There will be an illustrated talk on The Rise and Fall of the Pool of London on Sunday 12th May, 3 – 4pm. The venue is Made in Greenwich Gallery, 324 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9SW. Entry is free.
Local artist Terry Scales, will share his early experiences as a stevedore in the once mighty Surrey Docks, and of life on the river when London was the greatest port in the world and was then known as ‘the larder of England’.
Terry will illustrate the function of the many wharves from Tower Bridge to Woolwich, and question the accepted view of why the Pool of London declined so rapidly to the astonishment of many, who for generations had earned their living handling the rich assortment of cargos, and also of the thousands of office workers, who would pause on London Bridge to watch the cranes dip and sway.
After the talk there will be an opportunity to purchase signed prints depicting the last working wharves before the developers moved in.
Please visit Terry’s website for more details; http://www.blueforce.demon.co.uk/terry.scales/