians filed in London between 1780 and 1820, 12 pp., 8 illus.
3. Dr Cori Convertito-Farrar and Ken CozensThe Operations of the Trinity House Ballast Office in the Late Eighteenth Century, 15 pp., 3 Tables, 2 Fig., 5 illus.
4. Chris Ellmers‘This Great National Object’ - the Story of the Paddle Steamer Enterprize. 23 pp., 1 Table, 8 illus.
5. Professor Andrew Lambert
Woolwich Dockyard and the Early Steam Navy, 1815-1852, 15 pp., 2 Tables, 2 illus.
6. Dr Carlos Alfaro ZafortezaSea Power and Technology Transfer: The Spanish Navy and the Thames Shipyards, 1844-1850, 13 pp., 4 Tables, 3 illus.
7. Alexis Haslam and Duncan Hawkins with contributions by Christopher Mayo, Denise Mulligan and Andrew SkeltonRecent archaeological investigations at The Forge, Millwall and Payne’s and Borthwick Wharves, Deptford, 14 pp., 13 illus.
8. Dr Roy FentonLondon Tramps and London Colliers. 8 pp., 3 Tables, 2 Fig.
9. Professor Ian BuxtonThe Output of Thames-side Yards from 1850 to 1914. 8 pp., 1 Table, 7 Fig., 3 illus.
10. Rif Winfield and Stuart RankinJohn I. Thornycroft & Co. - the Chiswick Years. 20 pp., 2 Tables, 12 illus.
The cost per copy is £12.50, which includes £2.50 p&p for mailing to UK addresses. To purchase a copy contact me, as below, with your mailing address and you can pay on receipt.
The proceedings for the 4th Symposium are being published and distributed on a non-profit making basis with any surplus funds after paying expenses being donated to the “Help for Heroes” charity. The proceedings for the 5th symposium held in February 2012 are being edited by Chris Ellmers with the assistance of Jenny Collett, both of the Docklands History Group, and they will be distributed by that Group, probably early in 2013.
Dr Roger Owen email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. no. 0208 777 7103